The Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has made public Nepal Conflict Report on Maoists insurgency which it calls the “conflict mapping report” on October 7.
Prepared by a team of international experts, the 233-page report profiles a number of serious “human rights and international humanitarian law violations” by both the then CPN-Maoist and security forces between February 1996 and November 21, 2006, OHCHR informed.
The cases and the data in the Nepal Conflict Report are derived from the Transitional Justice Reference Archive (TJRA), a database of nearly 30,000 documents which the agency hopes will “contribute to the lasting foundation for peace in Nepal by advancing the transitional justice process”.
The report, while providing human rights and humanitarian laws frameworks, deals specially with the conflict time unlawful killings, enforced disappearance, torture, arbitrary detention and sexual violence.
The report states that nearly 9,000 serious human rights or international humanitarian violations may have been committed during the decade-long conflict. The report also stresses that no amnesty should be granted to the perpetrators of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
The government had earlier requested the Rights Agency against making the report public. Media reports said that UCPN-M vice-chairperson and Deputy PM Narayan Kaji Shrestha had urged the European Union envoys to stall the publication citing near completion of peace process.