Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Nepal http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Supreme Court Rules Government Ordinance on Truth and Reconciliation Commission to Be Unconstitutional http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403820_text Constitution; Human rights; War crimes - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403820_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Court Orders Government to Finish Constitution; Failed Efforts Result in Disbanding of Legislature http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403169_text Constitution - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 29 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403169_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Law on Discrimination Based on Caste http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402687_text Discrimination - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 26 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402687_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Bill on Tobacco Control Adopted by Legislature http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402660_text Tobacco and smoking - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 09 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402660_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Bill on Extradition Drafted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402282_text Extradition - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of It was reported on September 28, 2010, that Nepal's Ministry of Law and Justice has readied a draft bill on extradition. If adopted, the law would establish legal means for the extradition of persons residing in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 29 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402282_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal; United Nations: Report Recommends Investigation of Extrajudicial Killings http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402269_text Police power - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of It was reported on September 28, 2010, that Nepal's Ministry of Law and Justice has readied a draft bill on extradition. If adopted, the law would establish legal means for the extradition of persons residing in On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 24 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402269_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Ban Imposed on Commercial Tree Felling, Sales, and Exports http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402017_text Natural resources - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of It was reported on September 28, 2010, that Nepal's Ministry of Law and Justice has readied a draft bill on extradition. If adopted, the law would establish legal means for the extradition of persons residing in On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402017_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Proposed Amendments to Firearms Law Would Hike Licensing Fees http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401944_text Firearms and explosives - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of It was reported on September 28, 2010, that Nepal's Ministry of Law and Justice has readied a draft bill on extradition. If adopted, the law would establish legal means for the extradition of persons residing in On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401944_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: International Call for Improvement of Adoption Process http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401846_text Adoption and foster care - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of It was reported on September 28, 2010, that Nepal's Ministry of Law and Justice has readied a draft bill on extradition. If adopted, the law would establish legal means for the extradition of persons residing in On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the The International Adoption Working Group (IAWG), an ad hoc organization comprising diplomatic mission representatives of countries that have or are considering having adoption agencies (private or state-run) in Nepal, recently called upon the Nepali government to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 02 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401846_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Fast-Track Courts Ordered for Cases Involving Women, Children http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401837_text Judiciary - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of It was reported on September 28, 2010, that Nepal's Ministry of Law and Justice has readied a draft bill on extradition. If adopted, the law would establish legal means for the extradition of persons residing in On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the The International Adoption Working Group (IAWG), an ad hoc organization comprising diplomatic mission representatives of countries that have or are considering having adoption agencies (private or state-run) in Nepal, recently called upon the Nepali government to On February 23, 2010, Nepal's Supreme Court made public a judgment that mandates the establishment by government authorities of a system of fast-track courts for cases involving women and children. To that end, those authorities... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 24 Feb 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401837_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Legislature Passes Constitutional Amendment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401807_text Constitution - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of It was reported on September 28, 2010, that Nepal's Ministry of Law and Justice has readied a draft bill on extradition. If adopted, the law would establish legal means for the extradition of persons residing in On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the The International Adoption Working Group (IAWG), an ad hoc organization comprising diplomatic mission representatives of countries that have or are considering having adoption agencies (private or state-run) in Nepal, recently called upon the Nepali government to On February 23, 2010, Nepal's Supreme Court made public a judgment that mandates the establishment by government authorities of a system of fast-track courts for cases involving women and children. To that end, those authorities On January 28, 2010, Nepal's legislature passed the seventh amendment to the country's interim constitution. The amendment, which passed with a two-thirds majority, will permit the president, vice president, prime minister, and other high-ranking officials to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 29 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401807_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Supreme Court Rules Vice President's Oath in Hindi Unconstitutional http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401458_text Constitution - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of It was reported on September 28, 2010, that Nepal's Ministry of Law and Justice has readied a draft bill on extradition. If adopted, the law would establish legal means for the extradition of persons residing in On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the The International Adoption Working Group (IAWG), an ad hoc organization comprising diplomatic mission representatives of countries that have or are considering having adoption agencies (private or state-run) in Nepal, recently called upon the Nepali government to On February 23, 2010, Nepal's Supreme Court made public a judgment that mandates the establishment by government authorities of a system of fast-track courts for cases involving women and children. To that end, those authorities On January 28, 2010, Nepal's legislature passed the seventh amendment to the country's interim constitution. The amendment, which passed with a two-thirds majority, will permit the president, vice president, prime minister, and other high-ranking officials to On July 25, 2009, after a year-long trial, the Supreme Court of Nepal ruled that Vice President Parmananda Jha's taking of the oath of office in Hindi, instead of Nepali, on July 23, 2008, was unconstitutional.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 30 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401458_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal; Sri Lanka: Agreement to Increase Bilateral Cooperation in Several Areas http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401459_text International exchanges - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of It was reported on September 28, 2010, that Nepal's Ministry of Law and Justice has readied a draft bill on extradition. If adopted, the law would establish legal means for the extradition of persons residing in On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the The International Adoption Working Group (IAWG), an ad hoc organization comprising diplomatic mission representatives of countries that have or are considering having adoption agencies (private or state-run) in Nepal, recently called upon the Nepali government to On February 23, 2010, Nepal's Supreme Court made public a judgment that mandates the establishment by government authorities of a system of fast-track courts for cases involving women and children. To that end, those authorities On January 28, 2010, Nepal's legislature passed the seventh amendment to the country's interim constitution. The amendment, which passed with a two-thirds majority, will permit the president, vice president, prime minister, and other high-ranking officials to On July 25, 2009, after a year-long trial, the Supreme Court of Nepal ruled that Vice President Parmananda Jha's taking of the oath of office in Hindi, instead of Nepali, on July 23, 2008, was unconstitutional. Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 30 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401459_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Model Constitution Published, Discussions on New Constitution Underway http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401345_text Constitution - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of It was reported on September 28, 2010, that Nepal's Ministry of Law and Justice has readied a draft bill on extradition. If adopted, the law would establish legal means for the extradition of persons residing in On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the The International Adoption Working Group (IAWG), an ad hoc organization comprising diplomatic mission representatives of countries that have or are considering having adoption agencies (private or state-run) in Nepal, recently called upon the Nepali government to On February 23, 2010, Nepal's Supreme Court made public a judgment that mandates the establishment by government authorities of a system of fast-track courts for cases involving women and children. To that end, those authorities On January 28, 2010, Nepal's legislature passed the seventh amendment to the country's interim constitution. The amendment, which passed with a two-thirds majority, will permit the president, vice president, prime minister, and other high-ranking officials to On July 25, 2009, after a year-long trial, the Supreme Court of Nepal ruled that Vice President Parmananda Jha's taking of the oath of office in Hindi, instead of Nepali, on July 23, 2008, was unconstitutional. Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 It was reported that under a model constitution proposed on May 21, 2009, Nepal would have a parliamentary form of government, with a Prime Minister and a President. The territory of the new Federal Democratic Republic... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 11 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401345_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Supreme Court Orders Formulation of Law Against Torture http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401330_text Crime and law enforcement - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of It was reported on September 28, 2010, that Nepal's Ministry of Law and Justice has readied a draft bill on extradition. If adopted, the law would establish legal means for the extradition of persons residing in On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the The International Adoption Working Group (IAWG), an ad hoc organization comprising diplomatic mission representatives of countries that have or are considering having adoption agencies (private or state-run) in Nepal, recently called upon the Nepali government to On February 23, 2010, Nepal's Supreme Court made public a judgment that mandates the establishment by government authorities of a system of fast-track courts for cases involving women and children. To that end, those authorities On January 28, 2010, Nepal's legislature passed the seventh amendment to the country's interim constitution. The amendment, which passed with a two-thirds majority, will permit the president, vice president, prime minister, and other high-ranking officials to On July 25, 2009, after a year-long trial, the Supreme Court of Nepal ruled that Vice President Parmananda Jha's taking of the oath of office in Hindi, instead of Nepali, on July 23, 2008, was unconstitutional. Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 It was reported that under a model constitution proposed on May 21, 2009, Nepal would have a parliamentary form of government, with a Prime Minister and a President. The territory of the new Federal Democratic Republic It was reported on May 23, 2009, that the Supreme Court of Nepal has ordered the government to formulate legislation that would define torture as a criminal activity. According to the Court, "most of the tortures... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 05 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401330_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Non-Resident Status Proposed for Nepalis Abroad http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401256_text Immigration and nationality - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of It was reported on September 28, 2010, that Nepal's Ministry of Law and Justice has readied a draft bill on extradition. If adopted, the law would establish legal means for the extradition of persons residing in On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the The International Adoption Working Group (IAWG), an ad hoc organization comprising diplomatic mission representatives of countries that have or are considering having adoption agencies (private or state-run) in Nepal, recently called upon the Nepali government to On February 23, 2010, Nepal's Supreme Court made public a judgment that mandates the establishment by government authorities of a system of fast-track courts for cases involving women and children. To that end, those authorities On January 28, 2010, Nepal's legislature passed the seventh amendment to the country's interim constitution. The amendment, which passed with a two-thirds majority, will permit the president, vice president, prime minister, and other high-ranking officials to On July 25, 2009, after a year-long trial, the Supreme Court of Nepal ruled that Vice President Parmananda Jha's taking of the oath of office in Hindi, instead of Nepali, on July 23, 2008, was unconstitutional. Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 It was reported that under a model constitution proposed on May 21, 2009, Nepal would have a parliamentary form of government, with a Prime Minister and a President. The territory of the new Federal Democratic Republic It was reported on May 23, 2009, that the Supreme Court of Nepal has ordered the government to formulate legislation that would define torture as a criminal activity. According to the Court, "most of the tortures The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 30 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401256_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: International Adoptions Resume with New, Stricter Rules http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401239_text Adoption and foster care - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of It was reported on September 28, 2010, that Nepal's Ministry of Law and Justice has readied a draft bill on extradition. If adopted, the law would establish legal means for the extradition of persons residing in On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the The International Adoption Working Group (IAWG), an ad hoc organization comprising diplomatic mission representatives of countries that have or are considering having adoption agencies (private or state-run) in Nepal, recently called upon the Nepali government to On February 23, 2010, Nepal's Supreme Court made public a judgment that mandates the establishment by government authorities of a system of fast-track courts for cases involving women and children. To that end, those authorities On January 28, 2010, Nepal's legislature passed the seventh amendment to the country's interim constitution. The amendment, which passed with a two-thirds majority, will permit the president, vice president, prime minister, and other high-ranking officials to On July 25, 2009, after a year-long trial, the Supreme Court of Nepal ruled that Vice President Parmananda Jha's taking of the oath of office in Hindi, instead of Nepali, on July 23, 2008, was unconstitutional. Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 It was reported that under a model constitution proposed on May 21, 2009, Nepal would have a parliamentary form of government, with a Prime Minister and a President. The territory of the new Federal Democratic Republic It was reported on May 23, 2009, that the Supreme Court of Nepal has ordered the government to formulate legislation that would define torture as a criminal activity. According to the Court, "most of the tortures The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens It was reported on March 17, 2009, that Nepal's Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MWCSW) is examining a list of Nepali children available for inter-country adoption, after the lifting of an 18-month ban on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 27 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401239_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Law Adopted to Counter Domestic Violence http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401237_text Crime and law enforcement - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of It was reported on September 28, 2010, that Nepal's Ministry of Law and Justice has readied a draft bill on extradition. If adopted, the law would establish legal means for the extradition of persons residing in On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the The International Adoption Working Group (IAWG), an ad hoc organization comprising diplomatic mission representatives of countries that have or are considering having adoption agencies (private or state-run) in Nepal, recently called upon the Nepali government to On February 23, 2010, Nepal's Supreme Court made public a judgment that mandates the establishment by government authorities of a system of fast-track courts for cases involving women and children. To that end, those authorities On January 28, 2010, Nepal's legislature passed the seventh amendment to the country's interim constitution. The amendment, which passed with a two-thirds majority, will permit the president, vice president, prime minister, and other high-ranking officials to On July 25, 2009, after a year-long trial, the Supreme Court of Nepal ruled that Vice President Parmananda Jha's taking of the oath of office in Hindi, instead of Nepali, on July 23, 2008, was unconstitutional. Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 It was reported that under a model constitution proposed on May 21, 2009, Nepal would have a parliamentary form of government, with a Prime Minister and a President. The territory of the new Federal Democratic Republic It was reported on May 23, 2009, that the Supreme Court of Nepal has ordered the government to formulate legislation that would define torture as a criminal activity. According to the Court, "most of the tortures The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens It was reported on March 17, 2009, that Nepal's Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MWCSW) is examining a list of Nepali children available for inter-country adoption, after the lifting of an 18-month ban on On April 19, 2009, the Parliament of Nepal enacted a law on domestic violence. Under the Domestic Violence and Punishment Act 2065, domestic violence is defined as "physical, mental, sexual, financial as well as behavioral violence."... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 24 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401237_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Draft Amendment to Human Organ Transplant Act Broadens Scope of Donors http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401220_text Workers safety and health - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of It was reported on September 28, 2010, that Nepal's Ministry of Law and Justice has readied a draft bill on extradition. If adopted, the law would establish legal means for the extradition of persons residing in On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the The International Adoption Working Group (IAWG), an ad hoc organization comprising diplomatic mission representatives of countries that have or are considering having adoption agencies (private or state-run) in Nepal, recently called upon the Nepali government to On February 23, 2010, Nepal's Supreme Court made public a judgment that mandates the establishment by government authorities of a system of fast-track courts for cases involving women and children. To that end, those authorities On January 28, 2010, Nepal's legislature passed the seventh amendment to the country's interim constitution. The amendment, which passed with a two-thirds majority, will permit the president, vice president, prime minister, and other high-ranking officials to On July 25, 2009, after a year-long trial, the Supreme Court of Nepal ruled that Vice President Parmananda Jha's taking of the oath of office in Hindi, instead of Nepali, on July 23, 2008, was unconstitutional. Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 It was reported that under a model constitution proposed on May 21, 2009, Nepal would have a parliamentary form of government, with a Prime Minister and a President. The territory of the new Federal Democratic Republic It was reported on May 23, 2009, that the Supreme Court of Nepal has ordered the government to formulate legislation that would define torture as a criminal activity. According to the Court, "most of the tortures The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens It was reported on March 17, 2009, that Nepal's Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MWCSW) is examining a list of Nepali children available for inter-country adoption, after the lifting of an 18-month ban on On April 19, 2009, the Parliament of Nepal enacted a law on domestic violence. Under the Domestic Violence and Punishment Act 2065, domestic violence is defined as "physical, mental, sexual, financial as well as behavioral violence." The Cabinet of Nepal recently approved a bill to broaden the scope of potential kidney donors. The current Human Organ Transplant Act 1998, in order to control open trading in kidneys, limits potential donors to immediate... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 15 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401220_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Draft Constitutions Presented http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401186_text Constitution - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of It was reported on September 28, 2010, that Nepal's Ministry of Law and Justice has readied a draft bill on extradition. If adopted, the law would establish legal means for the extradition of persons residing in On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the The International Adoption Working Group (IAWG), an ad hoc organization comprising diplomatic mission representatives of countries that have or are considering having adoption agencies (private or state-run) in Nepal, recently called upon the Nepali government to On February 23, 2010, Nepal's Supreme Court made public a judgment that mandates the establishment by government authorities of a system of fast-track courts for cases involving women and children. To that end, those authorities On January 28, 2010, Nepal's legislature passed the seventh amendment to the country's interim constitution. The amendment, which passed with a two-thirds majority, will permit the president, vice president, prime minister, and other high-ranking officials to On July 25, 2009, after a year-long trial, the Supreme Court of Nepal ruled that Vice President Parmananda Jha's taking of the oath of office in Hindi, instead of Nepali, on July 23, 2008, was unconstitutional. Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 It was reported that under a model constitution proposed on May 21, 2009, Nepal would have a parliamentary form of government, with a Prime Minister and a President. The territory of the new Federal Democratic Republic It was reported on May 23, 2009, that the Supreme Court of Nepal has ordered the government to formulate legislation that would define torture as a criminal activity. According to the Court, "most of the tortures The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens It was reported on March 17, 2009, that Nepal's Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MWCSW) is examining a list of Nepali children available for inter-country adoption, after the lifting of an 18-month ban on On April 19, 2009, the Parliament of Nepal enacted a law on domestic violence. Under the Domestic Violence and Punishment Act 2065, domestic violence is defined as "physical, mental, sexual, financial as well as behavioral violence." The Cabinet of Nepal recently approved a bill to broaden the scope of potential kidney donors. The current Human Organ Transplant Act 1998, in order to control open trading in kidneys, limits potential donors to immediate Several of Nepal's political parties represented in the Constituent Assembly have written concept papers on the new constitution and presented them to the Constitutional Committee. The papers are essentially draft constitutions and represent different ideas for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 06 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401186_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal; Sri Lanka: Agreements Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401104_text International affairs - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of It was reported on September 28, 2010, that Nepal's Ministry of Law and Justice has readied a draft bill on extradition. If adopted, the law would establish legal means for the extradition of persons residing in On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the The International Adoption Working Group (IAWG), an ad hoc organization comprising diplomatic mission representatives of countries that have or are considering having adoption agencies (private or state-run) in Nepal, recently called upon the Nepali government to On February 23, 2010, Nepal's Supreme Court made public a judgment that mandates the establishment by government authorities of a system of fast-track courts for cases involving women and children. To that end, those authorities On January 28, 2010, Nepal's legislature passed the seventh amendment to the country's interim constitution. The amendment, which passed with a two-thirds majority, will permit the president, vice president, prime minister, and other high-ranking officials to On July 25, 2009, after a year-long trial, the Supreme Court of Nepal ruled that Vice President Parmananda Jha's taking of the oath of office in Hindi, instead of Nepali, on July 23, 2008, was unconstitutional. Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 It was reported that under a model constitution proposed on May 21, 2009, Nepal would have a parliamentary form of government, with a Prime Minister and a President. The territory of the new Federal Democratic Republic It was reported on May 23, 2009, that the Supreme Court of Nepal has ordered the government to formulate legislation that would define torture as a criminal activity. According to the Court, "most of the tortures The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens It was reported on March 17, 2009, that Nepal's Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MWCSW) is examining a list of Nepali children available for inter-country adoption, after the lifting of an 18-month ban on On April 19, 2009, the Parliament of Nepal enacted a law on domestic violence. Under the Domestic Violence and Punishment Act 2065, domestic violence is defined as "physical, mental, sexual, financial as well as behavioral violence." The Cabinet of Nepal recently approved a bill to broaden the scope of potential kidney donors. The current Human Organ Transplant Act 1998, in order to control open trading in kidneys, limits potential donors to immediate Several of Nepal's political parties represented in the Constituent Assembly have written concept papers on the new constitution and presented them to the Constitutional Committee. The papers are essentially draft constitutions and represent different ideas for On March 3, 2009, Sri Lanka and Nepal concluded two agreements, one to establish air service between the two nation's capital cities (Kathmandu and Colombo) and one creating a ministerial-level joint commission. The documents were signed... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 11 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401104_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal; United Nations: Human Rights Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401053_text Human rights - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of It was reported on September 28, 2010, that Nepal's Ministry of Law and Justice has readied a draft bill on extradition. If adopted, the law would establish legal means for the extradition of persons residing in On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the The International Adoption Working Group (IAWG), an ad hoc organization comprising diplomatic mission representatives of countries that have or are considering having adoption agencies (private or state-run) in Nepal, recently called upon the Nepali government to On February 23, 2010, Nepal's Supreme Court made public a judgment that mandates the establishment by government authorities of a system of fast-track courts for cases involving women and children. To that end, those authorities On January 28, 2010, Nepal's legislature passed the seventh amendment to the country's interim constitution. The amendment, which passed with a two-thirds majority, will permit the president, vice president, prime minister, and other high-ranking officials to On July 25, 2009, after a year-long trial, the Supreme Court of Nepal ruled that Vice President Parmananda Jha's taking of the oath of office in Hindi, instead of Nepali, on July 23, 2008, was unconstitutional. Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 It was reported that under a model constitution proposed on May 21, 2009, Nepal would have a parliamentary form of government, with a Prime Minister and a President. The territory of the new Federal Democratic Republic It was reported on May 23, 2009, that the Supreme Court of Nepal has ordered the government to formulate legislation that would define torture as a criminal activity. According to the Court, "most of the tortures The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens It was reported on March 17, 2009, that Nepal's Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MWCSW) is examining a list of Nepali children available for inter-country adoption, after the lifting of an 18-month ban on On April 19, 2009, the Parliament of Nepal enacted a law on domestic violence. Under the Domestic Violence and Punishment Act 2065, domestic violence is defined as "physical, mental, sexual, financial as well as behavioral violence." The Cabinet of Nepal recently approved a bill to broaden the scope of potential kidney donors. The current Human Organ Transplant Act 1998, in order to control open trading in kidneys, limits potential donors to immediate Several of Nepal's political parties represented in the Constituent Assembly have written concept papers on the new constitution and presented them to the Constitutional Committee. The papers are essentially draft constitutions and represent different ideas for On March 3, 2009, Sri Lanka and Nepal concluded two agreements, one to establish air service between the two nation's capital cities (Kathmandu and Colombo) and one creating a ministerial-level joint commission. The documents were signed On February 20, 2009, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal and Nepal's National Human Rights Council (NHRC) concluded an agreement on guidelines for their cooperation to promote and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401053_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: National Human Rights Commission Threatens to Blacklist Government Agencies http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540987_text Human rights - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of It was reported on September 28, 2010, that Nepal's Ministry of Law and Justice has readied a draft bill on extradition. If adopted, the law would establish legal means for the extradition of persons residing in On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the The International Adoption Working Group (IAWG), an ad hoc organization comprising diplomatic mission representatives of countries that have or are considering having adoption agencies (private or state-run) in Nepal, recently called upon the Nepali government to On February 23, 2010, Nepal's Supreme Court made public a judgment that mandates the establishment by government authorities of a system of fast-track courts for cases involving women and children. To that end, those authorities On January 28, 2010, Nepal's legislature passed the seventh amendment to the country's interim constitution. The amendment, which passed with a two-thirds majority, will permit the president, vice president, prime minister, and other high-ranking officials to On July 25, 2009, after a year-long trial, the Supreme Court of Nepal ruled that Vice President Parmananda Jha's taking of the oath of office in Hindi, instead of Nepali, on July 23, 2008, was unconstitutional. Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 It was reported that under a model constitution proposed on May 21, 2009, Nepal would have a parliamentary form of government, with a Prime Minister and a President. The territory of the new Federal Democratic Republic It was reported on May 23, 2009, that the Supreme Court of Nepal has ordered the government to formulate legislation that would define torture as a criminal activity. According to the Court, "most of the tortures The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens It was reported on March 17, 2009, that Nepal's Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MWCSW) is examining a list of Nepali children available for inter-country adoption, after the lifting of an 18-month ban on On April 19, 2009, the Parliament of Nepal enacted a law on domestic violence. Under the Domestic Violence and Punishment Act 2065, domestic violence is defined as "physical, mental, sexual, financial as well as behavioral violence." The Cabinet of Nepal recently approved a bill to broaden the scope of potential kidney donors. The current Human Organ Transplant Act 1998, in order to control open trading in kidneys, limits potential donors to immediate Several of Nepal's political parties represented in the Constituent Assembly have written concept papers on the new constitution and presented them to the Constitutional Committee. The papers are essentially draft constitutions and represent different ideas for On March 3, 2009, Sri Lanka and Nepal concluded two agreements, one to establish air service between the two nation's capital cities (Kathmandu and Colombo) and one creating a ministerial-level joint commission. The documents were signed On February 20, 2009, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal and Nepal's National Human Rights Council (NHRC) concluded an agreement on guidelines for their cooperation to promote and It was reported on February 1, 2009, that Nepal's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) plans to blacklist government offices for repeatedly ignoring and failing to implement the NHRC's recommendations and decisions. NHRC spokesperson Gauri Pradhan stated... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 05 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540987_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: PM Pledges to Ban Dowry System, Criminalize Caste-Based Discrimination http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540968_text Discrimination - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of It was reported on September 28, 2010, that Nepal's Ministry of Law and Justice has readied a draft bill on extradition. If adopted, the law would establish legal means for the extradition of persons residing in On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the The International Adoption Working Group (IAWG), an ad hoc organization comprising diplomatic mission representatives of countries that have or are considering having adoption agencies (private or state-run) in Nepal, recently called upon the Nepali government to On February 23, 2010, Nepal's Supreme Court made public a judgment that mandates the establishment by government authorities of a system of fast-track courts for cases involving women and children. To that end, those authorities On January 28, 2010, Nepal's legislature passed the seventh amendment to the country's interim constitution. The amendment, which passed with a two-thirds majority, will permit the president, vice president, prime minister, and other high-ranking officials to On July 25, 2009, after a year-long trial, the Supreme Court of Nepal ruled that Vice President Parmananda Jha's taking of the oath of office in Hindi, instead of Nepali, on July 23, 2008, was unconstitutional. Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 It was reported that under a model constitution proposed on May 21, 2009, Nepal would have a parliamentary form of government, with a Prime Minister and a President. The territory of the new Federal Democratic Republic It was reported on May 23, 2009, that the Supreme Court of Nepal has ordered the government to formulate legislation that would define torture as a criminal activity. According to the Court, "most of the tortures The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens It was reported on March 17, 2009, that Nepal's Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MWCSW) is examining a list of Nepali children available for inter-country adoption, after the lifting of an 18-month ban on On April 19, 2009, the Parliament of Nepal enacted a law on domestic violence. Under the Domestic Violence and Punishment Act 2065, domestic violence is defined as "physical, mental, sexual, financial as well as behavioral violence." The Cabinet of Nepal recently approved a bill to broaden the scope of potential kidney donors. The current Human Organ Transplant Act 1998, in order to control open trading in kidneys, limits potential donors to immediate Several of Nepal's political parties represented in the Constituent Assembly have written concept papers on the new constitution and presented them to the Constitutional Committee. The papers are essentially draft constitutions and represent different ideas for On March 3, 2009, Sri Lanka and Nepal concluded two agreements, one to establish air service between the two nation's capital cities (Kathmandu and Colombo) and one creating a ministerial-level joint commission. The documents were signed On February 20, 2009, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal and Nepal's National Human Rights Council (NHRC) concluded an agreement on guidelines for their cooperation to promote and It was reported on February 1, 2009, that Nepal's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) plans to blacklist government offices for repeatedly ignoring and failing to implement the NHRC's recommendations and decisions. NHRC spokesperson Gauri Pradhan stated It was reported on January 26, 2009, that Nepal's Prime Minister, the Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dhal, known as Prachanda ("the fierce one"), had announced his government's intention to ban the dowry system and to criminalize... