Practice Relating to Rule 118. Provision of Basic Necessities 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, the right to legal counsel, the right to seek legal remedies, the right to be free from mental and physical abuse, and the rights to adequate food and information 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:
Any detainee shall be held in an officially recognized place of detention. Detained persons shall be kept in humane conditions and provided with adequate food, drinking water, appropriate shelter, clothing, health and sanitation facilities and security.