National conference of government attorneys begins

Kathmandu, December 23

The second national conference of government attorneys commenced here today.

Addressing the inaugural session of the conference, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said the conference would help the government attorneys develop their common concepts on legal issues, particularly in light of the enforcement of the new penal code.

PM Oli said the government attorneys needed to file watertight cases on the basis of scientific evidences and objectivity without being influenced by politicians.

President Bidhya Devi Bhandari said government attorneys needed to prepare watertight cases on the basis of scientific evidence. She said the government attorneys should play an important role in ensuring justice for the victims by helping the court effectively implement the new criminal code.

Chief Justice Om Prakash Mishra said the government needed to do more to enhance the efficiency and capacity of government attorneys.

Attorney General Agni Prasad Kharel said the conference would provide the government attorneys a good platform to develop their common concepts on various legal issues and issues of new penal code that came into force on August 17.

Participants will discuss 25 working papers that will be presented during the three-day conference.

The conference is also expected to review the second five-year plan launched by the OAG, identify new areas of reforms, and prepare strategies to effectively defend government cases.

A total of 369 government attorneys and 80 observers including seven advocate generals   are taking part in the three- day conference.  A declaration will be adopted at the end of the conference.