New Article: बेपत्ताका परिवारलाई बेवास्ता

Ram Bhandari, founder of NEFAD published an article on Kantipur Daily.

 संक्रमणकालीन न्याय प्रक्रियाका सम्बन्धमा पीडितले आन्दोलनमार्फत न्यायमा पहुँच हुनुपर्ने, परिवारजनलाई आर्थिक सहयोग हुनुपर्ने, आफ्ना प्रियजनको अवस्थाबारे सत्य स्थापित हुनुपर्ने जस्ता प्रस्ट माग अघि सारेका छन् । असमानता र असुरक्षा बढ्दै गएको सन्दर्भमा नेपालको राजनीतिक तथा न्याय व्यवस्थाबाट द्वन्द्वपीडित समुदाय सीमान्तीकरणमा परिरहेका छन्, लाञ्छित छन् तथा शक्तिहीन बनाइएका छन् ।

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New Article:Nepal’s draft transitional justice amendments must be improved, say victims.

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

 

“Crimes like torture and enforced disappearances remain undefined in the draft amendment, meaning major offenders may slip through the cracks, according to rights groups. A provision in the proposed legislation for community service as an alternative punishment to prison time has also riled campaigners, who say it amounts to impunity.”

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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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