Nepal : ICJ begins high-level mission to assess the rule of law

The ICJ today began a four-day high-level mission to Nepal to assess the continuing human rights crisis in the country.

The mission will focus on respect for the rule of law, especially the role of the judiciary in defending human rights, respect for decisions of the judiciary and restrictions on human rights defenders, particularly human rights lawyers.

While in Nepal, the mission team will meet with senior government officials, the National Human Rights Commission, the Chief Justice and other members of the judiciary, senior members of the legal profession and human rights defenders. The mission is led by ICJ Secretary-General, Nicholas Howen and will be available to speak to the media at the conclusion of the mission on the 30th September and 1st October.

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