Status Quo ~ Anatomy of the 2006 Comprehensive Peace Agreement | State Actors: Seven Parties and Communist Party of Nepal (Maoists)

In regards to the increasing order of violation and breach of the Peace Pact, questioning its validity and its binding nature.

I have tried to analyze major articles of the 2006 Peace pact which seems to be getting derailed each day due to the acts of its parties, the state and mostly the Maoists. The report shows that the major provisions of the pact have been violated repeatedly, thereby raising a serious issue of its applicability, usages, possible breach and if its deemed null and void?

Information analyzed and used are absolutely dependent on the media monitoring of various national, regional and global media.

All information pertain to the period after signing of the  peace act till December 22, 2009, the third day of the Maoist’s strike in Nepal, which undoubtedly voids the 2006 agreement and related agreements to it such as the 12 pt. agreement, 8 pt. agreement, head of state declarations etc.

B Breached
Q Questionable
P Progress

ARTICLE PROVISION STATUS
Preamble People’s will in favor of democracy, peace and progress Q
Commitment to the 12-point agreement[1] B
8-point agreement between the Seven Party Alliance and the NCP (Maoists) B
25-point code of conduct between Nepal Government and NCP (Maoist) B
UN Letters: the letters to the United Nations[2] with similar intentions[3] B
Commitment to competitive multiparty democratic system of governance, individual freedom[4], civil liberties, human rights, complete press freedom[5], rule of law as well as democratic values B
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the basic principles and values of international law and human rights, Q
Citizens’ rights to participate in the Constituent Assembly elections held in a free, impartial and fearless environment[6] B
Democracy, peace, prosperity, eco-social transformation, nation’s freedom, integrity and sovereignty and independence Q
Commitment to hold Constituent Assembly elections, a Constituent Assembly, P
Ending the armed conflict since 2052 Q/B

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[1] The Maoists continuation with their violent acts of killing people, extortion and abducting civilians, bombing offices and mounting small-scale attacks on police posts is clearly a breach of the 12-point understanding. http://newsblaze.com/story/20060303183410nnnn.nb/topstory.html

[2] http://www.securitycouncilreport.org/atf/cf/%7B65BFCF9B-6D27-4E9C-8CD3-CF6E4FF96FF9%7D/Nepal%20S%202009%20360.pdf

[3] http://www.unmin.org.np/downloads/keydocs/RSG.SC.Briefing.06.11.09.ENG.doc.pdf

[4] At least 27 journalists were killed during the 2 year period, mostly by the Maoists and the state. As the culture of impunity continues to grow and flourish, even identified suspects have not been arrested or brought to justice. Maoists have recently promoted two of those “wanted” in connection with the murder of journalist Birendra Saha in Southern Nepal’s Bara district two years ago, and assigned them the responsibility of the party’s district secretariat. 12/16/2009. http://www.indianexpress.com/news/balkanisation-of-nepal/554687/

[5] http://www.thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=5+more+arrested+in+Tika+Bista+case&NewsID=213835

[6] Elections were held on April 10, 2008, but there were a number of attacks and killings of political rivals during the campaign. 5/23/2008. http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/HRW/a4452a3a132e6b7a13bc6a7c331604e4.htm