Royal coup plunges Nepal deeper into human rights crisis

The ICJ launched today a new report Nepal: The Rule of Law Abandoned and urges united response at United Nations Commission on Human Rights.

The report sets out nine urgent measures the Maoists and the King’s government should take to tackle the long-standing violations committed by the insurgents and the security forces, as well as the new layer of abuses under the state of emergency.

The security forces have been guilty of gross and systematic violations of human rights, including torture and extrajudicial killings.

The Maoists have been responsible for killings of civilians, and forced recruitment, including of children, and other serious violations of international humanitarian law.

Nepal: The Rule of Law Abandoned [full text, PDF]

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