12 years of Peace Accord: Victim’s issues as it is: INSEC
The Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) through its press release on November 21 said that it has been 12 years since the signing of Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) however the victim’s issues are as it is. The press released and signed by INSEC newly appointed chairperson Dr. Indira Shrestha stated that “During this period, important tasks such as holding CA election, promulgation of constitution from CA, holding three levels of election and management of Maoist combatant were undertaken. But, the important issue regarding conflict victims raised by CPA is side lined till date. The Comprehensive Peace Accord is taken as an entry point of progression of Nepal’s prosperity and establishment of democracy”.
The statement further said that “It took nine years to build the transitional justice mechanisms as stated in Peace Accord. The two transitional mechanisms were seen as a point of hope for the conflict victims however they could not be effective as expected. The government on the other hand is adopting the norms of forgetting the conflict incidents by putting the provision of giving amnesty to the perpetrators involved in a serious human rights abuse during the armed conflict which is not justiciable”.
“It is important to formulate necessary law as per the international human rights law to address the issues of conflict victims and find out the way as per the mandamus issued by the apex court in 2014, January 2”, says the statement.
It further demanded Nepal government and political parties to completely follow peace accord, provide relief to the victim and reparation along with the improvement of the weak acts in the Truth and Reconciliation act.
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