Nepal bar association calls for disbanding of royal government D. Wes Rist at 2:47 PM ET
[JURIST] The Nepal Bar Association [profession website] has called for the immediate dissolution of the royal government and new parliamentary elections after approving a resolution Sunday that characterized the 1 February declaration of a state of emergency [JURIST report] by King Gyanendra [official profile] as an 'extreme violation' of the Nepalese Constitution. The association representing over 10,000 legal professionals in Nepal made the call at the end of a two-day conference, during which lawyers also criticized press restrictions and a powerful new anti-corruption commission which has already charged the former prime minister with misallocation of public funds. JURIST's Paper Chase has continuing coverage of Nepal [JURIST news archive]. BBC News has more.
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