November 1, 2006
by Kiran Chapagain
A UN human rights body has called the Communist Party of Nepal – Maoists (CPN-M) to stop its parallel law enforcement activities, which has resulted into serious human rights abuses in Nepal recently. OHCHR-Nepal calls again on the CPN-M leadership to stop all parallel... ...[read more]
July 25, 2006
by Kiran Chapagain
Nepal’s reinstated parliament on Tuesday directed the government to ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, the new international tribunal established to try crimes against humanity. “Nepali people want an end to impunity, a parliamentary declaration said... ...[read more]
July 3, 2006
by Kiran Chapagain
Nepal's Maoist communist party announced Monday it is suspending its People's Courts that have been running in urban areas of Nepal, including the capital Kathmandu. Maoist supreme commander Prachanda announced the suspension in a statement amidst national and international criti... ...[read more]
June 26, 2006
by Kiran Chapagain
A high-level Nepalese commission probing the crackdown on the pro-democracy uprising in April of this year that eventually led to the restoration of parliamentary government summoned three former royal ministers Sunday, including a top deputy of King Gyanendra. The three members of the King’s... ...[read more]
June 18, 2006
by Kiran Chapagain
Authorities in Nepal Sunday released two powerful former ministers in the royal direct rule cabinet led by King Gyanendra following an order from the Nepalese Supreme Court. The released former ministers were Kamal Thapa and Tanka Dhakal. While passing the order, Justices Sharada Prasad Pandit ...[read more]
June 16, 2006
by Kiran Chapagain
Nepal's government and the Maoist rebels on Friday agreed to draft an interim constitution within 15 days and dissolve the parliament reinstated by the popular people's uprising in April this year. Surprisingly, the Maoists, who have been waging a people's war over a decade, also agreed... ...[read more]
May 18, 2006
by Kiran Chapagain
In an historic proclamation approved Thursday, Nepal's reinstated parliament stripped all the privileges and powers of King Gyanendra, who gave up direct rule of the country after 19-days of mass protests in April. The proclamation effectively makes Nepal's 237-year old monarchy ceremonial... ...[read more]
May 9, 2006
by Kiran Chapagain
Nepal's government on Tuesday annulled a media ordinance promulgated by King Gyanendra during his 15-month absolute rule to muzzle press that criticized his seizure of power in February 2005. The ordinance was criticized both in Nepal and internationally as it increased punishment of journalists... ...[read more]
May 8, 2006
by Kiran Chapagain
Nepal's parliamentarians have said they may impeach Nepal's Chief Justice Dilip Kumar Poudel, accusing him of failing to maintaining independence of the judiciary during the 15-month long autocratic rule of King Gyanendra, who gave up control of the government after pro-democracy protests l... ...[read more]
April 30, 2006
by Kiran Chapagain
In a ground-breaking political development in Nepalese history, the country's recently reinstated parliament on Sunday unanimously endorsed a proposal to hold elections for a constituent assembly that will draft a new constitution. Honorable members, there was no 'nay' heard durin... ...[read more]

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