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"There is an urgent and genuine need for accountability for serious human rights violations, including cases of enforced disappearance committed during the decade long conflict in Nepal," reads a joint press statement released by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of Nepal and the United Nations Human Rights Office in Nepal.The 30th of August is commemorated around the world as the International Day of the Disappeared. Thousands of people in Nepal were disappeared during the armed conflict. According to the latest statistics of the NHRC, the whereabouts of 835 persons are still not known. Their family and friends are still waiting in hope to know what has happened to them. The Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), signed in November 2006, provides for the situation of the disappeared to be made public within 60 days. Since then, different governments have also expressed commitments time and again to clarify the fate of the disappeared. In addition, a Supreme Court decision, from 1 June 2007, orders the Government to enact a new law to criminalize enforced disappearance and to establish an independent high level Commission of
Inquiry on Disappearances, in line with the International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance.
Publisher:
NHRC, OHCHR ,   (2011 )
Type / Script:
Press Release in English
Keywords:
ENFORCED DISAPEARANCE, CRIMINALIZE, CRIMINAL OFFENCE, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION, INVESTIGATION, IMPUNITY, CONFLICT NEED, LAW AND ORDER, COMMISSION OF INQUIRY ON DISAPPEARANCES, LEGISLATION, JUSTICE MECHANISM, DIPLOMATIC
Thematic Group:
 UNOHCHR : UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Thesaurus:
14.04.02  -  Crime And Criminal Justice
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