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4264 days since Delhi agreement of political parties
4112 days since King Gyanendra was forced to end his putsch
3900 days since Comprehensive Peace Agreement
3845 days since promulgation of Interim Constitution
3395 days since elections to CA-I
2764 days since CA-I committees presented suggestions
2003 days since SRC presented suggestions
1886 days since dissolution of CA-I
1345 days since elections to CA-II
0916 days since promised Constitution by CA-II failed
0779 days since non-inclusive deal by male Thagadari leaders
0675 days since promulgation of non-inclusive and so far not really implemented constitution through illegal procedure
(text of constitution)
0549 days since unilateral and non-inclusive first amendment of the new constitution
0189 days until the federal system has to be implemented including holding elections on all levels

Links to articles: Documents and websites:

26/07/2017: Deuba set to induct 19 ministers today (kp) [But you are not even 2 months in office! And please respect that Article 76 of the constitution allows not more than 25 persons in the Council of Ministers! Your current plan would already bring the number to 27!!], Dispute within NC further delays cabinet expansion (rep), Town development committees: 2 ministries contest chief appointments (kp) [TDCs must be a local task without any intervention by the central level!!], Pressure builds within RJPN for poll participation (rep), Tikapur sees rise in number of people seeking citizenship certificates, by Yogesh Rawal (rep), Comedy of amendment: The claim that only Nepali constitution has rigid provisions on federal boundary changes is a big lie. The problem is that we tend to cite only Indian constitution, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep), Setting boundaries: Nepal must freeze for next 50 years the number of seats in House of Representatives, National Assembly and Provincial Assembly, by Govind Subedi (rep), Lawmakers concerned over last minute capital expenditure: Call for 'reward and punishment' approach to speed up work (rep)

25/07/2017: A road to nowhere: Attitude of the state and major political parties must change to reflect concern for conflict victims’ demand for justice, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp), Constitution amendment: Cong CWC decides to put bill to vote (kp), NC to put amendment bill to vote: The party also decides to urge the government to add 22 local levels in Tarai districts as proposed by the previous government (ht), Bharatpur fracas: AG challenges petitioners’ right to move SC, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht), Bharatpur lessons: Bharatpur would not have been significant if it were an isolated case, by Bishal Thapa (rep), Confusing elections: The Election Commission can reduce the number of invalid votes in Province 2 by using two ballot papers, by Birendra P. Mishra (rep), Prez, VP to be spared legal action for acts in office: Rs150,450 President’s monthly salary; Rs108,030 for the VP (kp) [True heirs of monarchy!]

24/07/2017: Superstition And Social Suppression, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn), NC leaders for putting amendment bill to vote: Leaders speaking at the ongoing Central Working Committee meeting say the country must not be held hostage by lingering a single agenda (kp), Right to reject sought in new election bill (ht), Inter-party conflict: Barrier to development, by Sisir Bhandari (ht), Where’s the will? The constitution is largely Dalit-friendly but sadly few of its implementers, by Dhana Bahadur Mijar (rep)

23/07/2017: New kind of politics: Most people in Nepal can’t claim they will be heard at their elected representative’s office, by Sumana Shrestha (rep) [see also interview with her: It’s easy to organise protests; the harder part is getting things done (kp 24/07/2017), Natural resources in federalism: Stakeholders call for clarity on regulations; Experts have long been calling for properly planned  state restructuring, as natural resources could easily turn into a curse from opportunity (kp), Flawed Analysis Of Poll Results, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn), The missed bus? If RJP-N boycotts the third phase of local polls, it risks further alienating its constituents, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp), Province 2 to see little dev activities this year: Local level election is precondition to utilising funds allocated for capital expenditure, by Aman Koirala (kp) [Thanks to RJPN!], Agonising wait continues for Surkhet flood victims: Only 464 out of 970 displaced families have received Rs50,000 to buy land, while 123 have got only Rs25,000 of the pledged Rs75,000 to build homes over the years, by Prakash Adhikari (kp) [After 3 years!! Nobody can buy land for 75.000 Rs! MPs need far more every month, not talk about the millions or even billions that are wasted for incompetent politicians, cars, foreign medical trips etc.!]

22/07/2017: Who Represents Who?, by Gaurav Ojha (rn), Our lives don’t matter: Sarkari Hakims get free government vejicles and their kids don't have to walk to school but why do the rest of us need to silently suffer from the mismanagement and lack of urgency?, by Guffadi (kp), Govt yet to contact CDC chairperson, members (ht), RPP CWC meet decides to support statute amendment (ht), ‘No statute amendment before polls’ (ht)

