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Nepal Apex Court stands against extension of Constitution Draft deadlien

The Supreme Court’s refusal to register the review petition on its verdict on the Constituent Assembly’s term has courted controversy with major parties speaking for and against the SC’s decision. See major views at: http://www.nepalnews.com/home/index.php/voxpop/15938-the-supreme-courts-refusal-to-register-the-review-petition-on-its-verdict-on-the-constituent-assemblys-term-has-courted-controversy-with-major-parties-speaking-for-and-against-the-scs-decision.html

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Nepal Judiciary proposes Examination of Lawyers for Judges Positions

The Judicial Council (JC) on Monday endorsed a bill that will, if passed by the parliament, replace the existing Judicial Act-1991, making room for lawyers to be judges of District Courts. The bill will be sent to the Ministry of Law and Justice and finally to the parliament. Since the Interim Constitution has a provision of appointing lawyers as district judges, amendment to the Act was necessary, Minister for Law and Justice Brijesh Gupta, also a JC member, said emerging from Monday’s JC meeting. He informed that a 21-day public notice will be issued for those wishing to apply for district and appellate court judges. More at: http://www.ekantipur.com/2012/03/06/capital/jc-bill-to-augment–lawyers-career/350061.html

JC probes 70 judges for corruption ~ BIMAL GAUTAM @ myrepublica.com

  • JC uncovers investigation against appellate and district court judges
  • 60% district and 40% appellate court judges under scanner
  • 30% judges accused of bribery
  • We will make public names of judges found guilty: CJ Sharma

Chief Justice Sharma claimed that he “will not leave any stone unturned” to curb irregularities in the judiciary and to render the judiciary´s image “clean.”

http://myrepublica.com/portal/index.php?action=news_details&news_id=15381

सर्वोच्चका ७० प्रतिशत आदेशलाई सरकारबाटै बेवास्ता

काठमाडौं, २०६६ पुस १६ – सर्वोच्च अदालतले सार्वजनिक सरोकारका विषयमा विभिन्न समयमा दिएका ७० प्रतिशत भन्दा बढी आदेशलाई सरकारले बेवास्ता गरेको छ । आदेश कार्यान्वयन नहुँदा न्यायलयप्रति वेवास्ता हुने टिप्पणी कानुनविद्हरुले गरेका छन् । २०४७ सालको संविधान जारी भएयता एक सय १० आदेशहरुमध्ये ७९ वटा अझै कार्यान्वयन नभएको सर्वोच्चको तथ्यांक छ ।

सर्वोच्चको अनुगमन तथा निरीक्षण महाशाखाका अनुसार परमादेश र निर्देशनात्मक प्रकृतिका आदेशहरु कार्यान्वयन नभएका हुन् । प्रधानमन्त्री तथा मन्त्रिपरिषद कार्यालयलाई दिएको ४२ वटा निर्देशनात्मक मध्ये ३५ र २२ वटा परमादेश मध्ये १२ आदेश बेवास्ता गरिएको पाइएको छ । कानुन तथा न्याय मन्त्रालयले २९ निर्देशानात्मक मध्ये २२ वटा र २ परमादेश मध्ये २ वटै आदशेलाई वेवास्ता गरेको छ ।

त्यसैगरी गृहमन्त्रालयले १० निर्देशनात्मक मध्ये  ६  र ७ परमादेश मध्ये ४ आदेश कार्यान्वयन गर्न बाँकी छन् । महिला तथा बालबालिका मन्त्रालयले पनि  कार्यान्वयन गरेको छैन् । उद्योग तथा बाणिज्य मन्त्रालयले ४  निर्देशनात्मक आदेश मध्ये ४ वटै कार्यान्वयन गरेको छैन । यसैगरी श्रम तथा यातायात मन्त्रालयले ५ निर्देशात्मक आदेश मध्ये ५ वटै अहिलेसम्म कार्यान्वय नगरेको तथ्यांक छ ।

