[New York, N.Y.] : Human Rights Watch ; [Kathmandu, Nepal] : Advocacy Forum, c2011.
Book — 49 p. : map ; 28 cm.
Summary and Recent Developments
To the Nepali Government:
To the United Nations and the International Community, Especially Australia, China, the European Union, India, Japan, and the United States:
I. Continuing Impunity: Six Illustrative Cases
Karna Rasaili, Father of Reena Rasaili
Purnimaya Lama, Wife of Arjun Bahadur Lama
Jay Kishor Labh, Father of Sanjeev Kumar Karna
Devi Sunuwar, Mother of Maina Sunuwar
Yashoda Sharma, Wife of Surya Prasad Sharma
Abdul Majid Dewan, Father of Sahid Ullah Dewan
II. Government Strategies to Evade the Obligation to Prosecute Serious Wartime Abuses
Withdrawal of Cases
Appendix: Updates on 62 Cases of Grave Human Rights Violations.
"Five years since the November 2006 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) brought a formal end to armed conflict in Nepal, the families of numerous victims of human rights abuses are still waiting for justice. Both security forces and Maoist forces were responsible for extrajudicial killings of civilians, torture, enforced disappearances, and other abuses during the decade-long armed conflict between the United Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and the Nepali government. For several years, Human Rights Watch and Advocacy Forum have documented the lack of progress in criminal complaints filed by the families of victims and the failure of the Nepali justice system to respond. In Adding Insult to Injury, Human Rights Watch and Advocacy Forum highlight the impact of impunity on six victim's families and update 62 cases from the 2010 Report, Indifference to Duty. This report focuses on the fact that the failure of accountability for wartime cases could lead to ongoing abuses. In spite of national and international campaigning and litigation, all signs are that those responsible for past and present human rights abuses will be allowed to go free. Furthermore, some of the alleged perpetrators are being promoted, appointed into senior government positions, or allowed to go on peacekeeping duties. Successive governments have indicated time and again that they would favor withdrawing conflict related cases and granting amnesties for perpetrators. As Nepal moves forward towards the drafting of a new constitution and the establishment of transitional justice mechanisms, it is important that redress for past violations not be set aside for the sake of political expediency."--P.  of cover.