This submission, authored by REDRESS, Advocacy Forum-Nepal and the Association for the Prevention of Torture, was made in relation to the pre-sessional meeting of the country taskforce on Nepal during the 108th session of the Human Rights Committee that took place from 8 to 26 July 2013. This submission sets out the organisations’ main concerns in relation to Nepal’s implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), including the widespread impunity for past and ongoing human rights violations.