National Convention of the Judicial Committees of March 29 and 30

KATHMANDU, March 3: The national convention of the Judiciary Committee will be held in Kathmandu on March 29-30 this year.

The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has invited Judicial Committee representatives from all 753 local units across the country to the convention.

KMC Deputy Mayor and KMC Judicial Committee Coordinator Sunita Dangol reported that the convention will serve as a platform for representatives to share their experiences in delivering justice at the local level.

A Main Organizing Committee of the Judiciary Committee has been organized under the convocation of Vice Mayor Dangol to prepare the national convention.

Participants will deliberate on the concept of the Judicial Committee, the legal provisions in the Judicial Committee, the jurisdiction of the Judicial Committee in the delivery of justice and its practices, among others.

The convention will also incorporate discussions of the reconciliation process into local dispute resolution offerings and how to promote the practice of local dispute resolution at the local level.

The constitutional provision establishes that each Judicial Committee will have a Judicial Committee of three members at each local level coordinated by the vice presidents in the rural municipalities and the vice mayors in the municipalities.

The Committee has been the enshrined authority to reconcile or resolve disputes related to issues such as borders/land boundaries, financial transactions, and internal disputes, among others.

Participants will share their experiences of good practices exercised by said committees in the last 10 months and challenges facing the administration of justice, among others.

More than 1,000 participants are expected to participate in the convention that will elect the officers of the national network. The convention will conclude with the issuance of a Dispute Resolution Statement-2079 BS.

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