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Monday, 13 February 2017

Nepal's Civil War: Victims Express Frustration Over Lack of Justice

Posted by Anup Baral | February 13, 2017 :
Between 1996 and 2006, an internal conflict between the Government of Nepal and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (CPN (Maoist)) le ft over 13,000 people dead and 1,300 missing. 1 By signing the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) on 21 November 2006, the Government of Nepal and the CPN (Maoist) committed to establishing the truth about the conduct of the war and to ensuring the victims of t he conflict receive both justice and reparations. 2 To that end, the CPA references commitments to for m two transitional justice mechanisms: a Truth and Reconciliation Commission ( TRC) and a Commission on Disappeared Persons (CDP). This Report documents and analyses the major catego ries of conflict-related violations of international human rights law and international hu manitarian law that allegedly took place in Nepal from February 1996 to 21 November 2006. The c ases and data presented in the Report come from the Transitional Justice Reference Archiv e (TJRA), a database of approximately 30,000 documents and cases sourced from the Nationa l Human Rights Commission (NHRC), national and international NGOs and from OHCHR’s ow n monitoring work in the country following establishment of its country office in Ne pal in May 2005. This data archive was developed by OHCHR with the support of the United N ations Peace Fund for Nepal. The TJRA is an information management tool that allows for elaborated research into the incidents recorded in it and should be considered t o be an indispensible partner to this Report. It is freely available on the OHCHR website at www. ohchr.org.

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