Nepal: the ICJ urges human rights amendments to the Disappearances Bill

The ICJ is urging the Constituent Assembly to adopt a series of amendments to ensure compliance of the Bill on Disappearances Act with human rights obligations.

The proposed Disappearances Bill would criminalize the act of enforced disappearance, establish a commission to investigate past cases from 1996-2006, and provide for prosecution of perpetrators and reparations for victims. However, these laudable steps could be undermined in practice by weaknesses in certain provisions.

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Nepal-ICJ letter to speaker-Open letters-2008-Eng (full text, PDF)

Nepal-ICJ letter to speaker-Open letters-2008-Nep (full text, PDF)

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