Visiting United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Gutterres has made a compelling and timely call for Nepal to ensure that its transitional justice (TJ) process meets international standards, adheres to the Supreme Court's rulings, and addresses the needs of the victims.
KATHMANDU, Oct 29: Visiting United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Gutterres has said that the Transitional Justice (TJ) process in Nepal that the government is trying to conclude must help bring peace to victims, families and communities.
Nepal stands at a critical juncture in its pursuit of justice and reconciliation through the Transitional Justice (TJ) process. The nation has faced a long and arduous journey since the end of the armed conflict in 2006, striving to hold perpetrators accountable and provide closure and reparations to the victims of the conflict.
KATHMANDU, Sept 4: Prime minister and chairman of CPN (Maoist Center) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that he believes that the question related to transitional justice will be resolved by the parliamentary committee.
KATHMANDU, Aug 17: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission on the Investigation of Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) which were set up to address transitional justice issues, have been without office-bearers for a year. The employees of these two commissions are forced to spend their days without work, just marking their attendance.
KATHMANDU, August 11: The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has said that the legislation introduced by the government last month could serve to further impunity for serious crimes in Nepal by giving the government the authority to withdraw criminal cases.
KATHMANDU, May 16: The Law and Human Rights Committee under the Federal Parliament is to forward bills related to anti-money laundering and transitional justice for clause-wise discussion as soon as possible.
KATHMANDU, April 10: CPN (Maoist Center) is organizing an interaction program on Nepal's peace process and transitional justice. The main ruling party Maoist Center is going to interact with other political parties and various interested parties related to the peace process today.
The recent order by the Supreme Court (SC) to register two petitions that seek to hold Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal in his capacity as head of the former rebel party, CPN (Maoist), responsible for the loss of life, damage, and destruction during the Maoist insurgency has sent ripples across Nepali politics.
KATHMANDU, March 6: Nine political parties represented in the House of Representatives have pledged to complete the rest of the transitional justice work without delay. A meeting of the nine parties held at the Prime Minister's Residence in Baluwatar on Sunday evening decided to present the bills necessary to give justice to the victims of the conflict and their families to become a law according to the court's decision in this session of Parliament.
KATHMANDU, Aug 30 : The Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) on Sunday called on the government to facilitate its activities by amending the existing transitional justice (TJ) law in line with the Supreme Court order to make it victim-friendly.
KATHMANDU, May 1: The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has suggested to the Nepal government to amend the transitional justice legal framework in support of the Supreme Court ruling.
KATHMANDU, May 1: The decision by the Supreme Court to reject a petition by the government asking that it review its 2015 ruling against amnesty to people accused of grave conflict-era crimes is an important step in securing truth, justice and reparations for the thousands of victims of the country's decade-long conflict, four international human rights bodies said in a joint press release on Friday.
ROLPA, March 15: A huge number of families in Rolpa who had sought the whereabouts of their family members disappeared during the decade-long Maoist conflict have come to know that the complaints they had filed at the commission concerned have themselves disappeared. While a total of 132 complaints were filed at the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons’ (CIEDP) from Rolpa three years ago, the commission does not have more than 98 complaints with it now. The rest have disappeared! With this, the affected people’s hopes for justice have turned bleak.
KATHMANDU, Mar 1: Chief of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Michelle Bachelet has expressed concern over Nepal’s long-delayed transitional justice (TJ) process.
KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said that the government is firmly committed to address the issues of transitional justice in accordance to the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA). He said that the government will also take into account the directives issued by the Supreme Court, relevant international commitments, concerns of the victims, and the ground realities to address the issue.
KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said that the Nepal government is firmly committed to address remaining issues of transitional justice in accordance the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA), directive of the Supreme Court relevant international commitments, concerns of the victims, and the ground realities.
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, Jan 27: Unconvinced by the government’s approach to the transitional justice (TJ) process, Nepal’s conflict victims have threatened to invite the international community including the United Nations to intervene in the ‘botched’ justice process. They believe recent government efforts taken toward resolving the conflict-era cases have dampened the hopes of the conflict victims.
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 25: Four international human rights organizations International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and TRIAL International on Saturday expressed their serious concerns over the recent steps taken by the government claiming them to be a serious setback on Nepal’s transitional justice process.
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, Jan 18: The ruling Nepal Communist Party and the main opposition Nepali Congress have inched closer to an understanding to amend the transitional justice (TJ) law by incorporating inputs collected from all seven provinces.
KATHMANDU, Jan 16: Human Rights Watch, a New York-based international human rights watchdog, has rapped the government led by KP Oli for failing to deliver transitional justice to conflict victims and introducing a slew of measures to curtail freedom of expression.
KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Conflict victims have urged the government to suspend the process initiated to appoint commissioners for key Transitional Justice (TJ) bodies at least until the new law is promulgated.
At a time when the ruling party has been criticized by the victims and rights bodies for doing little to speed up resolution of transitional justice (TJ) process and the international community has been repeatedly expressing concerns regarding the perennial delay in ensuring justice to the victims of conflict-era crimes, the government has renewed the process to restart long-stalled TJ process.
KATHMANDU, Jan 7: In a bid to restart the long-stalled transitional justice (TJ) process, the government is holding consultations with conflict victims and other stakeholders in all seven provinces from January 13.
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: Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission Anup Raj Sharma on Sunday accused the government of not being serious towards resolving the much-delayed transitional justice process.
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 22: While the country marks the 13th anniversary of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), thousands of conflict victims at the hands of both sides – the state and the Maoists – are still struggling for justice. They have accused the government of ignoring their years-long quest for justice.
KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The government is preparing to hold consultations on the draft of the Transitional Justice (TJ) bill in all seven provinces in a bid to seek wider support for the controversial bill.
KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Conflict victims waiting for justice for decades now feel cheated once again by the government with the committee formed to recommend new TJ officials preparing to entrust "incompetent" persons with the responsibility of providing justice to them.
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).