Transitional Justice Resource Center (TJRC) is a joint initiative of the Vishwa Paridrishya Wakalat Manch(VPWM) [World Vision Advocacy Forum (WVAF)], United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction (MoPR), Government of Nepal.
The OHCHR was designated as the lead UN agency in the area of transitional justice by the Secretary-General in his policy on the rule of law in conflict and post-conflict societies. OHCHR-Nepal, along with a number of other organisations, has been supporting the government, national human rights institutions and civil society organisations in Nepal to prepare for the establishment of the TJ mechanisms. With support from UN Peace Building Fund through UN Peace Fund for Nepal, OHCHR-Nepal has implemented a focused project on ‘Peace through Justice’, which had four key elements, namely, support to the MoPR, support for the establishment of the transitional justice (TJ) commissions, mapping of conflict-related alleged violations of the international humanitarian law and human rights and support to civil society organisations and national human rights institutions to enable them to support the work of the commissions. The mandate of the OHCHR expired in 2012.
The Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction is the focal government body tasked, inter alia, to perform as a depository and documentation center of information on transitional justice. Similarly, the MoPR is also expected to disseminate information on transitional justice mechanisms to the wider population and conflict victims. As a vast majority of people are still unaware of the TJ mechanisms, the commitment of the government and the updates on what is happening at the national level, establishment of a TJ Resource Center has been a priority.
The preparatory work for the TJRC started in February 2011. WVAF, a national civil society organization, was formally contracted in April 2011 to set up and manage the TJRC.
Currently, Transitional Justice Resource Centre (TJRC) is funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and managed by World Vision Advocacy Forum (WVAF). The information provided on this web site is not official UNDP information and does not represent the views or positions of the UNDP or the UN Agencies.