April 27, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Nepalese lawmakers passed legislation on Friday that could grant amnesty to former Maoist rebels and security forces accused of committing various war crimes, including torture and murder, during the nation's civil war. The bill establishes two bodies for addressing the alleged commission of war ...[read more]
April 17, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Amnesty International (AI), Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) urged Nepalese legislators on Thursday to reject certain sections of the proposed Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) bill for violating international law. The advocacy groups are concerned that the ...[read more]
April 10, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A senior lawmaker in Nepal on Thursday stated that those found guilty of committing crimes committed during Nepal's civil war could be granted amnesty due to the introduction of a new bill in parliament on Wednesday that aims to set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and a Commission on the ...[read more]
February 1, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) issued a joint statement Friday calling on the Nepal Parliament to reject amnesty legislation that has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. The Ordinance on Truth, Reconciliation and Disappearances was ...[read more]
January 4, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
The Supreme Court of Nepal rejected legislation on Saturday that proposed amnesty for those responsible for serious rights abuses during the country's civil war. A Maoist-led government proposed the legislation last year as part of a planned Truth and Reconciliation Commission aimed at healing the ...[read more]
May 24, 2013
by G. Redd
African foreign ministers agreed Friday to request that Kenyan leaders accused of inciting violence following the 2007 elections stand trial in their home country rather than before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. This follows Tuesday's report by the Truth Justice and ...[read more]
May 23, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
A report released Tuesday by the Kenyan Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) names President Uhuru Kenyatta and Vice President William Ruto as having contributed to human rights abuses that took place after the 2007 election. The report alleges the two officials helped fund and plan ...[read more]
March 20, 2013
by Michael Haggerson
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay called Wednesday on Nepal to withdraw a decree creating a truth and reconciliation with the power to grant amnesties for human rights violations that occurred during Nepal's civil war. The conflict resulted in approximately 13,000 deaths with ...[read more]
September 28, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On September 28, 2011, the Ivory Coast government launched a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to resolve conflicts from the post-election violence that took place at the beginning of 2011. More than 3,000 people were killed following the election of President Alassane Ouattara. Rights groups ...[read more]
September 21, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On September 21, 2011, Amnesty International (AI) condemned Liberia for the poor conditions of their prisons. AI released a report that accused the government of Liberia of failing to cope with the needs of its prisoners. Some specific problems cited were inadequate drinking water, poor ...[read more]

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