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Remarks By Richard Bennett, OHCHR-Nepal Representative at The Reporters Club on The Occasion Of International Day For The Disappeared
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The Conflict Victims’ Society for justice nepal for the invitation to join you today in support of the families of the disappeared.Enforced disappearance was one of the most serious violations of human rights and humanitarian law committed during the decade-long conflict in nepal, and one of the violations with the broadest impact.the scale of the problem.The national human rights Commission today, based on complaints they received, released a figure of 960 disappeared persons. the nepal Red Cross Society have published the names of more than 1200 people reported as missing by their relatives between 1996 and 2006.the persons who are disappeared but also their families and friends who have endured years of uncertainty as to the fate and whereabouts of their loved ones. the pain and suffering of disappearances has thus touched thousands more people in nepal.The Uncertainty about the fate of their loved ones has prevented these families, predominately comprised of women and children from moving ahead with their lives, emotionally and practically.
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UNHRC ,   (2008 )
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Press Release in English
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COMMUNIST PARTIES, JOURNALISTS, SUPPORT GROUP, DISAPPEARED, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, HUMANITARIAN LAWS, CONFLICT, HUMAN RIGHTS, JUSTICE, CONFLICT VICTIMS
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 UNHCR : Refugees and Migration
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14.02.02  -  Human Rights
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