Thursday, November 24, 2005

SC Orders Govt to Set Up Juvenile Court

Kathmandu, Nov 24-The Supreme Court today directed the government to set up a separate Juvenile Court in order to decide cases related to juveniles under the Child Rights Act, 1991.
A three-member full bench of justices Ram Nagina Singh, Anup Raj Sharma and Gauri Dhakal issued the ruling to the authorities the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Ministries of Women Children and Social Welfare and Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs to set up Juvenile Court.

The bench also ordered the authorities to inform the apex court immediately after the execution of today's ruling.“Clause 55 of the Chile Rights Act, 1991 states that the Juvenile Court be set up in order to hear the cases related to children," the bench said. The bench also ordered the Monitoring Unit of the apex court to scrutinize implementation of the verdict.

The SC was responding to a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by advocate Shantosh Kumar Mahato 10 months ago seeking the apex court ruling to the government to from Juvenile Court to decide the cases related to the juveniles.

Few days before Amnesty Internarional has report that The most fundamental rights of children are being violated routinely, and nowhere is this more apparent than in schools across the country.

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