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Press Release

January 31, 2018

JICA provides mediation centres for District Courts to promote court- related mediation

Chief Representative of JICA Nepal Office, Mr. Jun Sakuma and Mr. Mahanedra Nath Updhayaya, Registrar, Supreme Court of Nepal signed the Minutes of Understanding on handing over of buildings of newly constructed Mediation Centres and renovated facilities amidst a function in the Supreme Court of Nepal today.

JICA is providing the technical cooperation project named "the Project for strengthening the capacity of Court for Expeditious and Reliable Dispute Settlement (SCC Project)" to the Supreme Court of Nepal starting from September 2013 until March 2018. It took the objective of improving the court's functions for promoting expeditious and reliable dispute settlement. One of the outputs of the project is to promote court-related mediation.

In order to accomplish the objectives, the buildings and facilities were constructed under the SCC Project and the locations were selected in the Model District Courts of the project namely in Kavre, Dang and Dhanusha. The Mediation Centres were built with pre fab structure and is expected to support each District Court to expedite the use of court related mediation and increase the settlement of cases. In Kavre District Court, one meeting hall and three court rooms were also renovated. The total project cost is NRs. 22,212,301.58

The newly installed facilities will count on increasing the early settlement of cases as set in the Strategic Plan of Supreme Court focusing on democratic nation-building and expedite the overall delay of cases in courts. Moreover, this assistance is expected to support the Supreme Court which plays an important role to implement and explain laws under federalization of the country.

Thank you.

For more information, please contact:
Mr. Gopal Gurung
Email: GopalGurung.NP@jica.go.jp

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