Stories Tagged 'Truth and reconciliation commission'

Justice is overdue

Nov 21 2018

Twelve years have passed since the historic Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed between the government and Maoist rebels on November 6, 2006.
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Civil society leaders have said that investigation into war-era crimes cannot move forward unless the major stakeholders have adopted a singular view of prosecuting the perpetrators before transitional justice court.
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Less than five months to the end of the extended tenure of the two transitional justice bodies, little or no progress has been made in investigating the war-era cases of human rights violation as the government continues to delay the release of funds necessary for the process.
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Conflict victims are not fully convinced by the truth and disappearance commissions
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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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