People's War and Aftermath Nepal : The Role of Truthand Reconcialation Commission

(With Case Studies of Liberia, Sierra Leone and South Africa)


This book is a study of how and why Nepal after a 10 year long armed insurgency, regicide and fundamental political change sought to find a way to achieve peace and security. The chosen pathway to peace and reconciliation in Nepal after the decade of war and destruction is examined. It has faced delay, frustration and neglect after its protracted implementation. Politics has determined whatever peace process will be achieved in Nepal.

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Drew Cottle is a senior lecturer in International Relations and Politics at Western Sydney University. He has written extensively on international political economy and revolutionary struggles in the Third World. His book, The Brisbane Line: A Re-Appraisal was a study of potential collaboration in Australia prior to the Pacific War.



Sunil Thapa worked as a teacher in Nepal during the 10 year insurgency. He went to Australia to write a thesis at Western Sydney University on how peace and security could be achieved in Nepal, a poor, land-locked country ruined by the armed conflict and political change. He has published several articles related to the peace process in Nepal and the political machinations frustrating it. In 2018 he will have a co-authored chapter on Nepal and China-India regional rivalry published in the edited book Nepal and the Great Powers.



Foreword
List of Acronyms

CHAPTER 1: Introduction
Introduction
Background
Aims and objectives
Rational and Significance
Overview

CHAPTER 2: Background of the Conflict in Nepal
Causes of the conflict in Nepal
Major: Socio-cultural Factors
Others:
Political Factors
Individual Factors
Consequences of the conflict in Nepal
Socio-cultural consequences
Physical consequences
Political Economy consequences

CHAPTER 3: Background of the Peace Process in Nepal
The Cease Fire: As the beginning of peace process
Stage I 
Stage II 
Stage III
Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) and Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC): As the peace process
CPA of Nepal
TRC in Nepal

CHAPTER 4: An Overview of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions in the Peace Process
Introduction of the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions
Characteristics and objectives of the Truth and Reconciliation
Functions of the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions
Compositions of the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions
Immunity, Power and Rules of Procedures of the TRC
Resources of the TRC
Reports of the TRC

CHAPTER 5: Case Study of the Liberian Civil War and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Background of Conflict
The Warring Parties
Consequences of the Conflict
The Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Background of the Establishment
The Objectives/Role of TRC in Liberia
The Structure/Composition of the TRC 
The Findings and Recommendations of Liberian TRC
The Liberian TRC: Strengths and Limitations

CHAPTER 6: Case Study of the Sierra Leonean Civil War and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Background of the Conflict
The Warring Parties
Consequences of the Conflict
The Sierra Leonean Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Background of the Establishment
The Objectives/Role of TRC in Sierra Leone
The Structure/Composition of the TRC
The Findings and Recommendations of Sierra Leonean TRC
The Sierra Leonean TRC: Strengths and Limitations

CHAPTER 7: Case Study of the South African Civil War and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Background of the conflict
The Warring Parties
Consequences of the Conflict
The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Background of the Establishment
The Objectives/Role of TRC in South Africa
The Structure/Composition of the TRC
The Findings and Recommendations of South African TRC
The South African TRC: Strengths and Limitations

CHAPTER 8: Comparative Analysis of the Case Studies (TRC)
Comparisons on TRC
Comparisons on TRC Findings
Comparisons on TRC Recommendations

CHAPTER 9: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Nepal and its Functions
The Nepali Truth and Reconciliation Commission
The objectives/mandates of the TRC in Nepal
The structure/composition of the Nepali TRC Delayed establishment
Factors impacting the slow functioning of the Nepali TRC
Progress to date
Criticisms to Nepali TRC

CHAPTER 10: Conclusion and Recommendations
Summary
Recommendations
The “6R” Recommendations

Bibliography
Index