Operating in a legal vacuum
Nepali law on human rights remains riddled with deficiencies, impeding access to justice and reparations. TRIAL International has maintained its lobbying efforts towards the government and raising awareness among the international community.
The existence of transitional justice mechanisms has caused ordinary courts to refuse to address new conflict-era cases, arguing they were not competent. TRIAL International has had to adapt its strategy, including resorting to the TRC and CIEDP as part of the legal support offered to victims.