‘There should be no 5-year statute of limitation on corruption cases’

Published On: May 10, 2023 03:18 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU May 10: Transparency International (TI) Nepal has drawn parliament’s attention regarding the amendment bill related to the corruption prevention and Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) that is currently under consideration in parliament..

TI Nepal mentioned that the general limitation period for prosecuting corruption cases, which is 5 years from the date of discovery, should be increased. There is apprehension raised over the possible increase of the limitation period as not only the big corruption cases that were put on hold due to political pressure but also the high-level, unprosecuted cases that have been public knowledge for years will never be put under investigation, instead becoming yet another way for corrupt people to gain immunity.  

TI Nepal has also drawn parliament’s attention to make provisions to exclude from the definition of ‘policy decision’ any decision made by any [government] entity or body that serves the vested interests of any individual or group. 


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