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Governmentís apathy renders constitutional commissions ineffective: Dalit, Tharu, Muslim, Madhesi and Inclusion commissions  not a priority right now, an aide to prime minister says, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 07/07/2019) [This state belongs to the small minority of male Bahuns only! They will do everything to keep all other groups excluded!]

Decline of constitutionalism: Ensure separation of powers, by Yagyadi Acharya (ht 02/07/2019)

Constitutional bodies without officials despite mandatory provision, by Ashok Dahal (rep 30/06/2019)

Killing the constitution: The more Prime Minister Oli wastes time dishing out slogans and false promises, the more he will be pushing the country to the brink, by Narayan Manandhar (rep 19/06/2019)

Toward green democracy: Nepalís constitution is the first national charter in the world to enshrine the provisions to advance the cause of green democracy. We need to communicate this message clearly, by Jivesh Jha (rep 04/06/2019)

Amid governmentís unilateral moves, calls grow for adherence to constitutionalism: Experts point at Constitutional Councilís decisions without taking opposition leader into confidence while taking decisions, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 31/03/2019)

Power to PM to deploy Army causes unease in defence force: Experts say government should abide by constitutional provisions, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 24/03/2019)

Parliament misses deadline to amend laws inconsistent with constitution: Provisions of the Acts that contradict the charter are invalid from tomorrow, by binod Ghimire (kp 03/03/2019)

Tell the truth: We should critique the constitution on legitimate grounds. But disseminating false information about it is unprofessional and unscholarly, by Jivesh Jha (rep 20/01/2019)

Federal Affairs Ministry asks local governments not to enact laws on their own: Contrary to constitutional provision, ministry issues circular to 753 local units to consult with the Centre before formulating any law, by Binod Ghimire (kp 29/12/2018) [Misunderstanding of federalism or deliberate disregard of the constitution? Probably the latter!]

Resolve constitution amendment (rep 27/12/2018)

Comparing constitutions: Our constitution may not be the best document of the world but it has some provisions which are more progressive than many constitutions of South Asia, by Jivesh Jha (rep 06/12/2018)

Statute discriminates against women, say MPs (ht 01/12/2018)

Constitutional disputes: Ways to meet challenges, by Krishna Man Pradhan (ht 02/11/2018)

Constitution continues to be controversial: 3 years on, Madhesis mourn the promulgation of the statute, by Abha Lal (Record 02/10/2018)

Amendments on back burner as country marks Constitution Day: Madhes parties havenít dropped the demand for statute amendment but havenít pushed the agenda firmly either, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 19/09/2018), Third Constitution Day: Safeguarding The Statute, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 19/09/2018), Constitutional Evolution Through Practice, by Mukti Rijal (rn 19/09/2018), New institutions in place, but their performance dismal, by Ashok Dahal (rep 19/09/2018), Law of the land: The constitution is an evolving document and can be amended (kp 20/09/2018)

The autumn thunder: Itís too early to declare the divisive statute dead, but its dysfunction was visible from the day of its promulgation, by CK Lal (rep 10/09/2018)

Constitutional Body Recruitment, by Multi Rijal (rn 30/08/2018)

CC begins process to give full shape to statutory bodies (rep 22/08/2018), Applications called to form constitutional bodies: The National Inclusion commission has mandate to mainstream the marginalised, poor and disabled people (kp 22/08/2018) [After three years? Wow!]

Oli govt dillydallying on statutory commissions: Experts question govtís commitment to constitution, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 20/08/2018)

Constitutionís Nepal: Constitution of Nepal is the encapsulation of the collective will of Nepali people and contains all the novel, modern and progressive features of a democratic, inclusive and humanistic polity, by Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli (kp 16/08/2018) [Views by PM Oli]

Experts criticize constitution for its Ďflawsí (rep 13/08/2018), Experts stress need for constitutional court (ht 13/08/2018)

Prez stresses state mechanism empowerment for constitution implementation (rep 12/08/2018)

Govt may miss deadline for passing fundamental rights: The constitution has set three years since the implementation of the constitution as the deadline for the implementation of 31 various fundamental rights, by Ashok Dahal (rep 16/06/2018)

Note on Constitutionalism, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 10/04/2018)

The spirit of the constitution: A demonstrable commitment by political leaders to the spirit of the constitution and basic norms of democracy is missing, by Naresh Koirala (kp 02/04/2018)

Constitutional Bodies in Democracy, by Mukti Rijal (rn 08/03/2018)

