In January 2012, TRIAL submitted an individual communication to the United Nations Human Rights Committee regarding the enforced disappearance of Mr. Rajendra Prasad Dhakal in January 1999. In this case TRIAL also represents the victim's wife, Mrs. Bimala Dhakal, the victim's brother, Mr. Rabindra Dhakal and the victim's elder daughter, Ms. Manjima Dhakal.
Mr. Rajendra Dhakal is a lawyer and human rights defender. He used to be the Chairman of the Gorkha district branch of the Forum for the Protection of Human Rights (FOPHUR), a national human rights organization.
After being illegally arrested in March 1996 and ill-treated by the Nepalese police, on
His relatives took numerous steps in order to find him. In the days following the arrest, Mr. Rabindra Dhakal searched for his brother at the District Police Office in Tanahun, District Police Office in Newalparasi, District Police Office in Pokhara and the Armed Police Battalion in Pokhara. In each of these places, the officers in charge denied having arrested his brother. At the District Police Office in Gorkha however, the officers stated that Mr. Rajendra Dhakal was under their custody but that Mr. Rabindra Dhakal could not visit him.
Apart from a minimal interim compensation of 150,000 NRs received (approximately 1.500 euros) on 3 August 2007 by Mr. Rajendra Dhakal's wife, the final decision by the Supreme Court has fallen on deaf ears as it has not been acted upon or implemented to date by the national authorities in any meaningful way.
In January 2012, TRIAL submitted an individual communication to the United Nations Human Rights Committee asking it
The enforced disappearance of Mr. Dhakal is part of the context of internal armed conflict which
The decade long armed conflict from 1996-2006 caused not only severe economic and social damages in
[From TRIAL: http://www.trial-ch.org]