Nepal: Lack of progress on ending impunity

The ICJ spoke at the UN Human Rights Council on the lack of progress in Nepal on ending impunity.The oral statement was delivered during the general debate on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).

Nepal has failed to take concrete action to implement key UPR recommendations, including those crucial to implementing the right to an effective remedy and reparation, creating effective mechanisms for transitional justice and ending impunity.

The Government continues to try to force through a Truth and Reconciliation Commission that is not human rights complicant and has already been ruled invalid by the Supreme Court of Nepal.

Nepal has also failed to take meaningful measures to investigate human rights violations and abuses that arose during the armed conflict.

The ICJ called on Nepal to take specific measures towards ending impunity.

The full written statement can be downloaded, in PDF format: Advocacy-UN-HRC25-Nepal-OralStatement-2103214

The representative of Nepal exercised the right of reply in response to ICJ’s oral statement.

Video of the oral statement, and Nepal’s statement in reply, via the official UN webcast.

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