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Beyond Transitional Justice: Accountability Initiatives in Nepal
Beyond transitional justice: Accountability initiatives in nepal
Mandira Sharma

In the decade-long internal conflict in Nepal from 1996–2006, both the warring parties—the state forces and the Maoist rebels were implicated in serious human rights abuses. It is estimated that the conflict claimed 17,265 lives, left 1,302 individuals disappeared, 4,305 disabled, 78,675 dispossessed and displaced, thousands of civilians tortured, and hundreds of women and girls raped and sexually abused (Media Foundation 2011: 72–75). A recent report by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) stated that, “there exists a credible allegation amounting to a reasonable basis for suspicion that a violation of international law has occurred” in Nepal and that, ...

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