In that connection and consistent with its obligations under article 2 (2) of the Covenant, the State party should:
(a) abolish the 35-day statute of limitation for filing complaints of rape;
b) remove obstacles that hinder the filing of complaints and effective access to justice for victims of rape, including by ensuring the confidentiality and protection of victims during the filing of a complaint, the investigation and the proceedings, increasing the number of female police officers and prosecutors, establishing policies for the confidential storage of medical records of victims of sexual violence in hospitals, and providing interim relief to victims of sexual violence that occurred during the conflict;
(c) criminalize torture and remove legal provisions allowing for impunity for this crime;
(d) facilitate a national dialogue on sexual violence against women to increase the visibility of the issue and the status of victims in Nepalese society; and
(e) provide training and conduct awareness-raising campaigns on violence against women and provide adequate protection to victims.
Rules of Procedure of the Human Rights Committee
Rules of Procedure of the Human Rights Committee CCPR/C/3/Rev.10