United Nations
Information Centre | Nepal
Remedies And Rights Revoked: Impunity Through Case Withdrawals
DOC File Size: 47 KB | Download   
The national human rights commission and the united nations human rights office in Nepal today released a legal opinion paper entitled remedies and rights revoked Case withdrawals for Serious Crimes in Nepal. drawing on Nepal binding national and international legal obligations, the joint paper outlines the government responsibility to investigate and prosecute human rights violations that constitute serious crimes under national and international law as well as to provide effective remedies for those found to have suffered abuse. however, instead many of these cases have been withdrawn by the Government on the basis of political decisions and calculations.the withdrawal of cases involving serious violations of human rights or humanitarian law not only violates the Government’s legal commitments, to ensure criminal accountability, but also undermines its repeated political promises to hold those responsible for major crimes to account and put an end to impunity for past and ongoing violations, said jyoti Sanghera, head “In this regard, our office notes as a positive development Prime minister jhala nath khanal's statement highlighted in the media today that the government cannot withdraw these cases without following a due process”these withdrawals have served to shield politically connected individuals from criminal accountability in relation to hundreds of serious crimes”, stated gauri Pradhan, Commissioner and Spokesperson .the investigation and prosecution of these cases are essential to building a justice system based on accountability and the rule of law, critical foundations for a lasting peace in the country, and to help ensure that similar abuses do not happen again.

Publisher:
NHCR/UNDP, UNHCR ,   (2011 )
Type / Script:
Press Release in English
Keywords:
HUMAN RIGHTS, COMMISSION, CRIME, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, POLITICUL, INTERNATIONAL LAW, RECOMMENDED, CONTRIBUTIONS, JUSTICE, HELP
Thematic Group:
 UNDP : Social and Institutional Developoment
Thesaurus:
14.04.02  -  Crime And Criminal Justice
Reference Link:
** This document has been:
642  times viewed
6  times downloaded.
Feeder: BINDUPOUDEL , Editor: , Auditor:

View Document History
Related Topics
Remedies And Rights Revoked: Impunity Through Case Withdrawals (23rd June)
Transitional Justice Mechanism Cannot Provide Amnesty For Serious Human Right Violations And War Crimes
Alternative Report of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) to the UN Human Rights Committee on the Combined Second, Third and Fourth Periodic Reports of Nepal Under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
The Relationship Between Transitional Justice Mechanisms And the Criminal Justice System
The Relationship Between Transitional Justice Mechanisms and The Criminal Justice system
Joint Press Release-UN: Transitional Justice Process must comply with International Law 2011
NDC, NWC, and OHCHR urge the government to ensure access to justice to victims of caste based discrimination and gender based violence
The OHCHR Nepal Conflict Report (QA)
UNDP Nepal - Outcome Evaluation of UNDP Nepal Access to Justice and Human Rights (2001-2010)
Remedies and Rights Revoked: Case Withdrawals for Serious Crimes in Nepal
Written Statement: Submitted by International Commission of Jurists, a Non-Governmental Organization in Special Consultative Status
Summary Report of NHRC Recommendations upon Complaints in a Decade
Nepal: Conflict-related Human Rights Violations Need To Be Investigated Without Any Further Delay, Says UN Human Rights Office
Speech of Ms. Jyoti Sanghera, Head, OHCHR-Nepal On the occasion of 11th Anniversary of National Human Rights Commission- Nepal
General Assembly-A/HRC/16/23: Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Human Rights Situation and the Activities of her Office, Including Technical Cooperation, in Nepal
Remedies and Rights Revoked: Case Withdrawals for Serious Crimes in Nepal
Nepal: OHCHR Position on UN Support to the Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: 16 February 2016
Remarks by Richard Bennett Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at a Programme Organised by Victims of the Jana Andolan, Injured and Martyred Families Concern Centre Ad-Hoc Committee 4 April 2009, Kathmandu
OHCHR Nepal Chief urges Maoists to Respect Rights of Lawyers and other Human Rights Defenders
For the International Day for the Right to the Truth
Three-Year Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) Summary Report 2006-2009
Three-Year Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) Summary Report 2006-2009
Nepal Conflict Report 2012
Project Document - Strengthening the Capacity of National Human Rights Commission in Nepal
Nepal Conflict Report 2012-Executive Summary
United Nations Office Of the High Commissioner for Human Rights In NEPAL Sunday, 5 July 09 Speaking points for Richard for Patan Appellate Court Bar Association Event
Federation of Nepalese Journalist mr.Bishnu Nisthuri UN Office
National Human Rights Commission-Nepal
UN Concerned over Appointment of Cabinet Minister Alleged To Have Committed Human Rights Violations
ACCESS TO JUSTICE Project: Enhancing Access to Justice for Consolidation of Peace in Nepal (A2J)
Human Rights in the Constitution- Nepal Participatory Constitution Building Booklet Series No. 3
Nepal: Compromising justice and promoting impunity
Implementation Of General Assembly Resolution 60/251 of 15 March 2006 Entitled “Human Rights Council” (Fourth session, Item 2 of the provisional agenda)
News Release: UN Releases Report Charting Ten Years of Violations During Nepal Conflict
OHCHR urges the Government to enforce the Court order on the Maina Sunuwar case and advance commitment to ending impunity
OHCHR-Nepal Urges Parties to Re-commit to Human Rights During Critical Phase of Peace Process.
