House panel directs govt to amend TRC Act

KATHMANDU: The Social Justice and Human Rights Committee of the Parliament on Wednesday directed the government to amend the Enforced Disappearances Enquiry, Truth and Reconciliation Commission Act, 2014 (TRC Act).

A meeting of the panel today directed the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs to make amendments to the Act to move forward activities of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) in line with concerned decisions of the Supreme Court and existing international standards.

Likewise, the government was also directed to bring other necessary bills to the House for smooth functioning of the TRC and the CIEDP.

Meanwhile, the panel also directed the government to draft laws for operations of the National Dalit Commission, the National Inclusion Commission, the National Indigenous Nationalities Commission, the Madhesi Commission, the Tharu Commission and the Muslim Commission and table them to the Parliament in order to implement the Constitution.