Human Rights chief welcomes decision against Nepal amnesties

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A staff member of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) monitors a demonstration by the Young Communist League (YCL), as Nepal prepares for the upcoming 10th April 2008 Constituent Assembly elections. UN Photo/Mukunda Bogati

A decision by Nepal’s Supreme Court to block amnesties for serious crimes committed during the country’s 10-year internal conflict has been welcomed as a “significant development” by UN Human Rights High Commissioner Navi Pillay.

It is estimated that at least 13,000 people were killed in the long-running conflict between Maoist rebels and the government which ended in 2006.

For more on this, Dianne Penn spoke to Liz Throssell, Media Officer at the UN Human Rights Office in Geneva.

Duration: 3’02″

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