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OHCHR-Nepal calls for swift implementation of Supreme Court ruling on Dhanusha Disappearance
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OHCHR-Nepal welcomes the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of the enforced
disappearances of five students in Dhanusha District in October 2003. At 2nd
February hearing on writ petitions filed in August 2007, the Supreme Court ordered the Nepal Police to register First Information Reports, and proceed with investigations into the disappearances. The Nepal Police has previously refused to register FIRs in the cases, which name senior civil, police and military officials, and include details of a possible grave site identified more than 2 years ago. The Nepal Police has yet to request forensic assistance to conduct exhumations at the site. Both OHCHR and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) have been following the cases closely. In January 2008, the NHRC recommended a full investigation and compensation to the families. The Supreme Court in Nepal has issued several important decisions relating to
human rights investigations, including a ground-breaking June 2007 decision calling on the Government to investigate and prosecute individuals responsible for disappearances, and a September 2007 ruling in the case of the killing of 15-year-old Maina Sunuwar. However, most of the Court’s decisions have yet to be implemented and no perpetrators have been brought to justice.
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UNOHCHR ,   (2009 )
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Press Release in English
Keywords:
JUSTICE MECHANISM, EXHUMATION, WRIT PETENTION, POLICE FORCE, GRAVE SITE, VICTIMS FAMILY, CULTURE OF IMPUNITY, COMPENSATION, LACK OF ACCOUNTABILITY, MAINA SUNWAR, CONFLICT, KILLING, RIGHT TO LIFE, FIRST INFORMATION REPORT, DISAPPEARANCE, FORENSIC REPORTS, SUPREME COURT, PETENTIONS, INVESTIGATION AND COMPENSATION, HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION, HUMAN RIGHTS INVESTIGATION
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 UNOHCHR : UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
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14.02.02  -  Human Rights
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