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Nepal: Open letter from Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the International Commission of Jurists to the leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)

, Index number: ASA 31/046/2005

In this open letter, the three organizations express their concerns about attacks staged by Maoist forces on the civilian population; about civilian abductions and about statements made regarding the observance of international human rights and humanitarian law. The organizations call on the CPN (Maoist) to begin to establish mechanisms for cooperation with the UN human rights monitoring mission, to ensure that the message reaches every cadre in the ranks of the CPN (Maoist) forces and, finally, to demonstrate that the forces will respect their international obligations and cooperate in full with UN monitors.

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