A group of federal judges isn’t sure all that glitters is gold, and they don’t seem to be buying that a new trial is necessary for the copyright fight over the Led Zeppelin song, “Stairway to Heaven.”

How many judges Nepal needs?

August 12, 2019 01:00 am

The government is planning to double existing number of judges in Nepal’s courts by amending the constitution. Does it have to? How many judges does the country need at the moment?

Committee formed to probe judges

July 29, 2019 19:45 pm

KATHMANDU, July 29: The meeting of the Judicial Council today formed two committees to probe the performance of four judges of the high court and district court.

KATHMANDU, May 30: The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed a writ petition which was registered challenging last month's appointments of a few high court judges.

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KATHMANDU, April 4: Is the independence of the judiciary in Nepal in danger? It is the question many are asking as the recent nominations for vacant judge positions at the Supreme Court and high courts have courted controversy with a section of senior advocates opposing the proposed names citing favoritism and nepotism in the selection process.

KATHMANDU, April 3: The Judicial Council on Tuesday recommended five names for appointment as justices at the Supreme Court.

JC forms panel to investigate judges

February 1, 2019 06:44 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 1:  In an initiative to bring reforms in the judiciary, the Judicial Council (JC) has formed an inquiry panel to investigate complaints filed against district judges.

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.

RAJBIRAJ, July 2: Lawyers in Janakpur have boycotted the bench for the fifth consecutive day accusing High Court judges of involving in bribery while dealing with the cases. Except writ petitions, the advocates did not participate in any of the hearings.

WASHINGTON, June 25: President Donald Trump said on Sunday that people who enter the United States illegally should be sent back immediately to where they came from without any judicial process, likening them to invaders who are trying to “break into” the country.

KATHMANDU, June 22: Stating that the workload in courts is increasing every year, Patan High Court Chief Judge Prakash Kumar Dhungana said on Friday that the courts do not have enough human resource, including judges to deal with the increasing workload.

KATHMANDU, June 22: Stating that the workload in courts is increasing every year, Patan High Court Chief Judge Prakash Kumar Dhungana said on Friday that the courts do not have enough human resource, including judges to deal with the increasing workload.

KATHMANDU, June 11: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Sher Bahadur Tamang who is also an ex-officio member of the Judicial Council (JC) said on Sunday that the government wants to slash the number of positions of judges.

KATHMANDU, April 10: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Sher Bahadur Tamang said on Monday that the Judicial Council (JC) will be activated soon  for scrutinizing the property details of judges.

KATHMANDU, April 6:  At a time when the demand for making public the property details of judges is gaining momentum, Acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshee said on Friday that the judges are not bound to do so as per the existing laws of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, April 5: The cabinet meeting on Tuesday cancelled a foreign visit by two judges on the ground that the trip was not necessary.

KATHMANDU, April 4: The cabinet meeting on Tuesday canceled a foreign visit by two judges on the ground that the trip was not necessary.

KATHMANDU, March 20: Newly appointed Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Sher Bahadur Tamang on Monday demanded that the property details of judges should be made public.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: A group of lawyers staged a sit-in on Wednesday demanding the resignation of Chief Justice and Chairman of Judicial Council (JC) Gopal Parajuli.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli today administered the oath of office and secrecy to the four newly-appointed chief judges of the High Court amid a program on the premises of the Supreme Court (SC).

NEW DELHI, Jan 12: Four sitting judges of the Supreme Court of India on Friday said the administration of the highest court was not in order, warning that democracy would not survive in the country unless the institution was preserved.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli on Sunday told women lawyers to file writ petition at the Supreme Court if they think the recent appointment of chief judges for high courts violates the constitutional provision for giving due quota to women.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: The Judicial Council (JC) headed by Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli on Thursday has recommended four individuals for appointment as High Court judges.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: The Judicial Council (JC) headed by Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli on Thursday discussed the issue of appointment of four chief judges and judges at the high courts (HC) but failed to take any decision on the matter.

JC to award judges for best performance

December 18, 2017 04:45 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: The Judicial Council (JC) is all set to award four judges for best performance on the occasion of Judicial Council Day on Monday. The four jusges include two high court judges and two district court judges.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: In a significant move, the Judicial Council (JC) which is the authorized body to appoint judges is making final preparations to appoint district judges through open competition.

MADRID, Dec 4: A Spanish judge on Monday ordered that four prominent members of the Catalan independence movement should remain in custody, including the no. 2 of the ousted regional government, who will campaign in a polarized regional election from a jail near Madrid.

The judiciary continues to be a male bastion with women comprising less than 28% of the current strength of 17,160 judges across all courts in the country. In the Supreme Court, there is just one among 25 judges is a woman.

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: In response to a writ petition filed seeking the registration of a writ against the appointments of 11 judges at Supreme Court (SC), the SC on Sunday decided not to accept such writ again.

KATHMANDU, October 12: The hearing on appointment of 80 judges of High Court who were appointed nine months ago has been deferred.

Fate of 80 high court judges uncertain

October 12, 2017 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: The Supreme Court on Thursday is set to decide the fate of 80 high court judges who were appointed nine months ago.

Judging the judges

April 17, 2017 00:15 am

Political affiliation is still a major criterion for judge appointments and it badly affects justice delivery

KATHMANDU, March 29: The Supreme Court has sought file relating to appointments of judges at the High-Court.

KATHMANDU, March 24: The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered Chief Justice Sushila Karki to designate judges for the Constitutional Bench in the apex court.

KATHMANDU, March 23: Supreme Court (SC) of Nepal has issued a mandamus to Chief Justice (CJ) Sushila Karki to designate judges for the Constitutional Bench.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Justice Department said Friday that it will temporarily transfer immigration judges to six detention centers mostly near the border with Mexico in an effort to put President Donald Trump's immigration directives into effect.

An Indian court has ordered filmmakers to cut four scenes from a forthcoming Bollywood movie after ruling that they show lawyers in a bad light, media reports said Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Right after the government attorneys withdrew their protest programs, Nepal Bar Association, the umbrella organization of lawyers across the country, has announced protests from Monday against the Judicial Council's recommendation for the appointment of 80 High Court judges.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: The Supreme Court has ordered the court administration not to register any petition or case against any judge at individual level for their verdicts or judicial orders in future.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Key actors of the judiciary are at loggerheads and the dispute between them has gotten ugly following the appointment of 80 High Court judges last week.

High Court judges sworn in

January 18, 2017 17:25 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Newly appointed judges of the High Courts, today have taken oath of office and secrecy amid a function here in the Supreme Court.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: The Judicial Council on Thursday midnight appointed 80 judges for seven high courts and their extended benches but the decision drew controversy as one of the council members boycotted the meeting and another was absent.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: As many as 80 judges have been appointed at the High Courts. A meeting of the Judicial Council held Thursday night made appointment of 80 judges at the High Courts.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Judicial Council meeting held till late Thursday night has taken a decision to send a recommendation of 80 judges for high courts.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: The Judicial Council (JC) is preparing to appoint 80 Judges at High Courts on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: The Judicial Council (JC) on Tuesday recommended two Chief Judges— Purusottam Bhandari and Tej Bahadur KC—for their appointments as Justices at the Supreme Court (SC).

CHITWAN, Dec 13: Chief Justice Sushila Karki has directed the judges to provide the justice being clever to maintain the basic principle of law 'Crucial to the Right to a Fair Trial'. Impartial and independent courts are at the heart of the Right to a fair Trial.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: The Judicial Council has designated chief judges at the newly-formed five high courts and judges at all the seven high courts.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: The Judicial Council has designated chief judges at the newly-formed five high courts and judges at all the seven high courts.