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Short Update: Litigation helps to protect vulnerable groups in Nepal during COVID-19 pandemic

FairTrialsAdmin - May 15, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Extended police powers, Extended pre-trial detention, Delayed or accelerated proceedings, Prisoner releases

The International Legal Foundation has reported that it had worked successfully with civil society organisations to challenged the suspension of remand hearings in Nepal to prevent unlawful pre-trial detention. They also successfully obtained a ruling from the Supreme Court recognising that children serving prison sentences had the right to request to serve the remainder of their sentences at home, and complaints made to the Court regarding police brutality resulted in the establishment of a police watchdog.  

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