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Parliament passes TRC and CED bills with amendment: The Parliament on April 25 has passed the bills on the formation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission on Enforced Disappearances (CED) with amendment. The term 'disappearance' has been replaced with the term 'enforced disappearance' following the amendment. Nepal News, April 26, 2014.

TRC and CED Bills tabled in Legislature Parliament: After much ruckus and disruption, the bills on Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Commission on Enforced Disappearance (CED) were finally tabled in the Legislature Parliament on April 18. Minister for Law Narhari Acharya tabled the two bills for deliberation in the House that resumed on April 18 after two consecutive days of disruption by the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M) protesting against revival of conflict era cases. If the bills are endorsed by the Parliament then the two commissions will have the sole authority to all the conflict era human rights abuse cases. Nepal News, April 19, 2014.

Government tables reviewed bill on TRC and CED with special focus on reconciliation: The Government on April 9 tabled a reviewed bill on Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Commission on Enforced Disappearances (CED) with special focus on reconciliation. The bill has proposed a commission, which will have a status of a judicial commission with rights akin to a court. The commission will have tenure of two years. The bill, which provisions two separate commissions of inquiry, has incorporated some provisions of the previous ordinance regarding transitional justices, which were struck down by the Supreme Court. Ekantipur, April 10, 2014.

CA approves CA calendar to enact new constitution by January 22, 2015: The Constituent Assembly (CA) on April 4 approved the Constitution making timetable, called the CA calendar, to enact the new constitution by January 22, 2015. A meeting of the CA endorsed the CA calendar with amendments through majority votes. According to the amended calendar, the certified copy of the approved constitution would be signed by each CA member while CA Chairperson would certify the constitution and President puts signature on the copy and announces the promulgation of new constitution by January 22 next year. Nepal News, April 5, 2014.

Conflict-era cases can be tried under existing laws, says SC: The Supreme Court (SC) on April 2 said that the conflict-era cases can be tried under existing laws. The court´s decision has come at a time when both the Maoist parties - Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M) and Communist Party Nepal-Maoist (CPN-Maoist) - have been continuously exerting pressure on the political leadership not to take up insurgency-era cases until the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission on Disappearance are formed. My Republica, April 3, 2014.

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