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Families of the disappeared to side with CIEDP

The National Network of Families of Disappeared and Missing (Nefad) has announced collaboration with the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) in a strategic move to monitor and challenge the latter’s activities as it gears up for a detailed investigation into complaints of conflict victims.

Transitional Justice Act Amendment: Draft defines disappearance

Ten years after the end of the decade-long armed struggle during which nearly 1,500 citizens were disappeared—and two years after the formation of a commission to look into cases of disappearance—there is finally some clarity on the horizon when it comes to defining the “disappeared persons”.

CIEDP lays groundwork for investigation

A Forensic Coordination Committee involving forensic experts and stakeholders has been proposed to facilitate the tasks of exhumation and excavation to be carried out by the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) during its investigation into the incidents of disappearance.

TRC presses for firm govt commitment

The majority of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) members in a meeting on Wednesday demanded a firm commitment from the government to fulfil legal prerequisites and logistics on time before they seek a term extension.

TJ bodies divided over extra tenure

A crucial meeting of the transitional justice bodies on Friday decided to hold another round of discussion on whether to extend their tenure as some members of the two commissions stood against a possible one-year extension of their mandate.

Judges for high courts: Govt lawyers object to JC recommendations

Government attorneys and officials at the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) have taken serious exception to last week’s Judicial Council (JC) decision of recommending 80 judges for High Courts, saying the constitutional failed to stick to the principle of inclusion and proportion representation as guaranteed by the constitution.

Parliament panel sees breach of statute provision

The Social Justice and Human Rights Committee of Parliament has accused the government of breaching the constitution by circumventing the constitutional provision to table the annual report of the National Human Rights Commission in Parliament for discussion.

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