Issue of Constitution Amendment, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 01/03/2018)

An opportunity for a fresh start: As Nepal begins its tenure in UN Human Rights Council, it is important for it to protect citizensí right to religious freedom, by David Anderson (kp 21/02/2018)

An unequal constitution: For all the years of debates and discussions on constitutional issues, we could not do justice to Nepali women, by Mohna Ansari (kp 19/02/2018)

Truth to populist power: A civil society shaped by Panchayat era ethos must develop clarity  and courage on the path to implementing the new Constitution, by Kanak Mani Dixit (kp 19/02/2018)

The politics of human rights: Govt must enact laws for protecting and promoting human rights if Constitution is to be implemented, by Mohna Ansari (kp 10/12/2017)

Implementation of the constitution is an intergenerational process, interview with Waris Husain (rep 27/09/2017)

Constitutional Rhetoric And Reality, by Mukti Rijal (rn 21/09/2017)

Constitution Day Special: A Commitment In Order, by Prem Khatry (rn 19/09/2017), Peopleís Constitution, by Bishnu Gautam (rn 19/09/2019), The Third Constitution Day, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 20/09/2017), Constitution Taking Effect, Gradually, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 20/09/2017), A Long Wait But What Now?, by Shyam KC (rn 20/09/2017)

An Epoch-making Document, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 18/09/2017), Despite setbacks, the implementation of the constitution is commendable, interview with Bipin Adhikari (kp 18/09/2017)

Proposed Second Amendment To The Constitution, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 22/08/2017), Constitution amendment bill fails in Parliament, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/08/2017), Amendment bill falls through in Parliament: Only 347 lawmakers, 48 short of two-third majority required to pass the bill, vote in its favour (ht 22/08/2017), Year-long efforts at constitution amendment fail, by Ashok Dahal (rep 22/08/2018), Failure Of The Amendment Bill, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 24/08/2017)

Statute revision: Clause-wise discussion on amendment bill starts; To be put to vote in Parliament most likely on Monday, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/08/2017)

One year on, language panel incomplete, without Act (kp 15/07/2017)

Civil society group calls for charter revision (kp 19/05/2017)

Irreparable damage: The impeachment motion seems politically motivated and aimed at barring the CJ from carrying out her duty, by Govinda Sharma Bandi (kp 09/05/2017)

Constitution amendment bill: Supreme Court declines to issue interim order, by Dewan Rai (kp 03/01/2017)

Saving The Constitution, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 16/12/2016)

Amending the Constitution: Time to choose, by Surendra Bahadur Sijapati (ht 15/11/2016) [only foreign and security aspects, no important internal aspects]

Nepali constitutions: Transitional provisions; No transitional provisions are found in established democracies; There is no such provision in the constitution of the United States of America, Australiaís constitution, the constitution of French Republic, the Japanese constitution, Israelís basic Law (no formal constitution), by Birendra Pratap Mishra (ht 06/10/2016)

The 9/11 in Madhesh: Like all other constitutions of the past, the days of the inert statute of 2015 too are numbered, by C.K. Lal (rep 19/09/2016), Year after new Constitution, Madhes issue still bone of contention, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 19/09/2016), Constitution: Faith In Delivery, by P. Kharel (rn 19/09/2016), Federal Constitution Of Nepal: Let It Evolve Through Practice, by Mukti Rijal (rn 19/09/2016), Implementation Of Constitution Still In Limbo, by Uttam Maharjan (kp 22/09/2016), A Need For Tuning In Priority, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 23/09/2016)

Govt fails to meet the expectations of new constitution, by Ashok Dahal (rep 01/09/2016)

Amendment is possible: Conservative interpretation of the constitution that allows room to impose subjective and elitist values should be avoided, by Dipendra Jha (kp 31/08/2016), Amendment is not possible: Bypassing the constitution through political consensus will not only jeopardise it, but also endanger federalism and democracy, by Budhi Karki (kp) [The new constitution has already been written and passed in a non-constitutional and non-inclusive way, i.e. not by the elected representatives of all sections of society but by a handful of male Tagadhari politicians! So, what is in danger?]

