The Supreme Court of Nepal (सर्वोच्च अदालत) is the highest court in Nepal and is the final court of appeal. Established in 1992 in accordance with the Constitution of Nepal, it is based in Kathmandu and comprises a Chief Justice and twenty other Judges. The court’s jurisdiction covers all civil, criminal, and constitutional matters. It has both original and appellate jurisdiction; it can hear appeals from lower courts as well as review decisions made by lower courts.

Supreme Court of Nepal Kathmandu
Supreme Court of Nepal located at Ram Shah Path, Kathmandu.

Supreme Court also hears cases related to elections, public interest litigation, election disputes, appointments to offices, writs, habeas corpus petitions, mandamus orders, prohibition orders and certiorari orders. The Supreme Court has an advisory role on constitutional matters referred to it by the government or any other authority. Its decisions are binding on all other courts in Nepal.

Supreme Court of Nepal Judges/Members

The Supreme Court of Nepal is the highest court in Nepal and is presided over by a Chief Justice. It is the ultimate judicial authority that can adjudicate any legal dispute in Nepal, and its decisions are binding upon all other courts in the country. The Supreme Court consists of twenty-one justices, including the Chief Justice, who are appointed by the Government of Nepal.

Currently, there are 16 judges (including the Acting Chief Justice). The Supreme Court has jurisdiction over all civil and criminal cases within the territory of Nepal, as well as appeals from lower courts. Furthermore, it hears constitutional disputes between different organs of government and reviews laws passed by Parliament for their constitutionality. Given its immense power and prestige, it is essential that all judges of the Supreme Court of Nepal be highly qualified persons possessing extensive knowledge of law.

How many Supreme Courts are there in Nepal?

There is only one Supreme Court in Nepal. It is located in the capital city of Kathmandu and is the highest court of justice in the country. The Supreme Court of Nepal consists of a Chief Justice and two other justices who are appointed by the President with the advice of the Prime Minister.

Supreme Court of Nepal - Constitutional Body

The Supreme Court has jurisdiction over all civil and criminal laws and its decisions are binding on all lower courts. It also has appellate jurisdiction over matters arising from judgments and orders of the High Courts, or any other court or tribunal below it. In addition, it can hear appeals from decisions, orders or sentences passed by any authority or person exercising judicial functions, as well as matters related to contempt of court. The Supreme Court also holds original jurisdiction over certain matters, including disputes between two or more governments, protecting fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution, etc.

What are the three types of courts in Nepal?

Nepal is a democratic country with a well-developed legal system. The court system of Nepal consists of three different types: Supreme Court, High Court and District Court.

The Supreme Court is the highest judicial authority in Nepal and is responsible for protecting the fundamental rights of citizens as well as settling disputes between state governments.

The High Courts are located in each divisional headquarters within the country and are responsible for hearing appeals from the lower courts such as District Courts.

Lastly, the District Courts are located at district level and handle criminal cases, civil suits, family matters and other issues related to local communities. These courts have jurisdiction over local areas and decide on matters like inheritance, marriage registration, divorce, land disputes etc.

All these courts play an important role in providing justice to people living in Nepal and ensuring that their rights are protected according to law.

Who is the head of the Supreme Court in Nepal?

The head of the Supreme Court in Nepal is Hari Krishna Karki. He is a Nepalese law practitioner and was appointed as the Chief Justice on 13 December 2022 by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari. He has previously worked in various positions at the Supreme Court. He worked as an Attorney General at the Office of the Attorney General, a lawyer at the Supreme Court of Nepal, and a Legal Adviser at Civil bank Limited, District Development Board, Lalitpur and Nepal airlines Corporation. He is one of the most respected members of the legal fraternity in Nepal and is highly regarded for his impartiality, diligence and integrity.

Justices of Supreme Court in Nepal

  • Hon’ble Chief Justice Mr. Hari Krishna Karki
  • Hon’ble Justice Mr.Bishowambhar Pd Shrestha
  • Hon’ble Justice Mr. Ishwar Prasad Khatiwada
  • Hon’ble Justice Dr. Ananda Mohan Bhattarai
  • Hon’ble Justice Mr. Anil Kumar Sinha
  • Hon’ble Justice Mr. Prakash Man Singh Raut
  • Hon’ble Justice Mrs. Sapana Pradhan Malla
  • Hon’ble Justice Mr. Tanka Bahadur Moktan
  • Hon’ble Justice Mr. Prakash Kumar Dhungana
  • Hon’ble Justice Mrs. Sushmalata Mathema
  • Hon’ble Justice Mr. Kumar Regmi
  • Hon’ble Justice Mr. Hari Prasad Phuyal
  • Hon’ble Justice Dr. Manoj Kumar Sharma
  • Hon’ble Justice Dr. Kumar Chudal
  • Hon’ble Justice Mr. Nahakul Subedi
  • Hon’ble Justice Mr. Til Prasad Shrestha

You can always check the most recent list of justices of Supreme court in Nepal.

Better to know: The First Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Nepal was Hari Prasad Pradhan.

What is Supreme Court called in Nepali?

In Nepal, the Supreme Court is known as ‘Sarbochha Adalatसर्वोच्च अदालत‘. It is the highest court of justice in the country. The Supreme Court consists of a Chief Justice and other judges appointed by the President of Nepal. It hears appeals from lower courts, constitutional disputes between different bodies, cases of public interest, and any legal matter that requires special attention. The decisions made by this court are binding on all other courts in Nepal.

The court also has original jurisdiction in certain matters including writs issued with respect to fundamental rights, contempt of court, and civil or criminal cases involving senior government officials. The Supreme Court has played an important role in protecting human rights and upholding justice throughout the country since its establishment on 21st May 1956.

How to see Supreme court of Nepal daily cause list?

It is quite simple if you want to view the daily cause list of the Supreme Court of Nepal. All you need to do is go to the official website of the Supreme Court. There, you will find a tab labeled ‘Daily Cause List‘ or ‘दैनिक पेसी सूची‘ and when you click on that tab, it will take you to the page where all the current cause lists are available.

Supreme Court of Nepal website

You can select any of these lists according to your preference and view its contents. Each list contains information about upcoming cases as well as details about previous hearings. This information can be used for legal research or simply to keep up with Nepal’s current court proceedings. You can also download these lists if required.


supreme court of Nepal cause list

Supreme court of Nepal has a mobile app also.

How to see Supreme court of Nepal weekly cause list

Seeing the Supreme Court of Nepal weekly cause list is easy. First, go to the Supreme Court of Nepal website at and click on “Weekly Cause List” on the right side of the page. This will bring you to a page where you can select either a date or case type to view the weekly cause list.

Once you have selected your desired date or case type, simply click “View”, and the weekly cause list will appear on screen with all relevant details pertaining to each court hearing listed. You can also print this off directly from your browser if needed. Additionally, if there are any changes to hearing dates or times, these will be reflected in this document as well. To stay up-to-date with all Supreme Court proceedings, it is recommended to check the Weekly Cause List regularly for any schedule updates or changes.


Decision of Supreme Court of Nepal

Steps to check the latest decision of Supreme Court of Nepal

  • Go to official homepage of Supreme Court of Nepal
  • You can see tabs named आदेश & फैसला.