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Victims’ Voices for Truth and Justice Merit a Response: UN Human Rights Office
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The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal (OHCHR-Nepal) is currently facilitating an interaction between victim’s representatives from throughout Nepal and senior public officials and political leaders on victims’ concerns in the legislation that will establish two transitional justice mechanisms, a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and a Commission of Inquiry on Disappearances. The event, entitled “Voices for Truth and Justice: a High Level Forum on Transitional Justice” is taking place on Wednesday 15 June at Hotel Everest in Kathmandu.Over a 100 participants have been invited to attend the event, including victims from the five regions, the Attorney General, Constituent Assembly members, lawyers, senior political leaders, as well as representatives of civil society organisations, national human rights institutions, and the diplomatic and international communities. A number of senior political leaders have confirmed their participation, both the Prime Minister and the Chairperson of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoists) are expected to attend.
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UNOHCHR ,   (2011 )
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Press Release in English
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HUMAN RIGHTS, HIGH COMMISSIONER, VICTIMS, ABUSE, VIOLATION, AMENDMENT, LEGISLATION, JUSTICE MECHANISM, DIPLOMATIC, CIVIL SOCIETY, RECONCILIATION, COMMISSION OF INQUIRY ON DISAPPEARANCES, TRUTH, FREEDOM, SECURITY
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 UNOHCHR : UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
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14.02.02  -  Human Rights
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