Nepal | June 04, 2020

CIEDP opens window for conflict victims

• Transitional Justice

Himalayan News Service
Share Now:

Kathmandu, February 12

The Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons has decided to open a new complaint registration window.

The CIEDP said the new window will be open from February 13 to March 14. The move following requests from conflict victims who failed to file their complaints previously due to various reasons.

The victims can also register their complaints at the CIEDP office in Pulchowk, Lalitpur, and at the Local Peace Committees based in 75 districts.

“As our term has now been extended, we decided to open the new complaint registration window as we are still receiving complaints from victims. Obviously, we want to accommodate all those as well as accept fresh ones from those who failed to lodge complaints previously,” said CIEDP Spokesperson Bishnu Pathak.

The new one-year mandate of the two transitional justice bodies — the CIEDP and Truth and Reconciliation Commission — started on Saturday after the government last week approved their request to extend their tenure by one year. The terms of the two bodies were set to expire on February 10.

The CIEDP has also requested the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction, the line ministry, to extend the tenure of LPCs officials that expired around one-and-a-half years ago. But the government had kept their offices intact given the fact that the LPCs coordinate the works of the TRC and the CIEDP at the district level.

Each LPC has an officer (secretary), a non-gazetted first-class officer and an office assistant. Previously, the government had extended the tenure of the officials thrice — six months each — and their extended term expired around a month ago. These LPCs are based in 75 of the 77 districts, as they were set up before the formation of two new districts — Nawalpur and Rukum East.

“We requested the ministry to extend the tenure of LPC officials as we need them to accept complaints as well as coordinate our work at the district level,” said Pathak.


A version of this article appears in print on February 13, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.

Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Traders defy lockdown as patience runs thin in Nepal

Durbar Marg shops to open from today Other traders, businesses also defiant KATHMANDU, JUNE 3 With no end in sight to the nationwide lockdown imposed on March 24 that has effectively halted all economic activities for the past two-and-a-half months, traders, firms and industries have be Read More...

Mahakali Hospital isolation ward filled with COVID-19 patients

KANCHANPUR: At least fifteen COVID-19 patients have been admitted to the isolation ward of Mahakali Hospital in Bhimdattanagar Municipality, Kanchanpur district. The isolation ward has a capacity of 20 beds. The hospital has started treatment of COVID-19 since Tuesday. Seven persons — reside Read More...

The office of the prime minister and council of ministers, OPMCM

Evacuation of Nepalis likely to begin Friday

KATHMANDU, JUNE 3 After the plan to evacuate stranded Nepali citizens from several countries was approved by the Cabinet a few days ago, the government is gearing up to bring them home on priority basis from Friday. Narayan Bidari, secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of M Read More...

Home isolation for asymptomatic, mild Covid cases

KATHMANDU, JUNE 3 The Ministry of Health and Population has directed hospitals to send home patients infected with the novel coronavirus who show mild or no symptom of the disease so that hospitals can treat severe cases of COVID-19. Hospitals treating COVID-19 patients have also been told to Read More...

Nepal govt may declare state of public health emergency as coronavirus cases rise steadily

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health and Population is mulling over proposing to the Council of Ministers to declare state of public health emergency in the country following a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country. Section 48 (2) of the Public Health Service Act states that if public Read More...

COVID-19 curve flattening in Narainapur

NEPALGUNJ, JUNE 3 The COVID-19 spread seems to have come under control in Narainapur Rural Municipality, Banke, which had emerged as a coronavirus hotspot after a number of people tested positive for the virus here earlier. According to the district’s corona focal person Naresh Shrestha, it Read More...

Frontline workers to get hazard allowance

KATHMANDU, JUNE 3 The Government of Nepal has published ‘Hazard Allowance Management Order for Human Resources Involved in the Treatment of COVID-19 Infection’ in Nepal Gazette for its implementation. The order aims to provide hazard allowance to the human resources involved in the identif Read More...

Kathmandu Medical College sealed

KATHMANDU, JUNE 3 Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital in Sinamangal has been shut for an indefinite period after two of its health workers contracted COVID-19. The hospital’s Medical Director Dr Mukunda Raj Joshi issuing a notice today, informed that the hospital would be closed for Read More...