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Remarks on Pending Accountability Issues in Nepal by Richard Bennett, Representative of OHCHR-Nepal, at the Reporters Club 29 July 2009
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This is the first briefing I have given since the mandate of OHCHR was extended by agreement between the Government and the High Commissioner until 9 June 2010. Today I am going to update you on some issues of lack of accountability that my Office has been following up on recently. These involve human rights violations committed both during the conflict and since. In particular, I want to address the need for both sides of the conflict to live up to their commitments to tackle impunity and to cooperate with “credible, competent, impartial and fully independent investigations." The victims of these violations and their families deserve no less. They have the right to know the truth and to a remedy, and they should be at the heart of everyone’s concerns. Moreover, the parties to the peace process agreed that addressing the past is necessary for a sustainable peace. But, regrettably, too little progress has been made; today I am forced to repeat that no one has been brought to justice for a conflict related offence. The situation is no better when it comes to politically related crimes committed since the peace agreement; impunity prevails.
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UNOHCHR ,   (2009 )
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Bulletin or Poster in English
Keywords:
HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, ARMED CONFLICT, SOCIAL CONFLICT, PEACE, PEACEMAKING, CRIME
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 UNOHCHR : UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
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14.02.02  -  Human Rights
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