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Nepal’s Stalled Transitional Justice Act

On March 9, 2023, a bill proposing amendments to the Enforced Disappearances Enquiry, Truth and, and Reconciliation Commission Act, 2014, has registered in the House of Representatives (HoR). While the sub-committee in the Law, Justice, and Human Rights Committee of the HoR has agreed on many aspects of the bill, the bill is currently pending in the committee. The victims of the conflict have demanded that the points to be discussed in the current bill should be changed and passed soon. The delay in its passage is attributed to political negotiations and the conflicting interests of the ruling party and the opposition. Therefore, it is crucial to pass the bill and conclude the work related to transitional justice with the participation and cooperation of the victims. This Political Situation Update explores reasons for this legislative delay.

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