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The dissolution of Nepal’s House of Representatives (‘HoR’) last December and a subsequent constitutional crisis sparked great legal debate in the mountain kingdom that came to a head last month with an historic Supreme Court judgment holding the dissolution unconstitutional. Nepalese law students Smriti Phuyal and Smriti Pantha from NLU Delhi and Kathmandu University School [...]

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Most people in our societies identify as male or female, a man or a woman; but there have been people around the globe in different eras that have claimed other identities regarding their gender identity and have put this binary under challenge. Alternative genders across the globe demonstrate examples of cross-cultural gender diversity. In a [...]

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UN human rights experts expressed serious concern for the independence of Nepal’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday, following the recent appointment of new members to the Commission in a process that is seen to be inconsistent with international standards. The statement follows the adoption of an ordinance by the president of Nepal in December, [...]

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One of the latest achievements of the criminal justice system is the acceptance of repentance, serf-reformation, and reconciliation, drifting from the classical concept of strict punishment as a measure against crime. The concept of providing amnesty emerged in the past as a means to correct any error in the judgment of courts, is now practiced [...]

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Last year, the twenty-six words that created the Internet were threatened by twenty-six proposals to destroy it. This year will be no different. Congress has made it clear they’re willing to do something about Section 230. That “something” could look like Rep DesJarlais’ (R-TN) Protecting Constitutional Rights from Online Platform Censorship Act; another “must-carry” bill [...]

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Three petitions challenging the Sunday dissolution of Nepal’s Federal Parliament have been filed in the Supreme Court of Nepal, the highest court in the country. The petitions challenge Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s request to President Bidhya Devi Bhandari to dissolve Parliament. Bhandari granted the request and scheduled a new, brought-forward election to take [...]

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The Supreme Court of Nepal on Friday issued an interim order directing authorities not to implement a ban imposed by Kathmandu’s District Court on a popular online video game called “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG).” Nepal’s Telecommunications Authority had banned the game last week pursuant to the Kathmandu District Court order. Kathmandu’s Metropolitan Crime Division had approached [...]

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More than two centuries ago Mary Wollstonecraft laid the foundations for feminist thought with a simple premise: lack of equal opportunity diminished individual self-worth and hobbled social progress. In A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), Wollstonecraft made a “wild wish” for equality between the sexes. When women are treated as less than equal [...]

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