'Bill to Control Torture must be amended'

Published On: February 27, 2017 11:49 AM NPT

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Experts have said that the Bill to Control Torture, Inhumane, Brutal and Disrespectful Acts 2016 which is currently on hold in parliament does not meet the international standards.

Addressing a talk program organized by the Chevening Alumni Association of Nepal (CAAN) in the capital on Sunday, former attorney general Hari Phuyal said that victims of torture would be deprived of justice if the flaws in the current bill are not corrected.

He said that the bill has failed to fix the amount of compensation to the victims, and this deprives the victims of the opportunity to claim adequate compensation from their perpetrators. 'Only the provision of maximum ceiling for the compensation amount can ensure justice to the victims,' he said.

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