Nepal’s Supreme Court issues show cause notice on the writ against REDD+ process

Community Empowerment and Social Justice (CEmSoJ) Foundation
Public Statement

23 September 2015

In its first hearing today on a writ petition demanding annulment of REDD+ process being implemented in Nepal for mitigation of climate change, the Supreme Court has issued a show cause notice to the concerned Government agencies. The petition claims that the process will negative affect the national authority over forests and rights of indigenous and forest-dependent communities.

CEmSoJ filed the writ petition against the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation and the Departments under it, among other Government agencies as defendants. The Foundation had demanded issuance of an interim order to halt implementation of REDD+ processes in Nepal until final decision was made on the case.

Next hearing on the case will be scheduled after written responses are received from the defendants. Advocates Chandra Kanta Gyawali, Prakash KC and Santosh Rana Magar deliberated in the court on behalf of the case in the hearing today.

For more information on the writ petition, click here.

For further inquiries,
Advocate Santosh Rana Magar, +977-9841527422, advocate.santoshrana@gmail.com, cemsoj@gmail.com

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