KATHMANDU, Jan 26: As the government faces widespread criticism for some of its decisions such as the appointment of the chiefs and members of the two transitional justice (TJ) bodies and naming murder accused Agni Prasad Sapkota as speaker, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) have agreed to move ahead defying all protests.
KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Four prominent international human rights organizations have expressed concern over the Nepal government’s recent decision to appoint commissioners to two key transitional justice (TJ) bodies for restarting the TJ process without first undertaking adequate legal consultations and amending the legal frameworks to make the process consistent with international standards and Supreme Court rulings.
KATHMANDU, Jan 19: A high-level committee formed to suggest the commissioners for two transitional justice (TJ) bodies has recommended the chiefs and members for the bodies established to settle war-era cases. Conflict victims have been waiting for justice since the Maoist insurgency ended in 2007.
KATHMANDU, Dec 6: The process initiated to recommend commissioners for the two key transitional justice (TJ) bodies has become delayed further after the head of the recommendations committee left for the USA.
KATHMANDU, Nov 25: As the committee formed to recommend office bearers for the two transitional justice (TJ) bodies prepares to publish a final list of candidates, conflict victims have warned of serious consequences if the ongoing recommendation process is not halted.
KATHMANDU, Nov 24: A recommendation committee is preparing a final list of candidates for leading the Transitional Justice (TJ) bodies. A five-day deadline allotted for the general public to register any complaints against candidates expired on Friday.
KATHMANDU, Nov 18: A committee formed to recommend chiefs and members in the two transitional justice (TJ) bodies has named Ganesh Datta Bhatta for head of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Lokendra Mallick for head of the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP).
KATHMANDU, Sept 13: In a bid to bring the derailed transitional justice (TJ) process back on track, the government is weighing two options — appointing office-bearers to two TJ bodies and finalize the disputed TJ draft bills by consulting with stakeholders simultaneously - so that the conflict victims could own up the process.
KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Despite strong warnings by several quarters including key stakeholders, the conflict victims, against recommending the past commissioners and controversial individuals to the transitional justice (TJ) bodies, the committee formed to recommend commissioners for the bodies is set to make public its nominees this week.
KATHMANDU, July 1: The committee formed to recommend chairpersons and members for the transitional justice (TJ) bodies has formed yet another panel with former justice Prakash Wasti as head to develop new criteria to pick candidates other than those who have already applied for the posts.
KATHMANDU, June 24: A meeting of the recommendation committee formed to suggest the names of office-bearers for two crucial transitional justice (TJ) bodies of the government has failed yet again to do so. The meeting of the committee headed by former chief justice Om Prakash Mishra was scheduled for Sunday but it was cancelled in the last hour citing one of its members was unable to attend the meeting.
KATHMANDU, May 27: The recommendation committee formed to suggest new names for the chairs and commissioners of the two crucial transitional justice (TJ) bodies is in a fix following stern warning from the conflict victims that they would not accept the new commissioners if their concerns were not addressed.
KATHMANDU, April 13: The members of two crucial transitional justice (TJ) bodies spent nearly Rs 460 million during their four years plus stay in office. But justice for the conflict victims still remains illusive.