Volume II
6th February 2003

The Human Rights Organization of Nepal (HURON) made public a proposed draft of the Code of Conducts to be abided by both the Government and the Maoist through the Press Conference held at Hotel Orchid, Kathmandu on 4th of February 2003.

Code of Conduct to be abide by His Majesty Government

  1. The representatives of the Government should not express their views in their own way that will be against the fundamentals of peace process.
  2. No one should be detained on the basis of conscience.
  3. No hurdle should be created in enjoying people's fundamental and constitutional rights including right to peaceful assembly.
  4. To up date the data of displaced persons and create conducive environment for them to go back home safely.
  5. To make public the list of political prisoners and release all prisoners of conscience.
  6. To dismiss the forgery cases and release innocent people immediately.
  7. To make public the authentic representatives of the Government for peace process immediately.
  8. To start the rehabilitation programs for the victims of conflict.

Code of Conduct to be abide by CPN (Maoist)

  1. To stop destruction of development infrastructure.
  2. Not to thereat, abduct and killing at any pretext.
  3. To release all abducted people and prisoners immediately.
  4. Stop disruptions in the educational institutions.
  5. To dissolve the child soldiers and release them immediately.
  6. To make public notice from Central Working Committee of CPN (Maoist) to implement the Code of Conduct to all levels.
  7. Not to ban political activities and create tense environment on the basis of political belief.
  8. Not to ban any activities carried out by Civil Society.
  9. Not to organize any public activities to harm the peace process.
  10. Stop collecting donation forcibly from individuals, shopkeepers, industrial state, educational institutions, non-governmental organization, etc.

Code of Conduct to be abide by Both Parties

  1. The basic Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law should be regarded as the base for all the concerned parties in Peace Making Process.
  2. The parties should not deploy armed force or exhibit their strength creating terror in all general masses during the peace process.
  3. Not to use media from both sides to enhance their activities.
  4. Peace process should not be taken as an opportunity to consolidate their strength.
  5. There should be mandatory inclusion of women, children, indigenous people and Dalits in the negotiating process.
  6. The peace process must be democratic with mandatory representation of Civic Society.
  7. The duration of ceasefire should be extended following every phase of negotiation.
  8. A high level enquiry commission should be constituted to investigate the cases of violations of human rights, humanitarian laws and 'crime against humanity' and begin the process of bringing the perpetrator before justice system. Likewise, initiatives should be made in making necessary arrangement to compensate the lost of the innocents' lives and property.
  9. Ensure the fundamental rights guaranteed by the constitution of the Kingdom of Nepal 1990 and move positively on the prevailing concerned agendas.
  10. People's rights to freedom of movement should be ensured.