GENEVA, July 8: As the Nepal government begins a process of consultations around proposed amendments to the transitional justice mechanisms, two international organizations have called on authorities to take into account concerns of all stakeholders and to ensure that the amendments comply with international human rights standards and international crimes.

KATHMANDU, July 7: Conflict victims have urged the government to hold province-wise thorough consultations on the bill related to transitional justice (TJ) at the earliest so that the victims living in far-flung villages also could participate in the consultations and own up the new TJ law.

KATHMANDU, June 22: The government is preparing to withdraw cases now being investigated by the courts and bring them under the transitional justice mechanisms.

KATHMANDU, April 19: The World Bank has estimated that the transition costs of restructuring the government in the new federal set up would be at 3-4 percent of GDP per year over the next four years.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Marking the Holocaust Memorial Day, Diplomatic community in Nepal, together with several Nepali human rights defenders, on Tuesday demanded a credible transitional justice process in Nepal to address conflict-era human rights violations.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Nepal-based diplomatic community and human rights defenders have stressed the need to address the war-era human rights violation incidents through reliable transitional justice.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: The international community in Nepal has sought 'firm commitment' and 'sincerity' on the part of the CPN (Maoist Center) in providing transitional justice to conflict-era victims.

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KATHMANDU, Aug 8: The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has said that Nepal’s transitional justice mechanisms must undergo serious reform in line with international human rights standards and the directives of Nepal’s Supreme Court in order to provide justice for victims of conflict-era human rights violations and abuses.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Chaudhary Foundation has handed over 166 transitional shelter homes under its CG Ashraya project to earthquake-affected communities in Kumpur Village Development Committee (VDC) of Dhading district.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: The UN Resident Coordinator in Nepal, Valerie Julliand, has expressed concerns whether or not the transitional justice mechanisms will meet international standards.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: The government has decided to extend the terms of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappearance (CIEDP) by a year, effective from Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: Chaudhary Foundation (CF) has handed over 266 transitional shelter homes (under CG Ashraya) and two school buildings (under CG Shikshyalaya) in earthquake-affected areas in Dhading district. The homes were built for quake-affected communities of Baseri, which was one of the most-affected VDCs in last year’s earthquake.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: As the Local Bodies Restructuring Commission prepares to submit its report to the government next week, a serious crisis is likely to arise in local governance once the report is submitted.

Transitional justice still in limbo

November 21, 2016 01:20 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: The Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) inked exactly a decade ago had considered transitional justice a major part of the accord, but this  crucial component in the process of establishing sustainable peace has remained unfulfilled to date.