BIKRAM TIMILSINA |
Nepal’s Supreme Court is in crisis due to unprecedented protests from its justices and lawyers. Despite over a month of protests demanding the resignation of Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana, Rana has refused to step down. But nor have the political parties filed a motion of impeachment against him.
This is not the first time that Nepal’s Supreme Court has confronted a crisis. In May 2017, Nepal’s first female Chief Justice, Sushila Karki, was suspended after two main political parties filed an impeachment motion. The key reasons behind Karki’s suspension were her strong stance against corruption, Supreme Court rulings against the government’s appointment of a police chief and decision to provide amnesty to the Maoist leader Balkrishna Dhungel.
Please click here to read the full “Nepal’s eroding judicial independence leaves Supreme Court in limbo” article published at The Frontier Post, written by Griffith Asia Institute PhD candidate, Bikram Timilsina.