The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday published a list of 268 people who violated human rights.
The report includes the list of violators based on the progress report of the recommendation made by NHRC in the past 20 years.
According to Bed Bhattarai, spokesperson for the human rights body, those names were included on the basis of evaluation of 1,195 recommendations made by the commission.
The list includes some big names — former Chief of Army Staff Pyar Jung Thapa, former home secretary Narayan Gopal Malego and former chief of Nepal Police Kuber Singh Rana, among others.
Rana was implicated for his direct involvement in the enforced disappearance and killing of five youths in Godar, Danusha in 2003 during the height of the Maoist armed conflict.
Similarly, Thapa and Magelo were implicated in case of excessive use of force by the Nepal Police in Rangeli, Morang during the second Madhes movement in January 2016.
Though NHRC had directed the government to book Rana for criminal offence, he was promoted as the chief of Nepal Police by the Baburam Bhattarai government in 2012.
NHRC had also asked the government to book Thapa as he was leading the national defence force when 49 people were forcibly disappeared from the Army’s Bhairabnath Battalion in Maharajgunj between April 2003 and February 2005 but that recommendation was never implemented.
The report incorporated 16 civil servants including a secretary, 98 Nepal Police personnel, 85 Nepal Army personnel and 65 leaders and cadres of the erstwhile Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist. Similarly, four teachers, two medics, one human rights activist and seven others including informants, operators of service shelter and inmates are also included in the list.
The most number of cases of rights violations are related to murder while the least number to refugee cases.
The report shows 11 different agencies as the human rights violators in 34 different kinds of recommendation.
Spokesperson Bhattarai said that legal action was taken against only 30 of them while 256 are yet to be brought to book.
Among the total recommendations made by the human rights body, 163 were fully implemented, 445 were partially implemented where 587 have yet to be brought into action.
The report concluded that the tendency of settling the cases through monetary compensation has promoted impunity and compromised the victims’ right to justice.
The report also urges the respective parliamentary committees to hold a discussion on the annual reports of the commission, and direct the government to put an end to the state of impunity and respect, safeguard and ensure human rights.
The committees have also been asked to direct the political parties to put their commitment toward human rights into practice.