KATHMANDU, August 11: The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has said that the legislation introduced by the government last month could serve to further impunity for serious crimes in Nepal by giving the government the authority to withdraw criminal cases.

Issuing a joint press statement on Friday, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International (AI) said that the independence and integrity of the judiciary in Nepal is being jeopardized by the crisis at its Supreme Court. In an unprecedented move, 18 out of 19 justices have refused to sit on Supreme Court benches unless Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana steps down.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: The Nepal government should act without delay to carry out the National Human Rights Commission’s recommendations, particularly those concerning Nepal’s obligation to investigate and, where justified by the evidence, prosecute those accused of serious abuses, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), the two leading international human rights bodies, said on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has urged Nepal to undertake substantial reforms in order to ensure that wide-ranging constitutional and political restructuring of recent years will allow the country to deliver on human rights accountability and access to justice for all Nepalis.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Four international human rights organizations International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and TRIAL International on Saturday expressed their serious concerns over the recent steps taken by the government claiming them to be a serious setback on Nepal’s transitional justice process.

WASHINGTON, Oct 5: The Trump administration pulled out of two international agreements after Iran and the Palestinians complained to the International Court of Justice about US policies, the latest withdrawal by Washington from multilateral accords.

KATHMANDU, August 30: South Asian states can only address the tens of thousands of cases of enforced disappearances by recognizing enforced disappearance as a serious crime in domestic law, said the ICJ .

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has said that Nepal’s transitional justice mechanisms must undergo serious reform in line with international human rights standards and the directives of Nepal’s Supreme Court in order to provide justice for victims of conflict-era human rights violations and abuses.

KATHMANDU, May 3: International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), an international human rights non-governmental organization, has urged the Nepal Parliament to immediately reject the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki terming it 'unprecedented'.

KATHMANDU, May 2:The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has said that the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki threatens the independence of judiciary and rule of law in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, March 29: International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) urged Nepal to revise the draft Criminal Code Bill in line with international human rights standards in order to ensure justice for victims of serious human rights violations.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: While criticizing the government for its failure to grant real powers to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Commission for Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP), various human rights organizations have said the extension of the terms of the transitional justice mechanisms without amending the TRC and CIEDP Act will be meaningless.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Ten years after the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) ended Nepal’s bloody civil war, Nepali authorities must renew their commitment to ensure truth, justice and reparation for victims of the conflict who are still waiting for redress, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said on Saturday.