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Anniversary of Supreme Court Decision a Timely Reminder of Need to Promptly Establish Disappearances Commission
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On 1 June 2007,the Supreme Court issued its judgment on enforced disappearances. Two years later, a majority of its provisions remain unimplemented. OHCHR-Nepal encourages the new Government to use this occasion to commit itself to fulfilling the promise of that judgment by implementing the Court’s ruling, and in doing so addressing the rights of victims of disappearances to truth, justice and reparations. In its landmark judgment, Nepal’s Supreme Court directed the Government to take immediate measures to address the needs of victims and ensure accountability for conflict-related disappearances, including:
- stablishing a commission of inquiry consistent with international standards;
- criminalising enforced disappearance;
- investigating and prosecuting persons responsible for disappearances; and
- providing adequate compensation and relief to victims and their families.
The former Government submitted the Disappearances (Crime and Punishment) Ordinance to the Legislature-Parliament, but it needed to be approved within 60 days, and has now lapsed. The Ordinance also required substantial revision to be consistent with international law.

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HUMAN RIGHTS, CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS, ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS, RIGHT TO PEACE, HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, HUMAN SECURITY, MANKIND, CRIME and PUNISHMENT
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 UNOHCHR : UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
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14.02.02  -  Human Rights
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