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Interaction Workshop with Judiciary

Venue : Kathmandu
Time : 15 May 2009

Remarks :

SIRF along Nepal Law society jointly organized a half day workshop on 15th May 2009 on “Independence of Judiciary: Social Inclusion Perspective”. The participant of the program were: Judges of Supreme Court and Patan Appellate Court; Judges of District Courts (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur); Senior Advocates, Advocates/ Bar Leaders; Professors and Political Scientists; Government officials from Ministry of Law, Justice and CA Affaires, Nepal Law Commission and Attorney General Office; Nepal Law Society's senior members; Media; and Political leader


Mr. Daman Nath Dhungana, Senior Advocate and Former Speaker, chaired the program and Rt. Hon'ble Min Bahadur Rayamajhee, Chief Justice of Supreme Court was the chief guest. The program started with welcome remark by Ms. Puspa Bhusal, Joint Secretary of Nepal Law Society. Mr. Komal Prakash Ghimire, Executive Member of Nepal Law Society highlighted on the objectives of the program in which he opined three objectives of program as: i) Review and analysis of present judicial environment; ii)Identify basic feature of the Independence of Judiciary; and iii) Search scope of social inclusion in the judiciary.  Mohan Das Manandhar, Senior Adviser of SIRF gave brief introduction of SIRF which is followed by concept presentation.


Mr. Purna Man Shakya, Constitution Expert presented Paper “Basic Features of the Independence of Judiciary and Issues of Social Inclusion”


Mr. Badri Bahadur Karki, Senior Advocate of Supreme Court presented paper on “Role of the legal professionals and political parties for safeguarding Independence of Judiciary”


The comment of commentator followed the presentation session. The chief commentator of the program were: 1)Dr. Surya Dhungel, Constitution Expert, ii) Agni Kherel, CA Member, and iii) Justice Kalyan Shrestha, Supreme Court. Afterward, the floor was open for discussion in which participant discussed on the social inclusive prospect of Judiciary.


After floor discussion, Rt. Hon'ble Min Bahadur Rayamajhee gave his remark in which he opined “Inclusion would be a best method to bring backward and marginalized group in the mainstream of the state by setting justifiable distribution of resources and opportunity……Where there is caste and cultural diversity, low educational and technical knowledge in marginalized community in Nepal, inclusion in itself may be complex. I think, inclusion having objective for social justice, should be implemented properly”


Afterward, Mr. Daman Nath Dhungana presented his remark and program ended with Thank remark by Anil Kumar Sinha, Secretary General Nepal Law Society.

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