Freedoms And Rights: Citizens Need To Exercise Them Diligently, by Mukti Rijal (kp 14/07/2016)

New statute puts restrictions on religious conversion, report says (ht 02/07/2016)

Implementation Of The Constitution, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 16/06/2016)

On Nepali constitution: The road to constitutionalism in Nepal is a long one, filled with dissent, litigation, amendments, and many more "best answers", by Waris Husain (rep 14/05/2016)

Curbs on press freedom: Constitution drafters seriously misunderstood idea of press freedom, which differs from right to communication, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 25/04/2016)

Recommendation of envoys challenged (ht 22/04/2016)

Constitution of Nepal: Implementation main task, by Shiba Datta Gnawali (ht 19/04/2016)

Secularism in context: True freedom of religion is not neutrality to religions but equal treatment of all religions, by Robin Sharma (rep 01/03/2016)

House endorses bill amid the din: 461 lawmakers vote in favour, seven against; Agitating Madhes-based parties boycott voting, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai, Binod Ghimire and Roshan Sedhai (kp 24/01/2016), First amendment of constitution effected amid protest from Madhes parties, by Prakash Acharya (ht 24/01/2016), Progressive but incomplete, says Morcha (kp 24/01/2016), SLMM objects to amendment, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 25/01/2016), Constitution amendment was again endorsed unilaterally, interview with Upendra Yadav (kp 25/01/2016), First Amendment To New Constitution And Target, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 25/01/2016)

Citizenship provision leaves out street kids (kp 09/01/2016)

Govt registers bill to amend existing laws contravening the new constitution (rep 02/01/2016)

Ministry preps to implement statute, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 09/11/2015)

Delight and despair, by Rashmi Thapaliya (rep 06/11/2015)

AI seeks amendments to new constitution: The global rights body has sought amendments to provisions regarding citizenship, right to life, right to freedom, childís rights and state of emergency (ht 05/11/2015)

Preparations on to draft 138 new laws: Government to amend 315 existing ones to implement new constitution (ht 19/10/2015), Law ministry starts work on fresh laws for new statute (rep 19/10/2015)

Job well done: Post promulgation of constitution, Nepal must  harness its resources to accelerate development, by Dhruba Karki (kp 18/10/2015) [?]

Welcoming new Constitution: Now, its execution, by Birendra P. Mishra (ht 16/10/2015)

The right to have rights: The new Constitution lays bare misogynistic and patriarchal psyches that usually hide behind nationalism, by Sangita Thebe Limbu (nt 16/10/2015)

New Constitution: Ensuring human rights, by Shobhakar Parajuli (ht 13/10/2015)

A broken system: There are talks about amending the new statute even before it has been enforced, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 08/10/2015), Constitution of Nepal 2015: Amendment bill registered, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/10/2015), Amendment bill registered to address protestersí concerns, by Prakash Acharya (ht 08/10/2015)

FAO hails right to food provision in new statute (ht 02/10/2015)

On the edge: The new constitution was to resolve our political problems; Instead, it gave rise to a whole new set of issues, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 02/10/2015)

Several jurisdictions overlap in new statute: The constitution needs either new acts and regulations or amendment in the existing legal provisions before it could be fully implemented, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 01/10/2015)

Government gears up for statute revision: Constituency drawing as per population, geography Proportional representation of marginalised groups, by Anil Giri (kp 28/09/2015), Call to revise constitution to make it gender friendly (kp 28/09/2015)

Highs and lows: Despite the anomalies in the constitution, we have no option but to implement it, by Jainendra Jeevan (kp 27/09/2015) [Very twee discription of this constitution!], The path ahead: By promulgating the new constitution, Nepal has overcome one challenge, only to be confronted by new problems, by Gopal (kp 27/09/2015)

Corruption Friendly Constitution, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 26/09/2015)

Law impedes progress of women: Report (kp 26/09/2015)

History lessons: Magna Carta holds significance for Nepal which is currently drafting a new constitution, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 16/06/2015)

Politics in the mire as constitutional flaws emerge: Parties debating whether to amend the Interim Constitution or interpret clauses, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 05/12/2013)

A thin veil: Discrimination and constitution, by Ganesh Bhattarai (rep 21/05/2013)

Constitutional nightmare, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 12/03/2013)

Statute amended to meet May 27 deadline (ht 20/05/2012) House okays amendment to fast-track statute (rep 20/05/2012)

Midway solution: SC vs constitutional court, by Raju Prasad Chapagai (rep 18/04/2012)

Constitution of Nepal 2015 (unofficial translation by Secretariat of the Constituent Assembly)

1st draft of new constitution (07/07/2015, unofficial translation)

Interim Constitution of Nepal, 2007 (English and Nepali)

Centre for Constitutional Dialogue (CCD)

Old constitutions

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