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OHCHR-Nepal Encourages Disappearance Law Consistent with International Standards
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The Government of Nepal has submitted a bill to theLegislature-Parliament for
consideration to substitute for the Disappearances (Crime and Punishment) Ordinance 2065. OHCHR-Nepal supports the Government’s efforts to criminalise enforced disappearance and establish a Commission of Inquiry on disappearances,given the urgent need to address the rights of victims to truth, justice and reparations. OHCHR recognises that the Government has made efforts to improve upon earlier drafts by increasing the maximum penalty for disappearances to ten years, and extending the restrictive limitations period for filing a case in court to one year. Unfortunately, even with these changes, the Bill falls short of international standards. OHCHR shares the concerns of the National Human Rights Commission, as well as national and international civil society organisations, that the bill be consistent with international law and the requirements set out by the Supreme Court in its June 2007 judgment on disappearances.
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OHCHR ,   (2009 )
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Press Release in English
Keywords:
HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS ADVANCEMENT, HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING, HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, HUMAN SECURITY, HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION HUMANITARIAN STANDARDS, MANKIND, HUMAN RIGHTS IN ARMED CONFLICTS, QUALITY OF LIFE, RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT, RIGHT TO SECURITY OF PERSON, SECURITY MANAGEMENT, CRIME, TORTURE VICTIMS, CRIMINAL LAW, SOCIAL CONTROL, IMPUNITY, LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
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 UNOHCHR : UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
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14.04.02  -  Crime And Criminal Justice
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