Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Section E. Necessary rights and means of defence
In 2004, in a declaration of commitment on the implementation of human rights and international humanitarian law, the Prime Minister of Nepal stated:
Right to unhindered legal defence shall be honoured and protected … The accused shall have the right to present himself/herself during the hearing of the case. He/she shall have the right to defend by himself/herself or by the legal practitioner of his or her own choosing. He/she shall have the right to seek counsel from such practitioner openly and secretly.