Nepal: lack of progress on ending impunity

The ICJ has submitted a written statement to the Human Rights Council, on lack of progress in Nepal to end impunity.

The written statement, published by the United Nations today, notes that in 2012 the Government of Nepal adopted a plan to implement the recommendations made during its 2011 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by the Human Rights Council.

However, Nepal has failed to take necessary measures to implement recommendations on ending impunity.

Key concerns include:

  • the failure to implement recommendations for strengthening the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC),
  • failure to draft constitutional provisions consistent with international legal principles on the protection of human rights, rule of law and the right to effective remedy,
  • failure to establishment of credible transitional justice measures,
  • failure to take the necessary practical steps in relation to individual cases, towards ending impunity

Nepal-WrittenStatement-HRC25-Advocacy-2014 (download PDF)