Nepal's supreme court yet to hear case on appointments to constitutional bodies

By Prithvi Man Shrestha, 15 March 2021
Flag of Nepal (photo credit: pixabay)
Flag of Nepal (photo credit: pixabay)
The Supreme Court is yet to initiate hearing on the writ petition against the controversial appointments to constitutional bodies around three months since the candidates were recommended, raising questions about the intention of the court, petitioners and legal experts have said. On December 15 last year, a meeting of the Constitutional Council, based on a controversial ordinance, recommended dozens of names for appointment to 11 constitutional bodies including the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority and the Election Commission. [ . . . ] Chief Justice Rana on February 3 administered the oath of office to 32 individuals who were appointed even without parliamentary hearing, a statutory requirement for appointments to constitutional bodies.
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