Human Rights and Constitutionalism in Nepal
Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Speaker: Surya P. Subedi, QC (Hon), OBE is Professor of International Law at the University of Leeds.
Chair: Nilanjan Sarkar is Deputy Director of the South Asia Centre at LSE.
In recent years, Nepal has gone through its share of tragedies. It has experimented with liberalism and communism, and adopted an ambitious Constitution designed to usher the country from a Monarchy to a Republic, and from a unitary system to a federal structure. The Constitution enshrines a long list of rights, and the country has ratified most major international human rights treaties. However, the question that arises is: how democratic is this Constitution, and is it robust enough to guarantee basic freedoms such as the freedom of speech?
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