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The United Nations high commissioner for human rights has expressed a grave concern over a bill tabled in the Nepalese Parliament which she said could lead to amnesties for serious human rights violation, the global body said in a press statement on
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Monday expressed grave concern at a bill presented to the Nepalese Parliament which could lead to amnesties for serious human rights violations. Under the bill, which is aimed at creating a Truth
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) said that the newly proposed resolution on Sri Lanka before the Human Rights Council provides the scope and opportunity to address this overreaching problem. The AHRC, which has continuously contributed
For decades, Lebanese governments have made only partial and ineffective attempts to hold powerful individuals, groups, and foreign states accountable for violations committed on Lebanese soil, including against civilians. The consequences of their
Victims of Nepal's armed conflict from 1996 to 2006 have expressed the hope that a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) could finally become a reality under the country's new Constituent Assembly (CA) and prime minister. Nanda Prasad Adhikari,
The Ordinance on Disappearances, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, signed by the president March 14, 2013, was declared unconstitutional and in violation of international human rights law by the Nepali Supreme Court Jan 2. The Supreme Court
The Daily Star Given Egypt's current political climate, interest in transitional justice has been growing it has been portrayed as lifesaving and vital to the country moving forward in its shift to more democratic rule. Yet many of those proclaiming
The dissolution of the Constituent Assembly in May 2012 stalled efforts to trigger debate on human rights and institutional reform. The political transition kept Nepal in limbo in 2013 as well, until a successful second Constituent Assembly
New York More truth commissions are being created now through peace agreements than at any other time in history. But are they living up to high expectations for truth, accountability, and reconciliation in societies emerging from violent conflicts?..
On May 21, 2013, it handed over its final report, which is now tabled before the National Assembly.