कानुन निर्माण, संसोधन, नीति तथा कार्यक्रमहरु निर्माण र  लागू गर्ने आदेशहरुमात्र कार्यान्वयन भएको पाइएको छ । ‘यो त सर्वोच्चको उपहास हो’, नेपाल बार एशोसिएसनका पूर्व अध्यक्ष शम्भु थापाले भने-‘सर्वोच्चले आदेश दिंदै जाने, कार्यान्वयन नहुने हो भने अदालतप्रति आस्था घट्नेछ ।’

चितवनको देवघाटक्षेत्रमा अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय चिकित्सा शास्त्र अध्ययन केन्द्र निर्माण गर्ने सर्वोच्चको आदेशलाई सरकारले अझै कार्यान्वयन गर्न सकेको  छैन् ।

तत्कालीन न्यायाधीशद्वय सुरेन्द्रप्रसाद सिंह र नरेन्द्रबहादुर न्यौपानेको संयुक्त इजलाशले पुरातात्विक तथा धार्मिक महत्वको विषयमा अतिक्रमण नगर्न भनि मन्त्रिपरिषदलाई २०५३ बैशाखमा निर्देशानात्मक आदेश जारी गरेको थियो ।

निवेदक योगी नरहरि नाथले २०५१ सालमा तत्कालीन प्रधानमन्त्री गिरिप्रसाद कोइराला र मन्त्रिपरिषद कार्यालयलाई विपक्षी बनाइ रिट दायर गरेका थिए ।

त्यसैगरी सार्वजनिक स्थलमा सुर्तीजन्य पदार्थको सेवन निषेध गर्न सरकारलाई दिएको आदेश पनि अहिलेसम्म कार्यान्वयन हुनसकेको छैन् ।

अधिवक्ता प्रकाशमणि शर्माले गृहमन्त्रालयलाई विपक्षी बनाई २०६२ मा रिट दायर गरेका थिए । तत्कालीन न्यायाधीश एवं हालका प्रधानन्यायाधीश अनुपराज शर्मा र न्यायाधीश राजेन्द्रप्रसाद कोइरालाको संयुक्त इजालाशले सूर्तिजन्य पदार्थ सार्वजनिकस्थलमा निषेध गर्न ०६३ मा आदेश जारी गरेको थियो ।

थापाले सार्वजनिक सरोकारका मुद्दामा सरकार आफै विपक्षी हुने भएकाले आदेश कार्यान्वयन गर्न गाह्रो भएको बताए । ‘अन्य मुद्दामा व्यक्तिगत सरोकारको विषय भएकाले निरन्तर ‘फ्लोअप’ हुन्छ’ उनले भने, ‘तर सार्वजनिक महत्वको मुद्दा न्यायालयले फैसला गर्छ ‘फ्लोअप’ हुँदैन त्यसकारण कार्यान्वयन हुन गाह्रो हुन्छ ।’

उनलले मुद्दासँग सम्बन्धित मन्त्रीलाई इजलासमा बोलाएर भए पनि सर्वोच्चले फैसला कार्यान्वयन गर्नु पर्ने बताए । ‘त्यसो गर्दा न्यायालयप्रति जनताको विश्वास बढ्छ’  उनले कान्तिपुरसित भने ।  त्यसका लागि सर्वोच्चले अनुगमन महाशाखा गठनका लागि पहल गर्नुपर्ने उनको भनाइ छ । संक्रमणकालीन अवस्थामा मुलुक रहेकाले न्यायालयले गरेको फैसला सरकारले कार्यान्वयन गर्न नसकेको उनको दाबी थियो । ‘कुनै पनि निकाय बलियो हुनका लागि मुलुकको राजनीतिमा स्थायीत्व हुनपर्छ’ उनले भने ।

सर्वोच्चका सह प्रवक्ता हेमन्त रावलले अनुगमन महाशाखाले अनुगमन तथा निरीक्षण गरिरहेको र प्रायजसो फैसला कार्यान्वयनको चरणमा रहेको हुनसक्ने  बताए । साधन स्रोतको अभावले पनि सरकारले फैसला कार्यान्वयन गर्न केही ढिलाई भएको उनले बताए । ‘सरकारका कतिपय विषयमा आफ्नै किसिमका बाध्यता हुन्छन्’ उनले भने ।

