Human Rights chief welcomes decision against Nepal amnesties

6 January 2014

A decision by Nepal's Supreme Court to block amnesties for serious crimes committed during the country's 10-year internal conflict has been welcomed as a "significant development" by UN Human Rights High Commissioner Navi Pillay.

It is estimated that at least 13,000 people were killed in the long-running conflict between Maoist rebels and the government which ended in 2006.

For more on this, Dianne Penn spoke to Liz Throssell, Media Officer at the UN Human Rights Office in Geneva.

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