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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New Blog post : The Disappeared and the Question of Justice: A Story from Nepal

Ram Bhandari, founder of NEFAD published a blog-post on Harvard Human Right Journal.

“Nepal’s decade-long civil war saw thousands of ordinary people become victims of both parties to the conflict, with thousands killed, wounded, tortured, raped, and displaced. Perhaps the most enduring legacy of conflict, however, are the missing and the disappeared, whose families still wait for information about the fate of loved ones and for the chance to locate the dead, retrieve their remains, and ensure appropriate rituals are made”

Read the full article here: The Disappeared and the Question of Justice: A Story from Nepal

New Article:Confronting transitional justice in Nepal

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

“In Nepal, former parliamentarian and prominent Maoist leader Bal Krishna Dhungel was arrested on October 31, 2017 in Kathmandu and sent to jail. He had been found guilty in 2004 of killing Ujjan Kumar Shrestha of Okhaldhunga district, in the eastern hills of Nepal in 1998, at the beginning of the Maoist “Peoples’ War”.

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New Article: Dangerous Alliance

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

 

“When the top level leaders from both sides of the conflict formed an alliance with security forces and agreed to forget about past abuses, they compromised on their standards for their mutual benefit and position.”

Read the full article here:Dangerous Alliance
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/printedition/news/2017-10-27/dangerous-alliance.html

http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/printedition/news/2017-10-27/dangerous-alliance.html

New Article: Disappeared in Nepal : The survivors’unanswered questions

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

“Every year, as part of the global movement against enforced disappearances, we commemorate the International Day Against Enforced Disappearance. On this day, we, raise up the voices of families affected by enforced disappearance, express solidarity with the struggle for justice worldwide, and remember our beloved family members who were forcibly taken away from their communities and never seen again.”

Read the full article here: Disappeared in Nepal: The survivors’unanswered questions

New Article: Political cynicism and stagnation

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

“Nepal has suffered greatly over the past two decades. There has been minimal progress on social transformation, transitional justice, criminal accountability and access to justice. The cyclical nature of Nepali politics and lack of progress have placed the transformative agenda squarely in the hands of narrow elites who have full control of the state apparatus.”

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New Article: Rivalry in high places


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

“The long standoff between the executive and the judiciary has ended with the ruling parties withdrawing the impeachment motion against Supreme Court Chief Justice Sushila Karki in the name of ‘political consensus’. However, this has raised a serious question about the independence of the judiciary and the politicisation of the courts in the name of parliamentary supremacy.”

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New Article: End the Conflict

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

  “Supreme Court Justice Anand Mohan Bhattarai stated, “If government agencies keep silent when the judiciary receives threats and intimidation from convicted perpetrators, the judges and the court will lose credibility.” This statement appears to have been directed at the government.”

Read the full article here: End the Conflict