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New report on Nepali civil war calling for justice for war abuses

On 8 October the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights released the Nepal Conflict Report, which argues Nepal should investigate war abuses perpetrated during the Nepali civil war, which lasted from 1996 to 2006 and during which approximately 13.000 people were killed. The report criticises, amongst others, the fact that the transitional justice mechanisms which were promised in the 2006 peace accords still haven't been established and that perpetrators of serious violations have not been held accountable, and in some cases have even been promoted or offered amnesties.