Stories Tagged 'Human rights'
Anti-torture legal provisions must be fully compliant with international conventions
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The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which faces scathing criticism for delaying investigation into the war-era cases of human rights violations, has said its work will be bogged down deeper since the government hasn’t released funds necessary for the probe.Forty days after the new fiscal year, the TRC has received budget enough only for the salary of its staff while there is no money to cover their travel expenses or payments for the services of experts investigating the cases.
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Four Nepal Army units, which were among a dozen units under the US government restrictions for severe human rights violations during the decade-long Maoist insurgency, have cleared the human rights vetting, according to a document released by the outgoing Army chief touting his accomplishments during his tenure.
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Relatives of Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) leaders Mohan Karki and Krishna Dhamala have urged human rights agencies, civil society and media persons to take initiatives to find the duo. The family members claimed that police had detained Karki and Dhamala from Nagdhunga check post in Kathmandu on Thursday and made them disappeared.
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Police arrested 32 human rights activists from outside Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwater, Kathmandu on Saturday.
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