Saturday, July 07, 2007

House panel approves judges’ nominations
The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee on Friday unanimously approved the nominations of four ad hoc judges of the Supreme Court to permanent status.
The committee gave its approval to the nominations of four judges- Damodar Prasad Sharma, Ram Kumar Prasad Shah, Gauri Dhakal and Kalyan Shrestha – after a hearing today.
The judges, who have been recommended by the Judicial Council for permanent status, were questioned separately by the House panel regarding the complaints about their integrity and other professional issues.
The committee, which had registered altogether 14 complaints, said there were no serious charges against any of the nominee.
This was the first hearing of his kind in the history of Nepal’s judiciary.
The second amendment in the Interim Constitution last month made it mandatory for judge-nominees to go through parliamentary hearing.

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