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540968_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Supreme Court Orders Drafting of Same-Sex Partnership/Marriage Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540896_text Human rights - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of It was reported on September 28, 2010, that Nepal's Ministry of Law and Justice has readied a draft bill on extradition. If adopted, the law would establish legal means for the extradition of persons residing in On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the The International Adoption Working Group (IAWG), an ad hoc organization comprising diplomatic mission representatives of countries that have or are considering having adoption agencies (private or state-run) in Nepal, recently called upon the Nepali government to On February 23, 2010, Nepal's Supreme Court made public a judgment that mandates the establishment by government authorities of a system of fast-track courts for cases involving women and children. To that end, those authorities On January 28, 2010, Nepal's legislature passed the seventh amendment to the country's interim constitution. The amendment, which passed with a two-thirds majority, will permit the president, vice president, prime minister, and other high-ranking officials to On July 25, 2009, after a year-long trial, the Supreme Court of Nepal ruled that Vice President Parmananda Jha's taking of the oath of office in Hindi, instead of Nepali, on July 23, 2008, was unconstitutional. Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 It was reported that under a model constitution proposed on May 21, 2009, Nepal would have a parliamentary form of government, with a Prime Minister and a President. The territory of the new Federal Democratic Republic It was reported on May 23, 2009, that the Supreme Court of Nepal has ordered the government to formulate legislation that would define torture as a criminal activity. According to the Court, "most of the tortures The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens It was reported on March 17, 2009, that Nepal's Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MWCSW) is examining a list of Nepali children available for inter-country adoption, after the lifting of an 18-month ban on On April 19, 2009, the Parliament of Nepal enacted a law on domestic violence. Under the Domestic Violence and Punishment Act 2065, domestic violence is defined as "physical, mental, sexual, financial as well as behavioral violence." The Cabinet of Nepal recently approved a bill to broaden the scope of potential kidney donors. The current Human Organ Transplant Act 1998, in order to control open trading in kidneys, limits potential donors to immediate Several of Nepal's political parties represented in the Constituent Assembly have written concept papers on the new constitution and presented them to the Constitutional Committee. The papers are essentially draft constitutions and represent different ideas for On March 3, 2009, Sri Lanka and Nepal concluded two agreements, one to establish air service between the two nation's capital cities (Kathmandu and Colombo) and one creating a ministerial-level joint commission. The documents were signed On February 20, 2009, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal and Nepal's National Human Rights Council (NHRC) concluded an agreement on guidelines for their cooperation to promote and It was reported on February 1, 2009, that Nepal's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) plans to blacklist government offices for repeatedly ignoring and failing to implement the NHRC's recommendations and decisions. NHRC spokesperson Gauri Pradhan stated It was reported on January 26, 2009, that Nepal's Prime Minister, the Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dhal, known as Prachanda ("the fierce one"), had announced his government's intention to ban the dowry system and to criminalize On November 17, 2008, the Supreme Court of Nepal issued a "landmark" ruling ordering the government to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, "to extend equal rights to gender minorities," and to formulate "a same-sex partnership... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540896_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Smoking in Public Places to Be Banned http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540771_text Workers safety and health - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of It was reported on September 28, 2010, that Nepal's Ministry of Law and Justice has readied a draft bill on extradition. If adopted, the law would establish legal means for the extradition of persons residing in On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the The International Adoption Working Group (IAWG), an ad hoc organization comprising diplomatic mission representatives of countries that have or are considering having adoption agencies (private or state-run) in Nepal, recently called upon the Nepali government to On February 23, 2010, Nepal's Supreme Court made public a judgment that mandates the establishment by government authorities of a system of fast-track courts for cases involving women and children. To that end, those authorities On January 28, 2010, Nepal's legislature passed the seventh amendment to the country's interim constitution. The amendment, which passed with a two-thirds majority, will permit the president, vice president, prime minister, and other high-ranking officials to On July 25, 2009, after a year-long trial, the Supreme Court of Nepal ruled that Vice President Parmananda Jha's taking of the oath of office in Hindi, instead of Nepali, on July 23, 2008, was unconstitutional. Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 It was reported that under a model constitution proposed on May 21, 2009, Nepal would have a parliamentary form of government, with a Prime Minister and a President. The territory of the new Federal Democratic Republic It was reported on May 23, 2009, that the Supreme Court of Nepal has ordered the government to formulate legislation that would define torture as a criminal activity. According to the Court, "most of the tortures The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens It was reported on March 17, 2009, that Nepal's Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MWCSW) is examining a list of Nepali children available for inter-country adoption, after the lifting of an 18-month ban on On April 19, 2009, the Parliament of Nepal enacted a law on domestic violence. Under the Domestic Violence and Punishment Act 2065, domestic violence is defined as "physical, mental, sexual, financial as well as behavioral violence." The Cabinet of Nepal recently approved a bill to broaden the scope of potential kidney donors. The current Human Organ Transplant Act 1998, in order to control open trading in kidneys, limits potential donors to immediate Several of Nepal's political parties represented in the Constituent Assembly have written concept papers on the new constitution and presented them to the Constitutional Committee. The papers are essentially draft constitutions and represent different ideas for On March 3, 2009, Sri Lanka and Nepal concluded two agreements, one to establish air service between the two nation's capital cities (Kathmandu and Colombo) and one creating a ministerial-level joint commission. The documents were signed On February 20, 2009, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal and Nepal's National Human Rights Council (NHRC) concluded an agreement on guidelines for their cooperation to promote and It was reported on February 1, 2009, that Nepal's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) plans to blacklist government offices for repeatedly ignoring and failing to implement the NHRC's recommendations and decisions. NHRC spokesperson Gauri Pradhan stated It was reported on January 26, 2009, that Nepal's Prime Minister, the Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dhal, known as Prachanda ("the fierce one"), had announced his government's intention to ban the dowry system and to criminalize On November 17, 2008, the Supreme Court of Nepal issued a "landmark" ruling ordering the government to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, "to extend equal rights to gender minorities," and to formulate "a same-sex partnership It was reported on November 6, 2008, that the Government of Nepal soon plans to introduce a law banning smoking in public areas, some two years after the country's Supreme Court had mandated formulation of such... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 18 Nov 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540771_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Government Ordered to Enact Law Against Excessive Use of Force http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540441_text Human rights - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of It was reported on September 28, 2010, that Nepal's Ministry of Law and Justice has readied a draft bill on extradition. If adopted, the law would establish legal means for the extradition of persons residing in On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the The International Adoption Working Group (IAWG), an ad hoc organization comprising diplomatic mission representatives of countries that have or are considering having adoption agencies (private or state-run) in Nepal, recently called upon the Nepali government to On February 23, 2010, Nepal's Supreme Court made public a judgment that mandates the establishment by government authorities of a system of fast-track courts for cases involving women and children. To that end, those authorities On January 28, 2010, Nepal's legislature passed the seventh amendment to the country's interim constitution. The amendment, which passed with a two-thirds majority, will permit the president, vice president, prime minister, and other high-ranking officials to On July 25, 2009, after a year-long trial, the Supreme Court of Nepal ruled that Vice President Parmananda Jha's taking of the oath of office in Hindi, instead of Nepali, on July 23, 2008, was unconstitutional. Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 It was reported that under a model constitution proposed on May 21, 2009, Nepal would have a parliamentary form of government, with a Prime Minister and a President. The territory of the new Federal Democratic Republic It was reported on May 23, 2009, that the Supreme Court of Nepal has ordered the government to formulate legislation that would define torture as a criminal activity. According to the Court, "most of the tortures The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens It was reported on March 17, 2009, that Nepal's Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MWCSW) is examining a list of Nepali children available for inter-country adoption, after the lifting of an 18-month ban on On April 19, 2009, the Parliament of Nepal enacted a law on domestic violence. Under the Domestic Violence and Punishment Act 2065, domestic violence is defined as "physical, mental, sexual, financial as well as behavioral violence." The Cabinet of Nepal recently approved a bill to broaden the scope of potential kidney donors. The current Human Organ Transplant Act 1998, in order to control open trading in kidneys, limits potential donors to immediate Several of Nepal's political parties represented in the Constituent Assembly have written concept papers on the new constitution and presented them to the Constitutional Committee. The papers are essentially draft constitutions and represent different ideas for On March 3, 2009, Sri Lanka and Nepal concluded two agreements, one to establish air service between the two nation's capital cities (Kathmandu and Colombo) and one creating a ministerial-level joint commission. The documents were signed On February 20, 2009, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal and Nepal's National Human Rights Council (NHRC) concluded an agreement on guidelines for their cooperation to promote and It was reported on February 1, 2009, that Nepal's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) plans to blacklist government offices for repeatedly ignoring and failing to implement the NHRC's recommendations and decisions. NHRC spokesperson Gauri Pradhan stated It was reported on January 26, 2009, that Nepal's Prime Minister, the Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dhal, known as Prachanda ("the fierce one"), had announced his government's intention to ban the dowry system and to criminalize On November 17, 2008, the Supreme Court of Nepal issued a "landmark" ruling ordering the government to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, "to extend equal rights to gender minorities," and to formulate "a same-sex partnership It was reported on November 6, 2008, that the Government of Nepal soon plans to introduce a law banning smoking in public areas, some two years after the country's Supreme Court had mandated formulation of such On May 12, 2008, the Supreme Court of Nepal ordered the government to enact a law that would address human rights violations resulting from excessive use of force, and also provide for compensation for the victims.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540441_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Amnesty for War Criminals Planned http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540329_text War crimes - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of It was reported on September 28, 2010, that Nepal's Ministry of Law and Justice has readied a draft bill on extradition. If adopted, the law would establish legal means for the extradition of persons residing in On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the The International Adoption Working Group (IAWG), an ad hoc organization comprising diplomatic mission representatives of countries that have or are considering having adoption agencies (private or state-run) in Nepal, recently called upon the Nepali government to On February 23, 2010, Nepal's Supreme Court made public a judgment that mandates the establishment by government authorities of a system of fast-track courts for cases involving women and children. To that end, those authorities On January 28, 2010, Nepal's legislature passed the seventh amendment to the country's interim constitution. The amendment, which passed with a two-thirds majority, will permit the president, vice president, prime minister, and other high-ranking officials to On July 25, 2009, after a year-long trial, the Supreme Court of Nepal ruled that Vice President Parmananda Jha's taking of the oath of office in Hindi, instead of Nepali, on July 23, 2008, was unconstitutional. Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 It was reported that under a model constitution proposed on May 21, 2009, Nepal would have a parliamentary form of government, with a Prime Minister and a President. The territory of the new Federal Democratic Republic It was reported on May 23, 2009, that the Supreme Court of Nepal has ordered the government to formulate legislation that would define torture as a criminal activity. According to the Court, "most of the tortures The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens It was reported on March 17, 2009, that Nepal's Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MWCSW) is examining a list of Nepali children available for inter-country adoption, after the lifting of an 18-month ban on On April 19, 2009, the Parliament of Nepal enacted a law on domestic violence. Under the Domestic Violence and Punishment Act 2065, domestic violence is defined as "physical, mental, sexual, financial as well as behavioral violence." The Cabinet of Nepal recently approved a bill to broaden the scope of potential kidney donors. The current Human Organ Transplant Act 1998, in order to control open trading in kidneys, limits potential donors to immediate Several of Nepal's political parties represented in the Constituent Assembly have written concept papers on the new constitution and presented them to the Constitutional Committee. The papers are essentially draft constitutions and represent different ideas for On March 3, 2009, Sri Lanka and Nepal concluded two agreements, one to establish air service between the two nation's capital cities (Kathmandu and Colombo) and one creating a ministerial-level joint commission. The documents were signed On February 20, 2009, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal and Nepal's National Human Rights Council (NHRC) concluded an agreement on guidelines for their cooperation to promote and It was reported on February 1, 2009, that Nepal's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) plans to blacklist government offices for repeatedly ignoring and failing to implement the NHRC's recommendations and decisions. NHRC spokesperson Gauri Pradhan stated It was reported on January 26, 2009, that Nepal's Prime Minister, the Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dhal, known as Prachanda ("the fierce one"), had announced his government's intention to ban the dowry system and to criminalize On November 17, 2008, the Supreme Court of Nepal issued a "landmark" ruling ordering the government to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, "to extend equal rights to gender minorities," and to formulate "a same-sex partnership It was reported on November 6, 2008, that the Government of Nepal soon plans to introduce a law banning smoking in public areas, some two years after the country's Supreme Court had mandated formulation of such On May 12, 2008, the Supreme Court of Nepal ordered the government to enact a law that would address human rights violations resulting from excessive use of force, and also provide for compensation for the victims. Nepal's Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction has finalized draft laws on constituting a truth and reconciliation commission and a commission on the disappeared for crimes committed during the country's ten years of armed conflict. It was... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540329_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Term of U.N. Mission Extended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540101_text National security - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of It was reported on September 28, 2010, that Nepal's Ministry of Law and Justice has readied a draft bill on extradition. If adopted, the law would establish legal means for the extradition of persons residing in On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the The International Adoption Working Group (IAWG), an ad hoc organization comprising diplomatic mission representatives of countries that have or are considering having adoption agencies (private or state-run) in Nepal, recently called upon the Nepali government to On February 23, 2010, Nepal's Supreme Court made public a judgment that mandates the establishment by government authorities of a system of fast-track courts for cases involving women and children. To that end, those authorities On January 28, 2010, Nepal's legislature passed the seventh amendment to the country's interim constitution. The amendment, which passed with a two-thirds majority, will permit the president, vice president, prime minister, and other high-ranking officials to On July 25, 2009, after a year-long trial, the Supreme Court of Nepal ruled that Vice President Parmananda Jha's taking of the oath of office in Hindi, instead of Nepali, on July 23, 2008, was unconstitutional. Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 It was reported that under a model constitution proposed on May 21, 2009, Nepal would have a parliamentary form of government, with a Prime Minister and a President. The territory of the new Federal Democratic Republic It was reported on May 23, 2009, that the Supreme Court of Nepal has ordered the government to formulate legislation that would define torture as a criminal activity. According to the Court, "most of the tortures The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens It was reported on March 17, 2009, that Nepal's Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MWCSW) is examining a list of Nepali children available for inter-country adoption, after the lifting of an 18-month ban on On April 19, 2009, the Parliament of Nepal enacted a law on domestic violence. Under the Domestic Violence and Punishment Act 2065, domestic violence is defined as "physical, mental, sexual, financial as well as behavioral violence." The Cabinet of Nepal recently approved a bill to broaden the scope of potential kidney donors. The current Human Organ Transplant Act 1998, in order to control open trading in kidneys, limits potential donors to immediate Several of Nepal's political parties represented in the Constituent Assembly have written concept papers on the new constitution and presented them to the Constitutional Committee. The papers are essentially draft constitutions and represent different ideas for On March 3, 2009, Sri Lanka and Nepal concluded two agreements, one to establish air service between the two nation's capital cities (Kathmandu and Colombo) and one creating a ministerial-level joint commission. The documents were signed On February 20, 2009, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal and Nepal's National Human Rights Council (NHRC) concluded an agreement on guidelines for their cooperation to promote and It was reported on February 1, 2009, that Nepal's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) plans to blacklist government offices for repeatedly ignoring and failing to implement the NHRC's recommendations and decisions. NHRC spokesperson Gauri Pradhan stated It was reported on January 26, 2009, that Nepal's Prime Minister, the Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dhal, known as Prachanda ("the fierce one"), had announced his government's intention to ban the dowry system and to criminalize On November 17, 2008, the Supreme Court of Nepal issued a "landmark" ruling ordering the government to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, "to extend equal rights to gender minorities," and to formulate "a same-sex partnership It was reported on November 6, 2008, that the Government of Nepal soon plans to introduce a law banning smoking in public areas, some two years after the country's Supreme Court had mandated formulation of such On May 12, 2008, the Supreme Court of Nepal ordered the government to enact a law that would address human rights violations resulting from excessive use of force, and also provide for compensation for the victims. Nepal's Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction has finalized draft laws on constituting a truth and reconciliation commission and a commission on the disappeared for crimes committed during the country's ten years of armed conflict. It was The Cabinet of the interim government of Nepal agreed on November 20, 2007, to extend the term of the U.N. mission in Nepal by six months. The government must formally notify U.N. headquarters at least one... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540101_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Accident Victim Compensation in Disarray http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054055_text Civil liability - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of It was reported on September 28, 2010, that Nepal's Ministry of Law and Justice has readied a draft bill on extradition. If adopted, the law would establish legal means for the extradition of persons residing in On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the The International Adoption Working Group (IAWG), an ad hoc organization comprising diplomatic mission representatives of countries that have or are considering having adoption agencies (private or state-run) in Nepal, recently called upon the Nepali government to On February 23, 2010, Nepal's Supreme Court made public a judgment that mandates the establishment by government authorities of a system of fast-track courts for cases involving women and children. To that end, those authorities On January 28, 2010, Nepal's legislature passed the seventh amendment to the country's interim constitution. The amendment, which passed with a two-thirds majority, will permit the president, vice president, prime minister, and other high-ranking officials to On July 25, 2009, after a year-long trial, the Supreme Court of Nepal ruled that Vice President Parmananda Jha's taking of the oath of office in Hindi, instead of Nepali, on July 23, 2008, was unconstitutional. Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 It was reported that under a model constitution proposed on May 21, 2009, Nepal would have a parliamentary form of government, with a Prime Minister and a President. The territory of the new Federal Democratic Republic It was reported on May 23, 2009, that the Supreme Court of Nepal has ordered the government to formulate legislation that would define torture as a criminal activity. According to the Court, "most of the tortures The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens It was reported on March 17, 2009, that Nepal's Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MWCSW) is examining a list of Nepali children available for inter-country adoption, after the lifting of an 18-month ban on On April 19, 2009, the Parliament of Nepal enacted a law on domestic violence. Under the Domestic Violence and Punishment Act 2065, domestic violence is defined as "physical, mental, sexual, financial as well as behavioral violence." The Cabinet of Nepal recently approved a bill to broaden the scope of potential kidney donors. The current Human Organ Transplant Act 1998, in order to control open trading in kidneys, limits potential donors to immediate Several of Nepal's political parties represented in the Constituent Assembly have written concept papers on the new constitution and presented them to the Constitutional Committee. The papers are essentially draft constitutions and represent different ideas for On March 3, 2009, Sri Lanka and Nepal concluded two agreements, one to establish air service between the two nation's capital cities (Kathmandu and Colombo) and one creating a ministerial-level joint commission. The documents were signed On February 20, 2009, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal and Nepal's National Human Rights Council (NHRC) concluded an agreement on guidelines for their cooperation to promote and It was reported on February 1, 2009, that Nepal's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) plans to blacklist government offices for repeatedly ignoring and failing to implement the NHRC's recommendations and decisions. NHRC spokesperson Gauri Pradhan stated It was reported on January 26, 2009, that Nepal's Prime Minister, the Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dhal, known as Prachanda ("the fierce one"), had announced his government's intention to ban the dowry system and to criminalize On November 17, 2008, the Supreme Court of Nepal issued a "landmark" ruling ordering the government to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, "to extend equal rights to gender minorities," and to formulate "a same-sex partnership It was reported on November 6, 2008, that the Government of Nepal soon plans to introduce a law banning smoking in public areas, some two years after the country's Supreme Court had mandated formulation of such On May 12, 2008, the Supreme Court of Nepal ordered the government to enact a law that would address human rights violations resulting from excessive use of force, and also provide for compensation for the victims. Nepal's Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction has finalized draft laws on constituting a truth and reconciliation commission and a commission on the disappeared for crimes committed during the country's ten years of armed conflict. It was The Cabinet of the interim government of Nepal agreed on November 20, 2007, to extend the term of the U.N. mission in Nepal by six months. The government must formally notify U.N. headquarters at least one Street justice, in the form of obstruction of vehicular traffic to press for higher compensation, has in recent months come to determine the amount paid to "third party" victims, as a result of contradictory provisions in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054055_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Petition for Muslim Public Holidays http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540103_text Church and state relations - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of It was reported on September 28, 2010, that Nepal's Ministry of Law and Justice has readied a draft bill on extradition. If adopted, the law would establish legal means for the extradition of persons residing in On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the The International Adoption Working Group (IAWG), an ad hoc organization comprising diplomatic mission representatives of countries that have or are considering having adoption agencies (private or state-run) in Nepal, recently called upon the Nepali government to On February 23, 2010, Nepal's Supreme Court made public a judgment that mandates the establishment by government authorities of a system of fast-track courts for cases involving women and children. To that end, those authorities On January 28, 2010, Nepal's legislature passed the seventh amendment to the country's interim constitution. The amendment, which passed with a two-thirds majority, will permit the president, vice president, prime minister, and other high-ranking officials to On July 25, 2009, after a year-long trial, the Supreme Court of Nepal ruled that Vice President Parmananda Jha's taking of the oath of office in Hindi, instead of Nepali, on July 23, 2008, was unconstitutional. Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 It was reported that under a model constitution proposed on May 21, 2009, Nepal would have a parliamentary form of government, with a Prime Minister and a President. The territory of the new Federal Democratic Republic It was reported on May 23, 2009, that the Supreme Court of Nepal has ordered the government to formulate legislation that would define torture as a criminal activity. According to the Court, "most of the tortures The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens It was reported on March 17, 2009, that Nepal's Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MWCSW) is examining a list of Nepali children available for inter-country adoption, after the lifting of an 18-month ban on On April 19, 2009, the Parliament of Nepal enacted a law on domestic violence. Under the Domestic Violence and Punishment Act 2065, domestic violence is defined as "physical, mental, sexual, financial as well as behavioral violence." The Cabinet of Nepal recently approved a bill to broaden the scope of potential kidney donors. The current Human Organ Transplant Act 1998, in order to control open trading in kidneys, limits potential donors to immediate Several of Nepal's political parties represented in the Constituent Assembly have written concept papers on the new constitution and presented them to the Constitutional Committee. The papers are essentially draft constitutions and represent different ideas for On March 3, 2009, Sri Lanka and Nepal concluded two agreements, one to establish air service between the two nation's capital cities (Kathmandu and Colombo) and one creating a ministerial-level joint commission. The documents were signed On February 20, 2009, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal and Nepal's National Human Rights Council (NHRC) concluded an agreement on guidelines for their cooperation to promote and It was reported on February 1, 2009, that Nepal's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) plans to blacklist government offices for repeatedly ignoring and failing to implement the NHRC's recommendations and decisions. NHRC spokesperson Gauri Pradhan stated It was reported on January 26, 2009, that Nepal's Prime Minister, the Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dhal, known as Prachanda ("the fierce one"), had announced his government's intention to ban the dowry system and to criminalize On November 17, 2008, the Supreme Court of Nepal issued a "landmark" ruling ordering the government to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, "to extend equal rights to gender minorities," and to formulate "a same-sex partnership It was reported on November 6, 2008, that the Government of Nepal soon plans to introduce a law banning smoking in public areas, some two years after the country's Supreme Court had mandated formulation of such On May 12, 2008, the Supreme Court of Nepal ordered the government to enact a law that would address human rights violations resulting from excessive use of force, and also provide for compensation for the victims. Nepal's Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction has finalized draft laws on constituting a truth and reconciliation commission and a commission on the disappeared for crimes committed during the country's ten years of armed conflict. It was The Cabinet of the interim government of Nepal agreed on November 20, 2007, to extend the term of the U.N. mission in Nepal by six months. The government must formally notify U.N. headquarters at least one Street justice, in the form of obstruction of vehicular traffic to press for higher compensation, has in recent months come to determine the amount paid to "third party" victims, as a result of contradictory provisions in It was reported on November 20, 2007, that the Supreme Court of Nepal, in response to a writ petition seeking that major Muslim festivals be declared public holidays and that a Muslim Promotion Commission be formed,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540103_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal: Key Elections Postponed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540150_text Elections and politics - On January 2, 2014, Nepal's Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional an ordinance adopted by the Maoist-led government that provides for amnesties of persons deemed responsible for serious human rights abuses during the country's civil war of 1996-2006. On May 24, 2012, Nepal's Supreme Court ordered the country's government to finish a draft of a new constitution by May 27, denying a request from the government for a three-month extension. (Maureen Cosgrove, Nepal On May 24, 2011, Nepal's legislature passed the Bill on Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability, designed to end discriminatory practices aimed at those considered to be members of the lowest castes, known as "Dalits." It had been The Constituent Assembly of Nepal, the country's legislature, approved the Tobacco Product Control and Regulatory Bill, 2010 on April 11, 2011. The new law will take effect 90 days after its endorsement by the President of It was reported on September 28, 2010, that Nepal's Ministry of Law and Justice has readied a draft bill on extradition. If adopted, the law would establish legal means for the extradition of persons residing in On September 23, 2010, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal released a report recommending the establishment of an independent organ to investigate the possibility of extrajudicial killings having It was reported on May 26, 2010, that Nepal's Forest Ministry had ordered district forest offices in 74 districts, especially in the Taraj and Chure regions, to ban the "cutting, selling and export of trees and It was reported on April 19, 2010, that Nepal's Cabinet has under consideration a proposal to amend the Arms and Ammunition Regulation 2029 [1972], chiefly to raise licensing fees. Licenses to carry arms anywhere in the The International Adoption Working Group (IAWG), an ad hoc organization comprising diplomatic mission representatives of countries that have or are considering having adoption agencies (private or state-run) in Nepal, recently called upon the Nepali government to On February 23, 2010, Nepal's Supreme Court made public a judgment that mandates the establishment by government authorities of a system of fast-track courts for cases involving women and children. To that end, those authorities On January 28, 2010, Nepal's legislature passed the seventh amendment to the country's interim constitution. The amendment, which passed with a two-thirds majority, will permit the president, vice president, prime minister, and other high-ranking officials to On July 25, 2009, after a year-long trial, the Supreme Court of Nepal ruled that Vice President Parmananda Jha's taking of the oath of office in Hindi, instead of Nepali, on July 23, 2008, was unconstitutional. Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 It was reported that under a model constitution proposed on May 21, 2009, Nepal would have a parliamentary form of government, with a Prime Minister and a President. The territory of the new Federal Democratic Republic It was reported on May 23, 2009, that the Supreme Court of Nepal has ordered the government to formulate legislation that would define torture as a criminal activity. According to the Court, "most of the tortures The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal has forwarded to the Cabinet the Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) Regulations 2065 [i.e., 2008] according to a news report dated March 23, 2009. Under the proposed Regulations, Nepali citizens It was reported on March 17, 2009, that Nepal's Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MWCSW) is examining a list of Nepali children available for inter-country adoption, after the lifting of an 18-month ban on On April 19, 2009, the Parliament of Nepal enacted a law on domestic violence. Under the Domestic Violence and Punishment Act 2065, domestic violence is defined as "physical, mental, sexual, financial as well as behavioral violence." The Cabinet of Nepal recently approved a bill to broaden the scope of potential kidney donors. The current Human Organ Transplant Act 1998, in order to control open trading in kidneys, limits potential donors to immediate Several of Nepal's political parties represented in the Constituent Assembly have written concept papers on the new constitution and presented them to the Constitutional Committee. The papers are essentially draft constitutions and represent different ideas for On March 3, 2009, Sri Lanka and Nepal concluded two agreements, one to establish air service between the two nation's capital cities (Kathmandu and Colombo) and one creating a ministerial-level joint commission. The documents were signed On February 20, 2009, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal and Nepal's National Human Rights Council (NHRC) concluded an agreement on guidelines for their cooperation to promote and It was reported on February 1, 2009, that Nepal's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) plans to blacklist government offices for repeatedly ignoring and failing to implement the NHRC's recommendations and decisions. NHRC spokesperson Gauri Pradhan stated It was reported on January 26, 2009, that Nepal's Prime Minister, the Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dhal, known as Prachanda ("the fierce one"), had announced his government's intention to ban the dowry system and to criminalize On November 17, 2008, the Supreme Court of Nepal issued a "landmark" ruling ordering the government to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, "to extend equal rights to gender minorities," and to formulate "a same-sex partnership It was reported on November 6, 2008, that the Government of Nepal soon plans to introduce a law banning smoking in public areas, some two years after the country's Supreme Court had mandated formulation of such On May 12, 2008, the Supreme Court of Nepal ordered the government to enact a law that would address human rights violations resulting from excessive use of force, and also provide for compensation for the victims. Nepal's Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction has finalized draft laws on constituting a truth and reconciliation commission and a commission on the disappeared for crimes committed during the country's ten years of armed conflict. It was The Cabinet of the interim government of Nepal agreed on November 20, 2007, to extend the term of the U.N. mission in Nepal by six months. The government must formally notify U.N. headquarters at least one Street justice, in the form of obstruction of vehicular traffic to press for higher compensation, has in recent months come to determine the amount paid to "third party" victims, as a result of contradictory provisions in It was reported on November 20, 2007, that the Supreme Court of Nepal, in response to a writ petition seeking that major Muslim festivals be declared public holidays and that a Muslim Promotion Commission be formed, On October 5, 2007, Nepalese officials announced that the scheduled November 22 elections had been postponed for at least three, and possibly as long as six, months. The delay was caused by the failure of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540150_text