NHRC eBulletin, Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2010
NDC-OHCHR-Nepal launch observation on the Untouchability Bill
The Nepal Act on the Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons,Truth and Reconciliation
Report To The Regional National Human Rights Institutions Project on Inclusion, The Right to Health And Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity
Nepal’s Journey Towards Respect For Human Rights
OHCHR calls for comprehensive human rights vetting as part of peace process
UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Kyung-wha Kang to visit Nepal, 18-20 April
OHCHR Calls for Comprehensive Human Rights Vetting as Part of Peace Process
UN Human Rights Office raises serious concerns with the term extension of Colonel Raju Basnet
Nepal’s Human Rights Situation Reviewed by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva
UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Kyung-wha Kang to Visit Nepal, 18-20 April
Human Rights Newsletter, Volume 7, Issue 3-4, Sept-Oct 2011
United Nations Peace Fund For Nepal
OHCHR Press Release High Commissioner for Human Rights Set to Monitor Situation in Nepal
A Brief Overview, Activities at a Glance- 2009
OHCHR-Nepal Representative meets with the new Chairperson and Members of the National Dalit Commission
OHCHR-Nepal Encourages Disappearance Law Consistent with International Standards
PRESS STATEMENT Thursday, 10 November 2011 UN concerned over recent Govt. decisions to appoint, pardon and promote alleged perpetrators of human rights violations
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN NEPAL Statement to the Press Report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to the General Assembly Ian Martin Representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal
Remarks by Richard Bennett Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal Delivered at a Programme Organised by INHURED 27 April 2009, Kathmandu
Remarks by Richard Bennett, OHCHR-Nepal Representative at the Reporters Club on the occasion of International Day for the Disappeared organized by Conflict Victims' Society for Justice-Nepal 29 August 2008
Remarks by Richard Bennett, Representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal, at the Inaugural Conference of the National Law Students of Nepal. 14 March 2010, Kathmandu “Our Constitution, Our Responsibility, Our Future”
NHRC and OHCHR Recommended the Prompt Adoption of NHRC Bill, in Full Conformity with Paris Principles
Statement to the Press- Ian Martin Representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal- 21 October 2005
Indicators for Monitoring Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Nepal - A user's guide
Building Capacity of National Human Rights Institutions: The Case of Nepal
Human Rights e-Newsletter, Volume 7, Issue 6, December, 2011
Trafficking in Persons Especially on Women And Children in Nepal
Message by Chairperson Justice Anup Raj Sharma of National Human Rights Commission-Nepal on The Occasion of The 66 th International Human Rights Day
Statement by UN Resident Coordinator a.i. Ziad Sheikh At the NHRC Human Rights Day 9 December 2014
Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Situation of Human Rights and the Activities of her Office, Including Technical Cooperation, in Nepal
Review of The Legislative Framework and Jurisprudence Concerning The Right to Adequate Food in Nepal
Remarks by Richard Bennett Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in Nepal At the Signing of Guidelines for Cooperation with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) 20 February 2009
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN NEPAL Press Release – 11 November 2006 United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights welcomes agreement
Human Rights e-Newsletter, Volume 7, Issue 8, November, 2012
The National Human Rights Commission-Press Release
OHCHR-Nepal Urges Parties To Re-commit To Human Rights During Critical Phase Of Peace Process
OHCHR Welcomes Prime Minister's Assurance on Concrete Steps to End Impunity
Comprehensive Effort Needed To Stop Torture And ill-Treatment in Nepal
Fourth Anniversary of The CPA: Non-Implementation of Human Rights Commitments Jeopardizes Peace Process: NHRC, OHCHR
United Nations Office Of The Resiednt Coordinator InNepal - Press Statement – 24 September 2014
Office of the High Commissioner, for Human Rights in Nepal
What is transitional justice?
The Code of Conduct for Ceasefire Agreed Between the Government of Nepal and the CPN (Maoist) on 25 May 2006 at Gokarna
OHCHR and Human Rights Organisations of Kapilvastu Organise Human Rights Week
UNDP-OHCHR Toolkit for collaboration with National Human Rights Institutions
Remarks by Anthony Cardon, Officer-in-Charge, OHCHR-Nepal At the opening ceremony of Human Rights National Magna Meet 2010
Ms. Kyung-wha Kang United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Statement to the Media 20 April 2011, Kathmandu
UN Newsletter - Vol. 35 (May - June 2011)
OHCHR­Nepal Lena Sundh Representative in Nepal of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
NHRC e-bulletin, Volume 5, Number 7, OCT/NOV 2007,
Government Must Protect Possible Burial Sites of Victims of Disappearances – OHCHR-Nepal
OHCHR-Nepal Hands Over Human Rights Pocketbook to Nepal Police
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN NEPAL Statement to the Press – 21 March 2006
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN NEPAL Press Release – 21 December 2006 Report on the torture and death of Maina Sunuwar
संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघीय मानवअधिकार उच्चायुक्तको कार्यालय, नेपाल प्रेस विज्ञप्ति-२०६३ पुष ६ मैना सुनुवारको यातना र मृत्युसम्बन्धी प्रतिवेदन
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN NEPAL Statement to the Press – 21 March 2006
STRENGTHENING THE CAPACITY OF THE NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMUNICATION
High Commissioner Louise Arbour announces appointment of Ian Martin as Representative in Nepal
Foreign Labor Migration and Trafficking in Persons in Nepal: A Situational Analysis
UN Human Rights Office Raises Serious Concerns With The Term Extension of Colonel Raju Basnet
Seeking The Truth About Disappearance Lies At The Heart of The Peace Process
UN Concerned About Reports Of Threats And Intimidation Of Journalists
A Brief Report on The Exhumation at Tallo Godar of Dhanusha District
100 result(s) found.