Practice Relating to Rule 126. Visits to Persons Deprived of Their Liberty
In its order in the Forced Disappearances case in 2007, the Supreme Court of Nepal stated:
When individuals are taken into custody for the purpose of criminal investigations, there is a potential for violations of their rights; as such, agencies in charge of detention must be conscious to uphold the rights of such individuals. The right to meet with family members … must be respected.
In 2004, in a declaration of commitment on the implementation of human rights and international humanitarian law, the Prime Minister of Nepal stated: “The detainee shall be allowed to speak with the family, legal practitioner and any other person within prescribed legal provisions.”