Reform of amnesty law in Nepal urged by UN rights experts

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Nepal has been urged by a group of UN human rights experts to amend new legislation which allows amnesties for people suspected of serious human rights violations.

The legislation forms part of the legal basis of the new Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons, Truth and Reconciliation.

The Commission is tasked to inquire into the killing of several thousand people during the decade-long conflict in Nepal which ended in 2006.

One thousand three hundred people are still missing.

The experts expressed deep concern that the recently adopted law leaves mass violations unaddressed.

They stressed that amnesties for what they described as "atrocities" would convey to Nepalese society that some people are above the law and could act with impunity.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations

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