The government today questioned the Nepal Conflict Report published by OHCHR in Geneva on Monday, terming it as a unilateral document prepared without consent from the government of Nepal.
The Geneva-based UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on Monday unveiled the 233-page report documenting and analysing human rights violations that occurred during the decade-long insurgency with the addition of an archive of about 33,000 case-documents.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) today issued a strong statement condemning and questioning the intent behind the report, which made strong calls to book the perpetrators of serious violations — both from the state and the insurgents’ side during the conflict.
“As the report has been prepared without prior government consent and consultations with stakeholders, the process itself is not compatible with general international practice,” MoFA said in the statement. “Therefore, the legitimacy of the report itself is called into question.”
“The OHCHR has not prepared this report as per the cooperation modality with the Government. Therefore, the Government of Nepal has strong reservations on the process and content of the report and does not own the report,” the statement continued.
A top diplomatic source told THT that the government was going to write to the United Nations and the OHCHR Headquarters in Geneva, discarding the credibility of the document within a couple of days — in an extended version.