Kathmandu, Sept 29-The delegation of the International Commission of Jurists today held discussions with the Attorney General Pawan Kumar Ojha and the officials of the Nepal Bar Association about the human rights situation in the country.
The ICJ delegates raised the issue of re-arrests even after the release orders of the courts and disobeying the apex court orders and overall human rights situation in the country.
According to an official at the Office of the Attorney General, Ojha has assured the ICJ team of taking measures to control re-arrests. ICJ’s general secretary Nicholas Howen and programme officer Susan Appleyard have arrived in Kathmandu today for a four-day mission to assess the human rights situation in the country.
During the meeting with the officials of the Nepal Bar Association, the ICJ team urged the bar body to strongly oppose the violation of human rights and take strong moves to maintain the rule of law in the country. The NBA president Shambhu Thapa, general secretary Madhav Banskota and treasurer Bijaya Kanta Mainali participated in the meeting.
According to acting registrar at SC, Dr Ram Krishna Timalsena, the ICJ team is scheduled to meet the Chief Justice Dilip Kumar Paudel tomorrow.