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Nepal: NHRC warns against amnesty for rights violations

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The NHRC could call back its representative from the TRC if persons involved in serious human rights violations are provided amnesty.


National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairperson Anup Raj Sharma has warned that the NHRC could call back its representative from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission for the Inquiry of Disappeared Persons (CIDP) if the transitional justice mechanisms provided amnesty to persons involved in serious human rights violations.

Speaking at a consultation programme organised by the Commission, Sharma said serious human rights violation cases, including those from the period of armed conflict, should be dealt with by the regular courts.

The NHRC organised the consultation with civil society leaders and human rights activists to collect their suggestions on the activities of the Commission.

At the function, civil society leaders and human rights activists urged the NHRC to pressure the government to implement past NHRC recommendations.

Former NHRC members also spoke at the function.

Date: 5 November 2014

Source: The Himalayan Times


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