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UN highlights poor child protection in armed conflict

14.06.2016 - (Last modified: 03.11.2016)
The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child found severe shortcomings in child protection in Nepal. Former c...
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EU Day Against Impunity: Highlights, Progress, Challenges

19.05.2016 - (Last modified: 12.09.2019)
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(The Hague, 19 May 2016) – The European Union (EU) and its member states should make a commitment to further enhance national prosecutions of crimes under international law and human rights violations, six international human rights groups said today. Member states should adopt necessary laws, create specialized war crimes units, and ensure that these units have finan...

Dragoljub Kojic

16.05.2016 - (Last modified: 31.05.2016)
In 1992, Lejla B. (assumed name) left her hometown of Zivinice to join her 19-years old son in Bosanski Samac. Upon arrival, she found that the Army of the Republika Srpska was occupying the town. They had sent her son to a forced labor camp where he was eventually shot on 3 July 1992. On the week of her son's death, Lejla B. was arrested by three policemen and taken...

Erwin Sperisen

23.04.2016 - (Last modified: 30.05.2019)
Facts Erwin Sperisen, a Swiss and Guatemalan national, was born on 27 June 1970 in Guatemala. On 22 July 2004, Speri...
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Kathmandu/London/Geneva, 26 February 2016 – Illegal arrests, torture, enforced disappearances: for years, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) has repeatedly found Nepal responsible for gross human rights violations against its own citizens. Despite these many decisions, the government has shown no sign of properly compensating victims and letting justice p...

Enforced Disappearance of Chakra Bahadur Katwal in December 2001

12.02.2016 - (Last modified: 27.02.2017)
Story In October 2010, TRIAL submitted a complaint to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on behalf of Chakra Bahadur Katwal, victim of enforced disappearance in 2001. Katwal was the headmaster of Shree Kuibhir Secondary School (Kuibhirtar, Okhalkdhunga District), where he also taught science. He was married and the father of four children. On 9 December 200...

Enforced disappearance of Tej Bahadur Bhandari in December 2001

12.02.2016 - (Last modified: 03.11.2016)
The case In December 2001, TRIAL lodged an application before the UN Human Rights Committee on behalf of Ram Bhandari concerning the enforced disappearance of his father Tej Bhandari in December 2001. The enforced disappearance of Tej Bhandari is part of the context of a state of emergency that was declared by the Nepalese government in November 2001. On 27 Decemb...
The case In February 2011, TRIAL submitted an individual communication to the United Nations Human Rights Committee regarding the enforced disappearance and torture of Jit Man Basnet in February 2004. In this case, TRIAL also represents the victim’s cousin, Top Bahadur Basnet. Jit Man Basnet is a journalist and a lawyer in Kathmandu. On 4 February 2004, he was arr...
The Case In September 2011, TRIAL submitted an individual communication to the United Nations Human Rights Committee regarding the arbitrary deprivation of liberty, subsequent enforced disappearance, torture and alleged arbitrary execution of Mr. Gyanendra Tripathi in September 2003. Mr. Tripathi was a Central Committee member of the All Nepal National Independent...

Enforced Disappearance of Rajendra Prasad Dhakal in January 1999

12.02.2016 - (Last modified: 10.04.2017)
The case In January 2012, TRIAL submitted an individual communication to the United Nations Human Rights Committee regarding the enforced disappearance of Mr. Rajendra Prasad Dhakal in January 1999. In this case TRIAL also represents the victim's wife, Mrs. Bimala Dhakal, the victim's brother, Mr. Rabindra Dhakal and the victim's elder daughter, Ms. Manjima Dhakal....
The case In January 2012, TRIAL submitted an individual communication to the United Nations Human Rights Committee regarding the enforced disappearance of Mr. Padman Narayan Nakarmi in September 2003. In this case TRIAL also represents the victim's wife, Mrs. Ram Maya Nakarmi and the interests of their daughter, Ms. Luman Nakarmi, who was three years old at the time...

Enforced Disappearance of Danda Pani Neupane in May 1999

12.02.2016 - (Last modified: 24.08.2017)
The Case In May 2012, TRIAL submitted an individual communication to the United Nations Human Rights Committee regarding the enforced disappearance of Danda Pani Neupane in May 1999. In this communication, TRIAL also represents the victim’s wife, Mrs. Shanta Neupane and his daughter, Ms. Nisha Neupane. Mr. Neupane had been an active member of the then Communist...
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