यसरी सर्वोच्चले गरेको फैसला सरकारले कार्यान्वयन नगर्दा न्यायालप्रति जनताको  विश्वास घट्ने उनले उल्लेख गरे । त्यसकारण जनसरोकारको  गाम्भीर्यता र अदालतको प्रतिष्ठालाई  ध्यानमा राखेर सरकारले फैसला कार्यान्वयन ढिलाई गर्नु नहुने उनको भनाइ थियो । ‘सरकारले यो वा त्यो बहानामा आदेशलाई टार्नु हुदैन’ उनले भने ।

http://www.ekantipur.com/np/news/news-detail.php?news_id=304445

The Himalayan Times : CJ vows to make JC transparent – Detail News : Nepal News Portal

The Himalayan Times : CJ vows to make JC transparent – Detail News : Nepal News Portal.

Newly appointed Chief Justice Anup Raj Sharma vowed to make the Judicial Council more effective and take stern action against corrupt judges if found guilty.

“I am hopeful that I would be able to make the Judicial Council (JC) more effective,” Sharma said while speaking in a programme organised by the Judicial Council to welcome him as the chairman of the organisation on Friday in the capital.

Sharma expressed his commitment to make the JC more transparent in his tenure. “The JC should be a transparent institution to gain the public trust,” Sharma opined.

Empowered District Courts’ to take up habeas corpus petitions

BIMAL GAUTAM

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: In a bid to decentralize power in the judiciary and enhance rural people´s access to justice, the Law and Justice Ministry has decided to empower all district courts to take up habeas corpus petitions.

“We have forwarded our decision to the cabinet for final approval two days ago, said Law and Justice Minister Prem Bahadur Singh, adding, “The decision aims to facilitate timely justice, especially for the people from the rural areas.” Currently, the Supreme Court (SC) and 16 Appellate Courts are authorized to take up habeas corpus writs.

People, especially from the rural areas, are compelled to travel long-distances to file habeas corpus petitions.

The Supreme Court, considering the gravity of habeas corpus, runs office even during Dashain and Tihar vacations. As per the constitution and existing laws, no one can be detained for more than 24 hours unless proven guilty. Police has to produce the detainees before the court within 24 hours of the arrest.

“People are compelled to bear unnecessary tension and spend huge amounts of money to seek justice,” said Minister Singh, adding, “People could get rid of such problems if the district courts are empowered to take up habeas corpus petitions.”

According to Law and Justice Secretary Madhav Paudel, empowering district courts to take up habeas corpus petitions would decentralize power in the judiciary.

“The decision will help enhance common people´s access to justice and pave way for timely and effective settlement of habeas corpus petitions in a cost effective way, Secretary Paudel said, adding, “Judicial power shouldn´t be confined within the apex court.”

President appoints Sharma as new CJ

President Ram Baran Yadav has appointed Anup Raj Sharma as the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Sunday morning.

President Yadav appointed Sharma as the new chief justice after the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee approved Sharma’s nomination on Thursday. Earlier, the Constitutional Council had forwarded Sharma’s name for the position of new CJ to PHSC on November 30.

Immediate past CJ Min Bahadur Rayamajhi retired on Saturday due to age bar. Newly appointed CJ Sharma will assume office from today after taking oath of office and secrecy from the President, this morning. nepalnews.com

CJ appointment system altered

Kantipur Report

KATHMANDU, Aug 25 – Judicial System Committee of the Constituent Assembly (CA) has proposed to appoint Chief Justice from other courts besides the Supreme Court as well.Voting concerning appointment of the Chief Justice held at the Committee office in Singhadurbar on Tuesday morning passed the same provision with majority.

The current provision calls for picking a new Chief Justice based on seniority after completing three years.

There were 17 votes in favour of appointing new Chief Justice from the Supreme Court and 21 votes in favour of appointing from the Supreme, Appellate and District Courts. Among 42 members, three were absent while one refrained from voting.

Posted on: 2009-08-25 06:27:38 (Server Time)

http://www.kantipuronline.com/kolnews.php?&nid=211391

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