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Krishna Adhikari

Krishna Adhikari On 6 June 2004, Krishna Prasad Adhikari, a resident of Fujel village of Gorkha District, was murdered in Chitwan District by Maoist cadres. Krishna Prasad was visiting his grandparents after having taken the SLC examinations, and he was abducted from Bakullahar Chowk by men who came on a motorcycle ...
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Maina Sunuwar

Maina Sunuwar Around 6 am on February 17, 2004, a group of RNA soldiers arrested Ms Maina Sunuwar, a 15-year-old schoolgirl of Kharelthok VDC-6, Kavre district. She disappeared since her arrest. Her family members, with support from villagers and school where Maina was a student, visited detention centers ...
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Sanjeev Kumar Karna

Sanjeev Kumar Karna Sanjeev Kumar Karna was one among the 11 persons arrested on October 8, 2003. On that fateful day, they had gone to attend a picnic program organized by the students at a place called Kariyachauri VDC-4, and from picnic, they went to Kataiya Chowri Area of Dhanusha district where they ate some food ...
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Arjun Bahadur Lama

Arjun Bahadur Lama, 48 years in age, permanent resident of Chhatrebas VDC -5, Dapcha in Kavre district was abducted by a group of Maoist cadres, three in number, on 29 April 2005 (2062.1.16 BS) from the premises of Sri Krishna Secondary School at Chhatrebas VDC-1 of the district.
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Hari Prasad Bolakhe

Hari Prasad Bolakhe, 35 (while missing) a permanent resident of Phulbari VDC-8, Kavre district, a pastor by profession, had been missing since the arrest December 27, 2003, was reportedly killed by security persons. A team of National Human Rights Commission discovered a human skeleton in a jungle ...
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Sarala Sapkota

Around 11 p.m. on July 15, 2004, a group of 12 armed soldiers arrested Sarala Sapkota at her grandfather’s house. The family, who witnessed the arrest, stated that soldiers gave Sarala no reason for her arrest. After her arrest, Sarala’s family went to Baireni barracks and the DPO ...
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Birendra Shah

On the evening of 5 October 2007, Mr. Birendra Shah, 34, resident of Inruwasira VDC-8, Bara district, a local journalist of Bara district and correspondent of Nepal FM, Avenues Television and Dristi weekly, was abducted by Maoists from Pipara Bazaar in Kalaiya, the district headquarters of Bara ...
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Bishwanath Parajuli, Tom Nath Poudel and Dhan Bahadur Tamang

Three persons namely Bishwonath Parajuli (also called Nagendra Parajuli), Tom Nath Poudel and Dhan Bahadur Tamang of Hasandaha VDC, Morang were shot dead by the security personnel on 28 September 2004. According to the eyewitnesses, other victims and the villagers, about 16 people were arrested ...
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Chot Nath Ghimire and Shekhar Nath Ghimire

Chot Nath Ghimire, a 58-year-old farmer, resident of Ishaneshor VDC-4, Ratamate Majhpokhari of Lamjung district was allegedly arrested by the Joint Security Forces of Joint Security Camp stationed at Bhorlatar VDC, Lamjung district on February 2, 2002 (2058.10.20). The security camp called Mr. ...
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Bhauna Tharu

Bhauna Tharu (Bhauna Chaudhary in the citizenship card), 21 years old male (at the time of the incident; Date of Birthe: 8 September 1978), son of Purna Bahadur Chaudhary, permanent resident of Sujanpur village, Neulapur VDC-4, Bardiya district, and an employee of Rastriya Gobar Gas, Gulariya, ...
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Close Encounters

Stories from the Frontline of Human Rights Work in Nepal

Close Encounters
During Nepal’s armed conflict and its aftermath, human rights violations not only scarred and destroyed the victims but had a devastating effect on the lives of human rights defenders.
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AF and ICJ Convened Consultation with Stakeholders on Reparations

8 May 2024, Lalitpur: Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) organized a Consultation with Stakeholders at Lalitpur, Bagmati Province to discuss about the long-standing challenges surrounding reparations for victims of serious human rights violations.

The consultation aimed to strengthen policy frameworks on reparations, drawing insights from civil society organizations (CSOs), conflict victims, legal experts, and media representatives.

During the consultation Laxmi Pokhrel, National Legal Advisor at the ICJ, underscored the pressing need for unified reparation policy frameworks amidst existing disparities, emphasizing the challenges faced by victims of torture and sexual violence who have been overlooked in government initiatives.

Dr. Mandira Sharma, Senior International Legal Advisor at the ICJ, shed light on Nepal's transitional justice process, emphasizing the lack of a cohesive understanding of reparation. She highlighted concerns surrounding the reparation at the national and provincial levels.

Melissa Upreti, Regional Director of the Asia Pacific Program at the ICJ, emphasized victim-centric approaches in reparation efforts, stressing the importance of resource allocation and tailored support mechanisms to meet individual needs.

Srijana Shrestha, Chairperson of Conflict Victim Women National Network, presented insights into victims' experiences in accessing reparation, urging for an expanded definition of victims and addressing challenges such as confidentiality and data collection methods.

Raju Chapagain, Advocate, delved into framing an integrated reparation policy, highlighting the necessity for collaboration among provincial governments and victim groups to ensure comprehensive measures.

The consultation also featured group discussions and presentations, with stakeholders providing valuable input on past relief efforts, policy scope, victim prioritization, inter-governmental cooperation, victim identification, and measures to ensure accountability and transparency in implementation.

Notable recommendations included establishing specialized mechanisms for victims of conflict-related sexual violence, ensuring budget planning clarity, victim-centric approaches, disintegrated data collection, and empowering civil society. The consultation underscored a collective commitment to address transitional justice challenges, paving the way for informed policy frameworks that uphold victims' rights and facilitate meaningful reparation processes.

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