Practice Relating to Rule 139. Respect for International Humanitarian Law
Section B. Orders and instructions to ensure respect for international humanitarian law
Nepal’s IHL and IHRL Integration Order (2008) states:
The Nepalese Army has issued various human rights directives to its troops to abide by while conducting security operations in accordance to IHL and IHRL. At the same time it had issued a special human rights directive while conducting counter insurgency operations in the past. Added to that, human rights focused instructions have been included in various Operational Directives.
In 2007, in its comments to the conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture, Nepal stated:
Sustained efforts have been made to inculcate human rights values in the security personnel. They have been continuously sensitized to uphold the human rights and humanitarian law in the discharge of their duties. Clear directives have been issued to them to abide by the human rights obligations.