No Law, No Justice, No State for Victims

Human Rights Watch and Advocacy Forum has recently come up with a chilling report on the culture of impunity in Nepal in the post-conflict stage. The report tracks 62 cases of extrajudicial killings. The report highlights that there has been little progress toward prosecutions, despite court orders requiring investigations to proceed, with the police and prosecutors saying that the government has told them these cases will be handled by transitional justice mechanisms.

Read the report here: nepal1120_web_1.pdf (reliefweb.int)

Handbook on Restorative Justice Programmes: Second Edition

This Second Edition of the Handbook on Restorative Justice Programmes has been developed for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) by Yvon Dandurand, Fellow and Senior Associate at the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy, and Annette Vogt, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of the Fraser Valley, Canada, in close collaboration with Jee Aei (Jamie) Lee, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer at UNODC.

Access the handbook here:

https://www.unodc.org/documents/justice-and-prison-reform/20-01146_Handbook_on_Restorative_Justice_Programmes.pdf

Nepal Justice Sector Assessment

This study was carried out by the International Security Sector Advisory Team of The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). The report details about: Security and Justice needs, Institutional capacities and management, external accountability and institutional effectiveness of non-state actors, among others.

Read the full report here:

https://issat.dcaf.ch/download/127627/2607132