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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...

Impunity in Nepal: alternative report to Human Rights Committee

26.04.2013 - (Last modified: 13.07.2017)
In March 2014, the UN Human Rights Committee will review Nepal’s compliance with its obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, a core human rights treaty it has been a party to since 1991. As Nepal submitted its state party report almost 14 years later, this will be the first time the Human Rights Committee has the opportunity to scru...

Nepal: disappeared and tortured for 500 days

22.04.2013 - (Last modified: 13.07.2017)
TRIAL today submitted a complaint to the UN Human Rights Committee, alleging the unlawful detention, enforced disappearance and torture of Himal Sharma from 2003 to 2005 by state security forces, during the height of the armed conflict in Nepal. Disappeared and tortured On 21 October 2003, Himal Sharma was unlawfully arrested in Kathmandu by members of state sec...

Nepal: Truth and Reconciliation Law a Betrayal of Victims

22.03.2013 - (Last modified: 13.07.2017)
Amnesty for Worst Crimes Violates International Law (Kathmandu, March 22, 2013) - The inclusion of an amnesty provision, which could cover the worst possible crimes, in Nepal's new Truth, Reconciliation and Disappearance Ordinance, will make it impossible for thousands of victims of gross human rights violations to obtain justice, a coalition of international human...

TRIAL concerned over Nepal reaction to UK torture arrest

10.01.2013 - (Last modified: 17.07.2017)
TRIAL (Swiss Association against Impunity) welcomes the arrest of Nepalese Colonel Kumar Lama in the United Kingdom on suspicion of torture. Following the condemnation of the arrest by senior figures in the Nepalese government, the organisation calls on Nepal to show solidarity with victims of the conflict and fully cooperate with the UK investigation of Col. Lama....
One of the main human rights bodies of the United Nations has just ruled that the transitional justice mechanisms envisaged by the Government of Nepal do not meet international human rights standards, as they do not offer sufficient guarantees to victims of the civil war to realise their rights to justice and truth.     On 12 October 2012 the United...
On 23 August 2012, TRIAL together with the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Human Rights Watch (HRW), Advocacy Forum – Nepal and seven other local organisations working with victims of human rights violations and their families submitted a briefing note to the new Special Rapporteur on the Promotion o...

Nepal: Rights Groups Condemn Amnesty Ordinance

01.09.2012 - (Last modified: 17.07.2017)
Respect Obligations to Prosecute Worst Crimes From Civil War Era (New York, August 31, 2012) – President Ram Baran Yadav of Nepal should return an executive ordinance that would effectively permit amnesty for crimes committed during the country’s civil war from 1996 to 2006, four human rights groups said today in a letter to the president. The president should retu...
In August 2012, TRIAL and other international and national associations active in Nepal submitted a briefing note to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence about the negative consequences of the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly on the transitional justice process.
Geneva / Kathmandu – 21 May 2012 After thirteen years of despair, of denial and of waiting for truth and justice, two families of victims of enforced disappearance during the civil conflict in Nepal bring their case to the United Nations. The perpetrators must be brought to account, says TRIAL - a Geneva-based human rights organisation. Thirteen years ago to thi...
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