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This book discusses the experiences of women negotiating conflict and post-conflict situations to deliver transformative peace. Inspired by the vision and values of women of the South Asian Peace Network, this volume fills a critical gap in the global Women, Peace and Security (WPS) discourse. The chapters focus on the region's multifaceted experiences and feminist expertise on women negotiating post-war/post-conflict situations structured around interlinked themes - women, participation and peacebuilding; militarization and violent peace; and justice, impunity, and accountability.
Chapter 14: Beyond Transitional Justice: Accountability Initiatives in Nepal
Beyond Transitional Justice: Accountability Initiatives in Nepal
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, ...