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Nepal: State of emergency justified as fight against terrorism

Following King Gyanendra’s proclamation of the state of emergency and dissolution of parliament on 1 February justified to fight against terrorism in the country, the human rights situation continued to gravely deteriorate. In a report released in March, the ICJ urged for the return to the rule of law and recommended that counter-terrorism legislation (TADO) be brought into conformity with international standards. On 30 April, the King lifted the state of emergency.

King’s Speech ICJ Report