Nepal’s Constitution of 2015 with Amendments through 2016


Judicial Independence

 
Article 20. […] 9. Every person shall be entitled to a fair hearing from an impartial, independent and competent court or judicial authority. […]
 

Judicial Council or Parallel Institution

 
Article 129. Appointment and qualifications of Chief Justice and Justices of the Supreme Court 1. In addition to the Chief Justice of Nepal, there shall be maximum of 20 Justices in the Supreme Court. In case the number of the Justices is inadequate because of the increase of number of cases at the Supreme Court, a maximum of ten temporary Justices may be appointed for a certain period. 2. President shall appoint a Chief Justice on the recommendation of Constitutional Council and Justices of the Supreme Court on the recommendation of Judicial Council. […]. Article 137. 1. Formation of the Constitutional Bench 1. There shall be a Constitutional Bench in the Supreme Court. The Bench shall comprise of the Chief Justice and other four Justices appointed by the Chief Justice on the recommendation of Judicial Council.
 
Article 138. Annual report 1. Each year, the Supreme Court, Judicial Council and Judicial Service Commission shall present its annual report to the President, and the President through the Prime Minister shall submit such reports before the Federal Parliament. […].
 
Article 149. Appointment, qualifications and remuneration and other terms of service of the Judges of District Courts 1. The Chief Justice shall, on the recommendation of the Judicial Council appoint the Judges of the District Courts. […]
 

Attorney General’s Office

 
Article 157. 1. There shall be an Attorney General in Nepal. 2. The President, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, shall appoint Attorney General. The Attorney General shall hold office as required by the Prime Minister.

General Assembly

Report on Disciplinary Proceedings Against Judges, October 15, 2020

Human Rights Council

Report: Independence of Public Prosecutors, Corruption and Human Rights, July 13, 2020

General Assembly - October 16, 2019

Report on the UN Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary

Human Rights Council - June 24, 2019

Report on freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly of judges and prosecutors

General Assembly - October 25, 2018

Report on Bar Associations

Human Rights Council - June 22, 2018

Report on Judicial Councils

General Assembly -October 17, 2017

Report on Judicial Corruption and Organized Crime

Human Rights Council - June 12, 2017

Report on Judicial Corruption and Organized Crime