Related Rule
Nepal
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. 
Nepal, Declaration of commitment on the implementation of human rights and international humanitarian law, 26 March 2004, § 5.