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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...

Erwin Sperisen

23.04.2016 - (Last modified: 30.05.2019)
Erwin Sperisen, a Swiss and Guatemalan national, was born on 27 June 1970 in Guatemala. On 22 July 2004, Sperisen was el...
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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)
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 2001, Chakra ...

Enforced disappearance of Tej Bahadur Bhandari in December 2001

12.02.2016 - (Last modified: 03.11.2016)
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 December 2001, whil...
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 arrested by secu...
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 Student Unio...

Enforced Disappearance of Rajendra Prasad Dhakal in January 1999

12.02.2016 - (Last modified: 10.04.2017)
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 D...
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 of M...

Enforced Disappearance of Danda Pani Neupane in May 1999

12.02.2016 - (Last modified: 24.08.2017)
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 Party of...

Enforced Disappearance of Milan Nepali in May 1999

12.02.2016 - (Last modified: 27.02.2017)
In May 2012, TRIAL submitted an individual communication to the United Nations Human Rights Committee regarding the enforced disappearance of Mr. Milan Nepali in May 1999. In this communication, TRIAL also represents the victim’s wife, Mrs. Sabita Basnet. At the time of his arbitrary arrest and subsequent disappearance, Mr. Nepali was working as a journalist for...
In April 2013, TRIAL submitted an individual communication to the United Nations Human Rights Committee concerning multiple human rights violations related to the enforced disappearance, torture and arbitrary detention suffered by Mr. Himal Sharma between 21 October 2003 and 19 December 2005. In this case TRIAL also represents the victim’s wife, Mrs. Devi Sharma...
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