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In December 2013, TRIAL submitted an individual communication to the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HCR) regarding the multiple human rights violations related to the enforced disappearance, torture and arbitrary detention suffered by Mrs. Sarita Devi Sharma between 20 October 2003 and 30 June 2005. In 2018, the HRC reached its decision on this complaint: Nepa...

Enforced Disappearance of Amrit Kandel in October 2003

12.02.2016 - (Last modified: 12.08.2019)
Arrest and enforced disappearance in October 2003 On 10th October 2003, Amrit Kandel was arbitrarily arrested in Kathmandu by a dozen of soldiers. Without being informed of the reasons for his arrest nor produced a warrant, Amrit Kandel was forced into a van and brought to the Maharajgunj military barracks, then headquarter of the Bhairabnath Battalion of the Royal Ne...
Arrest, rape and other forms of torture In April 2002 Fulmati Nyaya (pseudonym) was a 14 years old girl, member of an indigenous community living in the southern region of the Terai. She was arbitrarily arrested by members of the Royal Nepalese Army (RNA) and of the Armed Police Forces (APF) on 2 April 2002 and taken to the army barracks where she was kept incommunica...

Nepal: Alternative report for the Universal Periodic Review 2015

01.09.2015 - (Last modified: 02.11.2016)
On 25 January 2011, the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (WG-UPR) reviewed Nepal. As a result, on 8 March 2011, the report of the WG-UPR was published, containing a number of recommendations to Nepal. On 4 November 2015, Nepal will be subjected to a second review. In anticipation thereof, TRIAL submitted this report in March 2015, providing informatio...

Enforced Disappearance in Nepal: UN decisions remain in limbo

29.08.2015 - (Last modified: 12.07.2017)
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The decisions of the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) on the conflict-era enforced disappearance cases have gone unimplemented. To date, the HRC has decided ten individual cases against Nepal and eight cases were related with enforced disappearance. Read the complete news release & media kit In five cases decided by the HRC, the victims’ fate and wher...
The United Nations delivered landmark decisions by giving justice to three conflict-era victims in Nepal. The decisions, rendered by one of the most prominent international human rights bodies, send a message of hope to the families of all victims of enforced disappearances and torture in the country. As widespread impunity still prevails in post-conflict Nepal, the G...

Nepal: Flawed Transitional Justice Act Adopted

03.06.2014 - (Last modified: 12.07.2017)
Last May, the President of Nepal passed a deeply flawed Truth and Reconciliation Commission Act. Violating human rights law standards, this Act raises great concerns, as it will contribute to further entrench impunity in Nepal. TRIAL calls for amendments to be made and reminds that current Nepalese transitional justice mechanisms are totally inadequate as they:...

General Allegation on Transitional Justice Mechanisms

01.06.2014 - (Last modified: 09.11.2016)
In June 2014, TRIAL, together with Advocacy Forum - Nepal and REDRESS, submitted a report providing an analysis of the conformity with international standards of the provisions of the recently enacted Act on the Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons, Truth and Reconciliation 2071 (11 May 2014) to several UN Special Procedures. TRIAL requested the Speci...

Nepal: TRIAL seized the UN on behalf of a victim of torture

14.04.2014 - (Last modified: 12.07.2017)
In April 2014, TRIAL has submitted a complaint to the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) on behalf of a victim of arbitrary arrest, torture and enforced disappearance in Nepal.   Arbitrarily arrested, disappeared and tortured Amrit Kandel, a Nepalese citizen, was arbitrarily arrested in Kathmandu on 10th October 2003 during the armed conflict th...

Alternative report to the Human Rights Committee

01.03.2014 - (Last modified: 09.11.2016)
In March 2014, the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC) reviewed Nepal’s compliance with its obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. In this perspective, TRIAL and its partners submitted an “alternative report” to the HRC to assist a Country Task Force on Nepal ahead of its adoption of a List of Issues concerning Nepal in July 2013 at...
TRIAL has submitted a complaint to the UN Human Rights Committee, about the arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and torture of Sarita Devi Sharma from 2003 to 2005 by state security forces, during the armed conflict in Nepal. Disappeared and tortured Sarita Sharma was arbitrarily arrested on 20 October 2003, in Kathmandu by soldiers of the Royal Nepal Ar...

Nepal should end impunity for rape perpetrators

12.08.2013 - (Last modified: 13.07.2017)
TRIAL and its Nepalese partner HimRights denounce the ongoing impunity for perpetrators of acts of sexual violence committed in Nepal during the conflict (1996-2006) and post-conflict periods in a report submitted to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW or the Committee). The NGO's deplores that not a single case of rape or sex...
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