Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Help improve judicial system : CJ
Chief Justice Kedar Prasad Giri on Monday sought the help of lawyers for improving the country's justice system.
"We know that the justice system is expensive and slow, so why is there no action to address it," the Chief Justice asked, " Bar and bench should work together in this regard."
Speaking at a program organized by Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) to honor him, Giri further asked lawyers for their help to make the justice system speedy and inexpensive.
"The Bar has an important role to play for independence of the judiciary," he said, "I will hold discussion with the Bar while appointing judges and awarding senior advocate titles to lawyers."
On the occasion, former Nepal Bar Association
(NBA) President Shambhu Thapa urged the newly-appointed Chief Justice to act boldly. "I also asked you to settle the charges against you," Thapa said.
Expressing his concern over what he called breach of constitution by seven parties in their activities, SCBA President Prakash Raut cautioned the Chief Justice that cases relating to violations may come to the court. "You (the Chief Justice) will be tested at that time. You should play an unprecedented role then," Raut said.
Similarly, NBA General Secretary Ram Kumar Shrestha expressed NBA's concern over growing security threat to lawyers in recent days. "There is no situation for lawyers to carry out their profession fearlessly. Lawyers have been threatened at their homes in recent days," Shrestha said.

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