Kathmandu, Sept 17: Minister for Law, Justice, Constitutent Assembly and Parliamentary Affairs, Narahari Acharya, has said the work regarding the formation of Commission for Investigation of the Disappeared and Truth and Reconciliation Commission have been expedited.
Responding on behalf of Chairman of the Constitutional Council and Prime Minister, Sushil Koirala, at the meeting of the Social Justice and Human Rights Committee of the Parliament here this morning, Minister Acharya said that the committee formed to recommend the appointment of office-bearers at both Commissions has reached the final stage of its work.
He said, “The Committee formed under the chairmanship of former Chief Justice, Om Bhakta Shrestha, is expected to unveil the names of proposed chairpersons and members for the Commissions within a day or two.”
Informing the meeting about the progress over the new appointment of office-bearers at the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Minister Acharya said he is hopeful that the Constitutional Council will take a decision to that end by tomorrow.
He accepted that some problem has been surfaced in the appointment of office-bearers at the two Commissions as they are completely new bodies for the country.
Reiterating that the government was committed to taking the peace process to a logical conclusion as per the sentiments of the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA), the Law Minister said that there were both national and international concerns towards the Commissions going to be formed in the near future.
On the occasion, lawmakers expressed concerns over increasing cases of murder, violence and rape in the country.
They also stressed that a special mechanism should be formed for ensuring justice and protecting human rights and that the mechanism should be led by a Parliamentary Committee.
The meeting was chaired by the Committee Chair Sushil Kumar Shrestha.