High-ranking govt officials, army and police officials and erstwhile CPN Maoist leaders in NHRC’s list of 268 human rights violators (with full list)
October 15, 2020 11:45 PM NPT
Of the total recommendations made by the human rights body, 163 were fully implemented, 445 were partially implemented where 587 are yet to be brought into action
KATHMANDU, Oct 15: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday unveiled a list of 268 human rights violators.
The chairman of the commission, Anupraj Sharma unveiled the report including the list of the violators based on the progress report of the recommendation made by the NHRC in the past 20 years. Those names were included on the basis of evaluation of 1,195 recommendations made by the commission, said Bed Bhattarai, the spokesperson for the human rights body.
The report incorporated 16 civil servants including a secretary, 98 Nepal Police personnel, 85 Nepal Army personnel and 65 leaders and cadres of the erstwhile Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist. Similarly, four teachers, two medics, one human rights activist and seven others including informants, operators of service shelter and inmates are also included in the list. The most number of cases of rights violations are related to murder while the least number to refugee cases.
The report identified 11 different agencies as the human rights violators in 34 different kinds of recommendation.
According to Spokesperson Bhattarai, legal action was taken against only 30 of them while 256 have not been brought to book yet. Of the total recommendations made by the human rights body, 163 were fully implemented, 445 were partially implemented where 587 are yet to be brought into action.
The report concluded that the tendency of settling the cases through monetary compensation has promoted impunity and compromised the victims’ right to justice.
The respective parliamentary committees have been urged to hold a series of discussions on the annual reports of the commission, and direct the government to put an end to the state of impunity and respect, safeguard and ensure human rights. The committees have also been asked to direct the political parties to put their commitment toward human rights into practice.