Commissions on transitional justice will get office-bearers this week: PM Oli

Prime Minister (PM) KP Sharma Oli has assured that the two commissions related to transitional justice will soon get full shape.
“We have formed committees to recommend office-bearers for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the Commission for Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons. The government will appoint office-bearers without any delay after receiving recommendation,” PM Oli said addressing the House of Representatives (HoR) meeting on Sunday.
He expressed confidence that the appointments will be made within this week itself. “It is not appropriate that the wounds of many burn and ache remembering the conflict so many years after it ended,” he stated. “We will conclude the works of transitional justice as per our commitments.”
A committee under former chief justice Om Prakash Mishra was formed on March 29 to recommend office-bearers for the two commissions. The committee invited applications for the positions and has even completed study of the applications received.
But the appointments have been stalled with both the ruling CPN and the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) claiming for chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. “There are differences between NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal more than with PM Oli,” a Cabinet source told Setopati.
Dahal and Deuba have discussed the issue on several occasions but have failed to reach conclusion.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has received around 63,000 complaints and the Commission for Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons 3,100 complaints.



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