Daily World News Digest 5 December 2019

Transitional justice in Nepal

Aljazeera reports on the shortcomings of the transitional justice process in Nepal, which, rights groups say, has failed to deliver concrete results 13 years after the end of the country’s 10-year civil war. More than 16,000 people were killed and nearly 1,400 disappeared during the conflict, which ended after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed in November 2006. https://bit.ly/38aNlCM

Libya: call for UN Inquiry

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and other groups have sent a letter to the UN Human Rights Council calling for a Commission of Inquiry, or similar mechanism, for Libya, to document human rights violations, including torture and ill-treatment, rape and other acts of sexual violence, arbitrary arrests and detention, forced displacement, enforced disappearances, and unlawful killings, and to end impunity. http://bit.ly/34QlRjC

Migrant boat sinks off Mauritania

At least 57 people have died after a boat carrying migrants was shipwrecked in the Atlantic off the coast of Mauritania, the International Organization for Migration reports. A further 83 migrants who were on board swam ashore, and are being helped by the Mauritanian authorities in the northern city of Nouadhibou. https://bit.ly/2Pf4eTZ

Migrant rescue ships permitted to dock in Italy

Info Migrants reports that the Alan Kurdi and Ocean Viking rescue ships have been given permission to dock in Italian ports and safely offload their 121 passengers. Both ships rescued migrants in the Mediterranean on 28 November and had been waiting for approval to enter a safe port. http://bit.ly/33XfXfy

Items in the Daily World News Digest are summaries of published reports relevant to the issue of missing persons, compiled by ICMP staff. These items do not necessarily reflect the position of ICMP.