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International Covenant On Civil And Political Rights
Abstract:
On 18 June 2014, the Committee, acting through its Special Rapporteur on new communications and interim measures, decided to examine the admissibility of the communication together with the merits, in accordance with rule 97 of the Committee’s rules of procedure. In February 1996, the Maoist Communist Party of Nepal launched an armed rebellion against the Government that rapidly spread throughout the country, producing a decade-long armed conflict. The Government declared a state of emergency on 26 November 2001 and issued the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention and Punishment) Act, which suspended a number of dirigible rights enshrined in the Covenant,1 in accordance with its article 4, and granted a broad range of powers to the Royal Nepal Army to arrest individuals on the basis of suspicion of involvement in terrorist activities and to keep them in detention for up to 90 days without charge. Serious human rights violations, such as arbitrary detentions, enforced disappearances, torture and extrajudicial killings, were documented during that period by different United Nations and non-governmental sources, even after the state of emergency was lifted on 20 August 2002. According to the Human Rights Council Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances, in 2003 and 2004, Nepal had the largest number of reported cases of enforced disappearance.2 In its report on its 2004 mission to Nepal, the Working Group referred to the use of enforced disappearances as a widespread phenomenon with perpetrators shielded by political and legal impunity. According to the Human Rights Council Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances, in 2003 and 2004, Nepal had the largest number of reported cases of enforced disappearance. In its report on its 2004 mission to Nepal, the Working Group referred to the use of enforced disappearances as a widespread phenomenon with perpetrators shielded by political and legal impunity. #EnforcedDisappearances #DisappearancesOfPerson @InhumanActs
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Keywords:
HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS ADVANCEMENT, HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION, HUMAN RIGHTS INDECATORS, HUMAN RIGHTS POLICIES, TORTURE VICTIMS, CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS, TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL TREATMENT, TORTURE PREVENTION, DETENTION, JUDICIAL ERROR, JUDICIAL ERROR, JUSTICE, CRIME, CRIME PREVENTION, CRIME VICTOM
Thematic Group:
UN, (2018)
Thesaurus:
14.04.02 - Crime And Criminal Justice
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