“We still hope that our father will return”
On the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, TRIAL International remembers all the families torn apart by this crime.
Under international law, enforced disappearance is a crime distinct from confinement or extrajudicial execution: the uncertainty, and the constant swing between hope and disillusionment, has been recognized to amount to psychological torture.
Among the many victims is the courageous Katwal family. For over a decade, they have fought Nepalese authorities to find their husband and father, Chakra Bahadur Katwal. His daughter Kamala agreed to narrate their journey.