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Remedies And Rights Revoked: Impunity Through Case Withdrawals
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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 however, instead many of these cases have been withdrawn by the Government on the basis of political decisions and calculations.the withdrawal of cases involving serious violations of human rights or humanitarian law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.

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NHCR/UNDP, UNHCR ,   (2011 )
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Press Release in English
Keywords:
HUMAN RIGHTS, COMMISSION, CRIME, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, POLITICUL, INTERNATIONAL LAW, RECOMMENDED, CONTRIBUTIONS, JUSTICE, HELP
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 UNDP : Social and Institutional Developoment
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14.04.02  -  Crime And Criminal Justice
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