Dear pcdn members,
Since after the CPA is signed in Nov, 2006, post-conflict peace-building Nepal has introduced numbers of legal documents to repair and redress the conflict victims of a decade-long Maoist insurgency. Nevertheless, the plight of the victims is still the same. The ad-hoc interim reliefs have not been so effective to address their grievances. While victims cry for material and symbolic reparations, the government does not seem to have exact knowledge of forming policy with these concerns. The proposed ordinance on Truth, Reconciliation and Disappearance contains some of the provision to heal material and non-material damages. But it is unable to meet the international standards set forth by UN Guidelines and Principles on Right to a Remedy or highly appreciated TRC (potential to be the model) of South Africa. It is much criticized for not having consulted human rights activists and victims.
In the midst of this chaos, the victims are almost hopeless that TRC will be formed promptly, and their miseries will be taken into consideration. This frustration has ultimately ushered the path of conflict recurrence.
Thus it is very imperative to form a self-standing "Comprehensive Reparation Policy" prior to establishment of other justice mechanisms.
So, I would like to request all the academicians, practitioner and experts to give their valuable ideas on building road-map to "Comprehensive Reparation Policy" for conflict victims in Nepal.
Also, you are most welcome in Nepal to conduct this research together with me.
ASD Policy Research Fellow
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