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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Supreme Court of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

Nepal [np]

Harsh Mahaseth

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 April 2021

Subject(s):
Powers and jurisdiction of constitutional courts/supreme courts — Comparative constitutional law

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
Managing Editor: Ana Harvey

1 The Supreme Court of Nepal is the highest Court in Nepal; it acts as the guardian of the Constitution of Nepal: 20 September 2015 (Nepal) (‘Constitution’) and is responsible for the protection of human rights. It has appellate jurisdiction over seven High Courts and extraordinary jurisdiction. Presently, there are a total of seven High Courts along with nine permanent Benches and two temporary Benches of the High Court, and a total of 75 District Courts. 2 The Supreme Court of Nepal was formed in 2013 Bikram Sambat (Bikram Sambat is the official Calendar of...
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