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Human Rights Review Should Address Broken Commitments, Impunity

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If Nepal Can’t Prosecute War Crimes at Home, Other Countries May Step In

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Activists hold an event in memory of people who were disappeared during Nepal’s decade-long civil war, Kathmandu, August 30, 2017.
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A New Prime Minister Takes Over, But There is No Political Will to Ensure Justice for Conflict Victims

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Rule of Law Should Prevail, Not Political Protectionism

(London) – Nepali authorities should immediately take effective steps to enforce the landmark Kavre district court murder verdict for the 2004 torture and killing of teenager Maina Sunuwar, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the International…
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UN and Donors Need to Back Accountability for Conflict Era Crimes

(New York) – The mandates of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons (COID) should be extended indefinitely to ensure that justice, accountability, and reparations are achieved for the…
Protesters call for justice for atrocities committed during Nepal's civil war at a sit-in in Kathmandu on June 6, 2011.
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Seeking justice for the ongoing grave human rights abuses in Syria has proven largely elusive. Now the shield of impunity is beginning to crack.
 Several countries, including Sweden, Germany, and France are in the process of investigating some…
Syrian Man Carries Children After Barrel Bomb Attack
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Refugee Crisis and Universal Jurisdiction Cases in Europe

What’s the basis for European courts to try atrocities committed in Syria and Iraq? What is universal jurisdiction? Does universal jurisdiction mean that every country can investigate any grave international crime committed in Syria and Iraq? What…
Syrian Man Carries Children After Barrel Bomb Attack
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Annul Clemency for Grave Crimes

(New York) – Nepal’s leading political parties should not bargain away justice for victims of serious human rights abuses as part of an agreement to form a new coalition government, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Human Rights Watch, and…
Protesters call for justice for atrocities committed during Nepal's civil war at a sit-in in Kathmandu on June 6, 2011.
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Selection Process Should Be Transparent, Consultative

(New York) – The Nepal government should ensure more victim participation and improve transparency when selecting candidates for two independent commissions on the country’s decade-long conflict, eight local and international human rights organizations…
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Strengthening the Security Council’s Response to Sexual Violence and Attacks on Education in Armed Conflict

For a full decade, the UN Security Council has addressed the severe abuses that children experience in armed conflict. Its response has included a series of six resolutions (1261, 1314, 1379, 1460, 1539, and 1612), the creation of a specialized working…