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UN rights bodies express concern about lack of progress in Nepal’s TJ process


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Kathmandu, 17 April (2019) – At a time when the Nepal government has been dilly-dallying in providing justice to conflict victims, UN rights bodies have expressed worries about the lack of meaningful progress in Nepal’ transitional justice process.

Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, the Special Rapporteur on Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantee of non-occurrence and the Special Rapporteur of violence against women have published a joint communication in relation to the latest development of transitional justice process in Nepal expressing those worries.

They have “reiterated their serious concerns for the lack of progress in the implementation of the transitional justice initiatives in Nepal … and emphasized that protracted transitional justice processes … not only contradicts international obligations, but also leaves the many victims of the conflict and their relatives in a situation of despair and vulnerability.”

This joint communication was published on 12 April.

Full text of the joint communication can be accessed here.