Practice Relating to Rule 123. Recording and Notification of Personal Details of Persons Deprived of Their Liberty
In 2004, in a declaration of commitment on the implementation of human rights and international humanitarian law, the Prime Minister of Nepal stated:
Information about the whereabouts of the detainee and his/her transfer shall be made available to the members of his/her family, legal practitioner and the person eligible to receive such information. Every place of detention will maintain a register containing the name of every person detained and the dates of entry, discharge or transfer.
In 2007, in its comments to the conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture, Nepal wrote:
Interrogation and detention
13. At present there is not a single individual detained in the Army barracks. The incidence in the past should have to be viewed in the context of armed conflict in the country prevailed at th[e] time. Now this has been effectively ended. As far as the question of absence of systematic recording of the detainees is concerned, the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Minister has arranged to maintain systematic [records] of the people under preventive detention. The process is already in place.