Practice Relating to Rule 124. ICRC Access to 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: “HMG [His Majesty’s Government] will continue to provide cooperation to the ICRC, including access to all places of detention.”
In 2007, in its comments to the conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture, Nepal wrote:
Recommendation, [paragraph] 24 … [in which the Committee against torture, having noted the difficult situation of armed conflict faced by Nepal, expressed concern inter alia about deaths in custody and disappearances]
21. … the representatives of the International Committee of Red Cross are allowed unhindered access to visit the prisons and places of detention.
36. The historic Comprehensive [Peace] Agreement [CPA] signed between the Government of Nepal Communist Party (Maoist) on 21 November 2006 has effectively ended the ten year long conflict. This has resulted in the fundamental improvement in the overall human rights situation in Nepal.