Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Enforce code of conduct effectively: Ex-CJ

As the judiciary is facing criticism for some court decisions, former Chief Justice Kedarnath Upadhaya has strongly urged the Judicial Council (JC) to strictly implement the code of conduct for judges.

Speaking at an interaction in the capital Monday, Upadhaya said that judges who breached the code of conduct should be punished.

"The code of conduct is useless unless we implement and monitor it well," Upadhaya added.
He also presented a paper on 'Code of Conduct for Judges' and urged all judges to follow it.

Member of the JC and senior Justice of the apex court, Min Bahadur Rayamajhi reiterated that the council would evaluate the code of conduct for its effective implementation.

Speaking at the same programme, Justices Anup Raj Sharma and Sharada Shrestha also underlined the need of effective implementation of the code of conduct.

"Judges should evaluate themselves against the code of conduct," Sharma added.

Other speakers of the programme also suggested effective implementation of the code and its re-evaluation as it was brought into effect some eight years ago.

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