Stories Tagged 'Transitional justice act'
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has welcomed the government’s initiative towards amending the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons and Truth and Reconciliation Commission Act, while calling for making the amendment bill fully consistent with Nepal’s obligations under international law.
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Any international experience on the TJ needs to be validated through wider consultation
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Almost three years after the Supreme Court verdict, the government has drafted a bill on the amendment of acts of Commission on Investigation of Enforced Disappeared Persons and Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
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The government has finally prepared a draft for amending the Act governing the two transitional justice bodies, adhering to the Supreme Court verdict and international standards on transitional justice. The proposal is likely to be tabled in Parliament for endorsement in two weeks.
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Ten years after the end of the decade-long armed struggle during which nearly 1,500 citizens were disappeared—and two years after the formation of a commission to look into cases of disappearance—there is finally some clarity on the horizon when it comes to defining the “disappeared persons”.
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Just as the transitional justice bodies gear up for investigating complaints related to war era, there are some issues that could be of major cause for concern for those who have been awaiting justice for years. And one of them is the “new definition of murder”. The proposed amendment bill on transitional justice has limited the definition of murder to “the act of killing after taking under control”.
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