ICJ call to implement SC verdict

Kathmandu, June 18:

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) today called upon the government to implement the Supreme Court order on disappearance cases.

In a statement, the ICJ urged the government to implement the verdict and to punish the culprits. “The Nepal government should quickly implement the recent Supreme Court order to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate the thousands of enforced disappearances,” the press release stated.

“Through this decision, Nepal’s Supreme Court has demonstrated the important role any judiciary can play in upholding respect for the rule of law and international human rights principles, even in a country just emerging from conflict,” said Wilder Tayler, Deputy Secretary General of the ICJ. “This decision should be a source of inspiration to other judiciaries in the world,” it said.