Constitution making process in Nepal: Citizenship discourse impact on women and children

16 January 2015

With the conclusion of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) between the Government of Nepal and the CPN (Maoists) in 2006, the Nepalese political history turned significantly ushering the political paradigm/regime from a constitutional monarchy to a democratic republic. Since then, Nepal is indeed, undergoing a political transition. Following the CPA, the Interim Constitution of Nepal, 2007, has affirmed the Nepalese people as the sovereign power and recognized them as the inherent source of the state authority. The Interim Constitution has reiterated full commitment to democratic values and norms including a competitive multi-party democracy, civil liberties, fundamental rights, human rights, adult franchise, periodic elections, freedom of the press, an independent judiciary, and the rule of law as the governing standards of the democratic republic of Nepal (Preamble, the Interim Constitution of Nepal, 2007).

Geographical coverage: Nepal

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Sector: All
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