National Human Rights Commission urges government to conclude transitional justice soonThe commission said it is concerned as some issues are unresolved even after 16 years of a peace accord.
The National Human Rights Commission has urged the government and concerned sides to conclude the transitional justice at the earliest.
In a statement on Tuesday, the commission said it is concerned as some issues are unresolved even after 16 years of a peace accord that mentioned delivering justice to conflict victims through a transitional justice mechanism.
“The commission urges the government and all related sides to amend the act on transitional justice in accordance with the Supreme Court’s order, past recommendations by the commissions and international norms and take the issue to a conclusion soon,” reads the statement issued by Tikaram Pokharel, spokesperson for the commission.
The commission has drawn its attention to the issue of transitional justice saying the issue has been discussed in various manners for the past few days.
“Pointing questions by some political parties on the matter of filing petitions in the Supreme Court with the demand for justice may have unintentional effects on the right of the conflict victims to seek justice,” the commission said.
“Even though there is a separate method and process of transitional justice, it is not fair to restrict the right of victims to reach judicial bodies seeking justice in cases of human rights violations."