KATHMANDU, Oct 16: The Judicial Council (JC) led by Chief Justice Om Prakash Misha is making preparations for the appointment of judges at the Supreme Court (SC) and high courts immediately after the Dashain festival.
KATHMANDU, Sept 27: In a significant blow to the government, the Supreme Court on Wednesday issued the full text of a verdict ordering the government to acquire private land for public purpose only after paying adequate compensation to the land owners.
KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Issuing a final judgment in a nine-year-old case concerning medical negligence on Wednesday, the Supreme Court has stressed the need to find criminal liability if serious medical negligence during the treatment of a patient is proved.
KATHMANDU, Aug 9: The country is going to adopt new legal codes – Muluki Civil Code, 2017 and Muluki Criminal Code, 2017 – from August 17, replacing the century-old civil code which is popularly known as Muluki Ain. The legal fraternity is eagerly looking to the enforcement of the new laws.
KATHMANDU, July 31: Serious suspicions of a threat to the independence of the judiciary have surfaced as the Parliamentary Hearings Committee (PHSC) has been repeatedly delaying a decision on whether or not to endorse the nomination of Deepak Raj Joshee as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
KATHMANDU, July 20: Doubts have surfaced regarding the enforcement of civil and criminal codes from August 17. The civil and criminal codes, which were enacted after a long preparation, are unlikely to be enforced due to the lack of required rules, directives as well as insufficient preparation by the implementing agencies.
KATHMANDU, July 15: A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court on Sunday challenging a provision of the House of Representatives Act, 2018 that prohibits suspending lawmakers even after facing charges on criminal offenses.
KATHMANDU, May 2: More than a month and a half has already passed since then chief justice Gopal Parajuli was ousted from his post. But the appointment of a new chief justice looks uncertain still as the government does not seem to consider this a priority.
KATHMANDU, March 26: Endorsing a 28-point declaration and calling for curtailing the powers of the chief justice (CJ) to control corruption in the judiciary, the 14th National Conference of Lawyers concluded in Nepalgunj on Sunday.
KATHMANDU, March 16: Gopal Parajuli tendered his resignation as chief justice as per Article 131 (A) of the Constitution after meeting President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Thursday afternoon, according to a press release from the Office of the President.