Kathmandu, Sept 30- The delegation of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) this afternoon met with Chief Justice Dilip Kumar Paudel and Minister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Niranjan Kumar Thapa, and raised concern over re-arrests of people even after the release orders of the courts and the independence of the judiciary in Nepal.
During the meeting, the delegation urged the apex court to take strong steps to stop re-arresting of people even after release orders from the apex court through habeas corpus petitions. ICJ general secretary Nicholas Howen and programme officer Susan Appleyard held discussions with the CJ for about half an hour.
“The Chief Justice told the delegation that the apex court would take further steps to maintain the independence of the judiciary,” acting registrar of the apex court Dr Ram Krishna Timalsena said. Dr Timalsena was also present in the meeting. According to him, the ICJ delegates raised concern over re-arrests of people even after release orders from the apex court.
The ICJ team also met with Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Nirajan Kumar Thapa, and raised issues regarding the rule of law and implementation of judiciary’s orders.
A delegation of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) yesterday held discussions with the Attorney General, Pawan Kumar Ojha, and officials of the Nepal Bar Association on the human rights situation in the country. The team seriously raised the issue of persons being re-arrested even after the courts’ release orders.