Nepal's first woman Chief Justice Sushila Karki retires

Jun 8, 2017 14:30 IST

Chief Justice Sushila Karki retiresFirst woman Chief Justice of Nepal Sushila Karki retired on 8 June 2017 after attaining the age 65 years. She was appointed as the Chief Justice of Nepal Supreme Court on 10 July 2016. She was 25th Chief Justice of Nepal Supreme Court.

Justice Karki was succeeded by Justice Gopal Parajuli, who is now the senior most judge of the Supreme Court of Nepal.

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About Sushila Karki
• Initially working as an assistant teacher in Mahendra Multiple Campus of Nepal, Sushila Karki jumped into legal profession in 1979.
• She was appointed as the Ad-Hoc Justice of Nepal Supreme Court in January 2009 and was promoted as the Permanent Justice in November 2010.
• She took charge of the Supreme Court as the Acting Chief Justice in April 2016 after her predecessor Kalyan Shrestha retired.
• Justice Karki handled many important cases during her term as Chief Justice including impeachment of Chief of Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) and appointment of Inspector General of Police.


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