New Article:A Colombian model in the Himalayas?

Ram Bhandari, Founder of NEFAD published an article in The Kathmandu Post.

“The victims’ movement has always tried to change this approach to a victim-centric logic: focused on victims’ needs and victims’ rights. This was hard as the government insisted on borrowing from other models, like South Africa. Now, the government claims inspiration from Colombia, but  any international experience needs to be validated through consultation.”

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New Article: Transitional justice amendment in Nepal not “acceptable” , according to victims

Ram Bhandari, founder of NEFAD published an article on JusticeInfo.net.

“There have been questions of implementation of previous agreements made by the political parties and commitment to respecting rule of law and human rights that is a big question of political accountability in Nepal.”

 

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New Article: In Nepal, impunity for perpetrators

Ram Bhandari, founder of NEFAD published an article on JusticeInfo.net.

 “The ongoing transitional justice bodies have spent 3 years, and failed to investigate alleged perpetrators due to political pressure and threats by the security forces that have heavily affected the commissions’ daily work, as a major cause of failing victims expectation. This case event of pardoning convicted persons may affect the whole transitional justice process negatively.”

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New Article: Unhealed wounds

Ram Kumar Bhandari, founder of NEFAD published an article on The Kathmandu Post.

“The new government has been repeatedly stressing the need ‘to move forward for stability’. However, the justice process cannot be sacrificed in the name of stability or whatever alliance to defend past crimes.”

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New Article:Pressure needed to save transitional justice in Nepal

Ram Bhandari, founder of NEFAD published an article on JusticeInfo.net.

“This is an important time to keep up the pressure. Without truth and justice, the so-called stability agenda will not only fail to deliver, it risks creating social conflict and a culture of revenge, resulting in an uncertain future.”

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New Article: Waiting and waiting

Ram Bhandari, founder of NEFAD published an article in The Kathmandu Post.

“The government has intentionally been playing a role to divide the actors to benefit politically. “Family associations and activists are against such political manipulation that will further weaken the commission’s process and strengthen the role of perpetrators who are under investigation by the commissions,” said Gita Rasaili, a victims’ advocate based in Kathmandu.”

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New Article: Nepal’s victims want real results from transitional justice

Ram Bhandari, founder of NEFAD published a blog post opinion on JusticeInfo.net.

“The victims’ critical engagement with the commission process continues in a constructive manner so as to maximize the results that both commissions must achieve, as well as developing a policy of inclusion in all procedures for the victims. If the commissions again fail to fulfil victims’ demands for truth seeking and justice, people will lose faith in these mechanisms, raising serious questions of credibility for the future course of justice”

 

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