National security laws and human rights implications in Nepal

Security practices and legislation, including related provisions of the Interim Constitution, criminal law and procedures, are outdated and contradict many international human rights standards to which Nepal is a party.

The legislative deficiencies, weakness of law enforcement agencies and delays in security sector reforms, have prevented the establishment of credible justice and security sector institutions in Nepal. These weaknesses continue to perpetuate a climate of impunity, deepen the security vacuum, and debilitate the rule of law. The ICJ report discusses the security sector reforms, in conformity with international human rights treaties to which Nepal is a party, necessary to a sustainable peace process and strengthening the rule of law

Nepal-National Security Laws Report-Thematic Report-2009 (full text, PDF)

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