ROLPA, Jan 28: Bhuwan Budha of Jelwang village of Sunchhahari Rural Municipality in Rolpa district was killed by the security forces 17 years ago. He was 22. His father Mangale Budha died at the age of 90 last year.
KATHMANDU, Sept 29: During his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali expressed commitment to concluding the Transitional Justice (TJ) process at the earliest.
KATHMANDU, July 31: Settling the long-delayed conflict-era cases is becoming further complicated as international actors increase pressure on national political players while domestic stakeholders remain divided over how to conclude the transitional justice process.
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.
KATHMANDU, Feb 3: A week before expiry of the extended tenures of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP)— officials at the transitional justice (TJ) bodies say they are compiling the progress they have achieved so far in settling conflict-era cases, in preparation for submitting interim reports to the government.
KATHMANDU, June 7: The chairpersons of the two transitional justice mechanisms – the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) – have said that the adjudication of post-conflict justice has been delayed as the related Acts of the two bodies await amendment from parliament.