Human Rights Activists Demand To Publicize Status of Enforced Disappeared Persons

  August 30, 2021 By: INSEC

Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) and human rights activists have issued a press statement on August 29, 2021, demanding to publicize the condition of the enforced disappeared persons and ensure justice for them.

The press statement has 13-point of demands to be addressed immediately including publicizing the situation of those who have been disappeared, ensuring the victim’s right to justice, justice and redressal, and bringing the perpetrators to book.

Along with this, it has also been demanded to ratify the United Nations Convention against Enforced Disappearance, to provide allowance to the families of the disappeared persons, to make legal arrangements for the transfer of property of the missing persons, to stop political interference in the process of transitional justice and to collect credible statistics on the victims and their targeted programs.

The International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance is celebrated on August 30 every year with the aim of remembering the disappeared persons and advocating for their justice. The statement was signed by Nepal Bar Association’s Senior Vice Chairperson Advocate Sunil Kumar Shrestha, INSEC Lumbini Province Office Coordinator Bhola Mahat, Secretary of Nepalgunj High Bar Padam Pandey, Chairperson of Conflict Victims Society for Justice Chandrakala Upreti, and Basanta Gautam from Advocacy Forum.

INSEC Lumbini Province Office, Nepalgunj