‘No amnesty for human rights violations’


Minister of Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said today that there would be no blanket amnesty in cases of serious human rights violation that took place during the 10-year armed conflict in the country.

Addressing a virtual programme, jointly organised by Accountability Monitoring Committee and Conflict Victims Common Platform, Minister Gyawali said the government was carrying out activities to ensure justice to the victims. “There would be no pardon in cases of serious human rights violation. Transitional justice would not be completed until victims get justice.

The government has been carrying out works for the same.”

The foreign minister said efforts were being made to bring all parties together to amend acts related to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Commission for Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons. Sharing that discussion had already been held with conflict victims of all seven provinces last year to amend the acts of both commissions and that the amendment proposal would be presented in the coming winter session of the Parliament, he clarified that the government had been making preparation to complete the remaining task of the peace process as per the sentiments of the victims.

Minister Gyawali further said, “Transitional justice has reached the final phase. It will not end unless the victims get justice.” He added that Nepal itself would resolve problems as the peace process of Nepal was of special nature.

Similarly, Coordinator of Accountability Monitoring Committee, Charan Prasain, and Chairperson of Conflict Victims Common Platform, Maina Karki, demanded justice to the victims by amending the acts.