KATHMANDU: National Human Rights Commission ( NHRC) Chair Anupraj Sharma has stressed that legal practitioners should take the issues of human rights related to their sector seriously as every human rights issue has its linkage with the entire human rights.
In his address to a programme organised on the occasion of the seventh anniversary of National College of Law today, the former Chief Justice said the business community lately had started dialogues in order to link their business with the human rights issues and the government started determining level of corruption by comparing with the status of human rights. Nepal has accepted the United Nations (UN) sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the achievement of these goals is connected to the human rights, according to him.
On the occasion, Supreme Court judge Sapana Pradhan Malla said both law and culture were changeable, and discriminatory laws remained as a hurdle to building a better society; that’s why courts and legal experts in Nepal were cooperating to change such laws. “The change in society is possible by amending laws,” she said, urging the law graduates and students not to remain silent in regard with the issues of women rights and to voice the issues of women and take the leadership of women’s rights movement. Stating that currently girls make up some 60-70 percent of the total number of law students, and no situation should exist there to question the competency of girls and women. She was of the view that girl law students should have a dream about taking a leading role for a complete trustworthy, accessible, implementable and accountable judiciary and should act accordingly.
Former chief justice Ram Kumar Prasad Shah described the current era as the ‘period of specialization’ and for that discipline, honesty, dedication and hard work were needed.
SC former judge and former attorney general Pawan Kumar Ojha underlined the need for professional and para-legal training in the area of law in Nepal.
Nepal Bar Association president Chandeshwor Shrestha recalled the moment when the National Planning Commission, was not in the position of collecting statistics about legal force in the country. He sought quality education and training to the students of law.
SC chief registrar Nrip Dhwoj Nirauala shared that a study in the past showed that Public Service Commission’s preliminary exam curriculum were not friendly to law graduates, but the PSC had already addressed this issue.
Tribhuvan University, Dean of Faculty of Law, Dr Bijay Sijapati pledged to work for creating an atmosphere for the implementation of higher-level law programmes in eastern and western Nepal. Former Dean Dr Ambar Prasad Panta informed the programme that there are 24 National Law Universities in India and there should be efforts to establish the University of Law in Nepal, too.
Chairperson of the National Law College Dr Surya Prasad Dhungel viewed that only an honest advocate would understand judges and the society and could bring changes. Likewise, Prof Prakash KC of Kathmandu School of Law stressed the need for higher education of law at every state level.
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