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The Relationship Between Transitional Justice Mechanisms and The Criminal Justice system
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The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal (OHCHR-Nepal) today releases a Legal Opinion paper entitled “The relationship between Transitional Justice mechanisms and the Criminal Justice system: Can conflict related violations and abuses be deferred on the basis of commitments to establish a Truth Commission?” The paper explains that criminal accountability for conflict related human rights and international humanitarian law violations, which constitute a crime under national or international law, should continue to be undertaken by the regular judicial system and cannot be deferred to future transitional justice mechanisms, or suspended because of
commitments to establish such mechanisms. OHCHR - Nepal states in the paper that "the right of victims to an effective remedy applies at all times", and therefore "the regular judicial system cannot be held in abeyance because a commitment to establish transitional justice mechanisms has been made”.
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UNOHCHR ,   (2011 )
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Press Release in English
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CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, RIGHTS OF VICTIMS, REMEDY, LEGAL FRAMEWORK, INTERNATIONAL TREATIES, CIVIL RIGHT, POLITICAL RIGHT, POST-CONFLICT COUNTRIES, TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE MECHANISM, LEGAL OPINION, ABEYANCE, VIOLATION, CONFLICT, HUMANITARIAN LAW, CRIMINAL ACCOUNTABILITY, TRUST COMMISSION, ABUSE
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 UNOHCHR : UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
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14.02.02  -  Human Rights
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