My Republica

Ram Kumar Bhandari

The author, whose father was disappeared by the State in 2001, is a victim rights defender and advisor to Conflict Victims National Alliance

Waiting for justice

Published On: November 21, 2019 08:41 AM NPT By: Ram Kumar Bhandari

Thirteen years after signing of CPA, justice eludes the conflict victims

Costs of justice delayed

Published On: August 20, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Ram Kumar Bhandari

If the voices of the victims are ignored and justice process is put on hold like this, Nepal’s TJ process is surely going to attract universal jurisdiction

Time to intervene

Published On: May 8, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Ram Kumar Bhandari

The government has failed to acknowledge the failure of previous commissions, ignored victims’ pressure and their key demands for legal amendment

Reviewing transitional justice

Published On: April 14, 2019 01:05 AM NPT By: Ram Kumar Bhandari

After over four years of official truth commissions, their legacy raises several concerns that demand a serious review. Previous mistakes need to be corrected immediately to avoid a further legitimacy crisis in transitional justice mechanisms. The government did not amend legal flaws in the current transitional justice act in line with Supreme Court verdict, thereby ignoring the calls of victim alliances and civil society. This is one major cause of lack of progress in transitional justice (TJ) process.

What next?

Published On: March 10, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Ram Kumar Bhandari

The state has an international obligation to prosecute and punish the perpetrators of rape and sexual violence, torture, extra-judicial killing and enforced disappearance