Friday, July 1, 2011

Nepal Supreme Court Orders Reform of Military Justice

Myrepublica.com reports that in Bhuwan Prasad Niraula & Ors v. Constituent Assembly, Legislative Parliament & Ors, the Supreme Court of Nepal ordered the government to reform Nepal's entire military justice system. The court held that Nepal's military justice system is not in line with an independent judiciary or with international practices in military justice. The Court ordered “the government to form a special taskforce to review the military justice system.”  Eugene R. Fidell and NIMJ, joined with the International Commission of Jurists in filing an amicus brief.