Officers of transitional justice bodies will remain in office until a new law is endorsed

Kathmandu, 15 July

The cabinet has decided to extend the tenure of the existing officers of two transitional justice systems- Truth and Reconciliation CommissionAnd this Applicable Commission of Inquiry on Missing PersonsUnless Parliament endorses a new law to govern them.

The government has also decided to file a new bill to amend it. Applicable Disappearance Inquiry, Truth and Reconciliation Commission Act, 2014 So that they keep working and then appoint new officers.

This decision was taken in the cabinet meeting held on Friday.

A minister says that the government will issue an order to extend the tenure of the existing officers to a maximum of six months. “As per the rule, once the new bill is approved by the Parliament, the officers will lose their posts.”

Without elaboration, the current term of the officers of the Twin Commissions set up to provide transitional justice to those affected by the civil war ends tomorrow.

Source: OnlineKhabar

Himal Sanchar