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Nepal’s draft transitional justice amendments must be improved, say victims
Civil war victims in Nepal do not accept the government’s latest draft amendment to the Transitional Justice Act (TJA), which is a political compromise. They…
Opinion : transitional justice amendment in Nepal not “acceptable” , according to victims
The government of Nepal is preparing to register a new bill of controversial and highly contested transitional justice act in the parliament after 3 and…
Opinion : in Nepal, impunity for perpetrators
On the Republican day on 29 May 2018, government released a criminally convicted former parliamentarian and ex-Maoist leader Balkrishna Dhungel from jail, who was arrested…
Opinion : Nepali war victims demand real reparations and remembrance
In Nepal, the Conflict Victim Common Platform (CVCP) has submitted an advocacy paper on “reparative needs, rights and demands” to the Justice Minister and the…
Pressure needed to save transitional justice in Nepal
Nepal’s government and security forces have been obstructing the country’s transitional justice (TJ) process and threatening human rights activists. But now they say they are…
Hope for Nepal’s flawed transitional justice?
Nepal’s Commission on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) and victims’ group NEFAD have agreed a common platform, including action on ratifying international instruments on enforced disappearances,…
Opinion: Nepal’s victims want real results from transitional justice
The one-year extensions of Nepal’s two transitional justice mechanisms without necessary legal and institutional reforms ordered by the Supreme Court and the United Nations are…
Nepal’s TJ commissions need political will, not just more time
On January 5, 2018, Nepal’s cabinet decided to extend the tenure of the country’s two transitional justice (TJ) bodies for another year. But this was…
Opinion: More justice needed for war victims in Nepal
Nepal’s political elites hail the country’s transition from civil war as a success. But commissions for Truth and Reconciliation and on Enforced Disappeared Persons are…
Opinion: Confronting transitional justice in Nepal
In Nepal, former parliamentarian and prominent Maoist leader Bal Krishna Dhungel was arrested on October 31, 2017 in Kathmandu and sent to jail. He had been found…
Nepal: “I have been naming the people responsible for my father’s disappearance”
The conflicting parties’ alliance (Nepali Congress and Maoist Centre) to share power in the government has destroyed the norms of justice and the agenda set…
Week in Review: Transitional justice under pressure in Tunisia and Myanmar
The difficulties of transitional justice were illustrated this week in countries as diverse as Tunisia, Burundi, Myanmar and Nepal. In Tunisia,  a JusticeInfo investigation showed…
In Nepal Transitional justice in crisis
How can Truth Commissions function properly in a place like Nepal where alleged perpetrators set the agenda and control the commissioners in a situation of…
Disappeared in Nepal : The survivors’unanswered questions
Every year, as part of the global movement against enforced disappearances, we commemorate the International Day Against Enforced Disappearance. On this day, we, raise up…
Nepal’s Transitional Justice mechanism “a road to nowhere”
The existing transitional justice (TJ) system in Nepal fails to open avenues for social justice as it is envisioned and demanded at the local level.…
Nepal: Transitional uncertainty
Over the past two decades, Nepal has suffered greatly, seeing minimal progress on social transformation, transitional justice, criminal accountability, and access to justice. The cyclical…
Nepal : Politicisation of the supreme court and its impact on justice process in transition
The first women chief justice of the Supreme Court, Shushila Karki, was an independent and strong chief justice who was against the political influence or…
Transitional injustice in Nepal
The Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) of 2006 ended a decade of armed conflict in Nepal between the State security forces and the CPN (Maoist). With…
Nepal : when does conflict finish for conflict survivors?
On April 13th, 2017 The Supreme Court of Nepal issued an arrest warrant for Balkrishna Dhungel, a Maoist leader and former parliamentarian, who was convicted…