Nepal: cancel pact for wartime amnesty withdrawing criminal cases would violate international obligations

In an open letter, the ICJ and other human rights groups are urging the government of Nepal to ensure that perpetrators of human rights abuses are held accountable. Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai of Nepal and his government should honor commitments, both by the government and by the Maoist party, to ensure that perpetrators of human rights abuses during and after the country’s armed conflict are held accountable before courts of law, Advocacy Forum, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the International Commission of Jurists said today in an open letter.

Nepal-withdrawing criminal cases-open letter-2011 (full text,PDF)

Nepal-withdrwing criminal cases-prime minister-open letter-2011 (full text, PDF)

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