For a Syrian Refugee in Palestine: A Lifelong Plight of Unanswered Rights
Currently there is an estimated 300 Palestinian refugees from Syria in Thailand. Many are flocking to Bangkok, due to it being the home of the United Nations Refugee Agency(UNHCR) in the region, in hopes of applying for resettlement. Read more.
Blog Action Day brings together bloggers from different countries, interests and languages to write about one important global topic on the same day. Over 25,000 blogs have taken part in Blog Action Day since 2007. This year’s topic is Human Rights.
As today is Blog Action Day 2013, and the theme this year is Human Rights, I thought it would be an appropriate time to write a piece about transitional justice in Nepal. All say Nepal is in political transition but none of them are clear how to end this transition. It seems political parties have not realized the gravity of human rights issues. The country which faced a decade long bloody war is yet to form an ‘independent and powerful’ Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Politicians and security forces, who were supposedly involved in war time crime, have been demanding blanket amnesty to all criminal cases. In this piece, I will focus on transitional justice and issue of disappearance in Nepal.