Nepal | January 24, 2019

Sushila Karki recommended for Chief Justice

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Supreme Court of Nepal and Justice Sushila Karki

Supreme Court of Nepal and Justice Sushila Karki (inset). Photo: THT/SC

KATHMANDU: The Constitutional Council on Sunday recommended the most senior Supreme Court Justice Sushila Karki for the position of new Chief Justice.

Karki will be the first woman to lead Nepal’s judiciary.

The recommendation is subject to the endorsement from the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee and the appointment from the President.

Incumbent Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha is retiring later this week.

Born on June 7, 1952, Karki was appointed the Ad-Hoc Justice at the Supreme Court on January 22, 2009. She was promoted to the Permanent Justice on  November 18. 2010.

Karki had began legal practice in March 1979.

She will head the judiciary till June 6, 2017.

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