Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process
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Issue 26

Mandira Sharma discusses the role of transitional justice following the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Accord in 2006. Advocated by national and international organisations as a means to help Nepal deal with legacies of past human rights violations, the concept has struggled to be internalised in Nepal. Commissions for truth and reconciliation and for the disappeared took many years to establish and the perpetuation of an environment of impunity contributes to the further exclusion of marginalised groups in society.