21/07/2017: Centralised mindset: The federal government has shown it is determined not to let go of the purse strings. by Khim Lal Devkota (kp), Local reps, stakeholders oppose bills curtailing rights of local govt (rep), Sinkhole: As Deuba orders authorities to bury street sinkholes, a political sinkhole is forming and threatens to swallow the Constitution, by Astha Rai (nt) [!!!], Govt forms CDC under former SC justice Das: Gives 21 days to carve out constituencies for national, provincial polls; After receiving CDC’s report, the government will send it to Parliament, which then will forward it to the Election Commission (kp), Constituency delineation body formed, given 21 days, by Bhadra Sharma (rep), Race against time: The Constituency Delineation Commission should be allowed to function independently (kp), Bills for federal and provincial polls tabled (kp), Metro without mayor: "Maoists did not just tear up ballot papers, but attacked democracy as well", by Om Astha Rai (nt), Shadow Government (nt), Influencing the influencers: Nepal wants and needs a credible political alternative to the existing parties, by Dinkar Nepal (nt)

20/07/2017: RJP-N rejects proposal to put statute revision bill to vote: Cabinet expansion further delayed, likely to get full shape on Sunday (kp), RJP-N rejects ruling parties’ proposal, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht), Ensure majority support before tabling amendment: RJPN to govt (rep) [!!], Pathology Of Governance, by Mukti Rijal (rn), Panels under CDOs to manage employees for local units: The centre will not deploy employees to the local units until the federal and provincial elections are held, say officials (kp), ’14 flood victims of Banke, Bardiya still awaiting relief, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp), High invalid vote despite Rs 750m spent on voter education, by Bhadra Sharma (rep), The holy trinity: The leaders of the three biggest parties in the country right now have firmly consolidated their powers and are virtually unopposed, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep)

19/07/2017: Raped, pregnant and banished, 11-yr-old struggles for justice, by Bidhya Rai (kp), Cabinet expansion: 13 ministries for Congress, Maoist Centre to get 9; Ruling parties to hold talks on statute revision again (kp) [This planned extension means once again a grave violation of the constitution that only allows a council of ministers with 25 persons!!], Cabinet expansion delay irks Dahal: Failure to hold polls on time ‘will end  significance of  the coalition' (kp), Vote on amendment if RJPN pledges to join polls: Ruling parties (rep) [This means nothing without a guaranteed two thirds majority!], Fix it: Pathetic state of Capital’s roads is part of a larger malaise afflicting Nepal’s polity (kp), All in the same vote: To make the third phase of local polls a success, big parties should go to the interior of Province 2, by Deepak Chaudhary (kp), Despite public outrage govt okays Rs 140m for 5 SUVs for EC: No new fleet for President Bhandari, by Bhadra Sharma and Balkrishna Gnawali (rep)

18/07/2017: Bharatpur vote count : Hearing put off until July 23 (kp) [???], Down the drain: Underutilisation and year-end bunching of capital budget are tantamount to financial misuse (kp), 60 percent people in Karnali unaware of Chhaupadi ban: Report (kp) [And govt and administration do nothing to implement it!], National disgrace: A clean or dirty shed is not the issue, the issue is women’s dignity and human rights, by Radha Paudel (kp), EC may extend voter-registration deadline: Poll panel likely to allow out-district registration as well, by Arjun Poudel (ht), Fiscal federalism: Major challenges, by Nirajan Mainali (ht), Fringe parties take strong exception to proposal to retain 240 units (rep), Third time unlucky: There is a chance most Madhesi parties will go out of business, which could help Madhesi public unite behind a common cause, by Sukhdev Shah (rep)

17/07/2017: Search for justice Grave war-era crimes become a matter of international concern in the absence of domestic ability to prosecute them, by Govinda Sharma Bandi (kp), Elected representatives in a fix sans operation procedure (ht), EC re-urges PM to clear legal, administrative hurdles without further delay (rep), PM asks EC to gear up for state, fed polls: Promises Constituency Delimitation Commission ‘within a week or two’ (kp), UML presses for CDC: Says 165  constituencies should be set up as per provision of constitution (kp), Yadav, Bhattarai oppose 240 constituencies (kp), Tug of war: There should be smooth resolution of problems that will arise as local units come into operation (kp), Only organic development can resolve societal contradictions, by Yug Pathak (kp), FSF-N, NSP-N demand statute amendment before polls (ht), RJP-Nepal not in favour of naturalised citizens holding top posts: Thakur (ht), Low spending: Those responsible should own up responsibility and do something to ensure that the development budget is not only spent but spent wisely (ht)

16/07/2017: Provincial, national polls: Revised bills could affect women’s representation, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp), Governing alliance in bid to address RJP-N’s other demands (kp), RJP’s Demand For Multi-nation State: A Recipe For Territorial Disintegration, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn), Hassles in deploying officials to local level: Despite dire warnings, hardly 581 gazetted officials deployed so far, by Binod Ghimire (kp), 50 amendments to Civil Servants Bill (kp), Squatter settlement demolished, by Anup Ojha (kp)

15/07/2017: One year on, language panel incomplete, without Act (kp), Revamping The Political Culture, by Kushal Pokharel (rn), Concerns over upcoming polls as govt misses EC's deadline (rep), EC's new car purchase plan: EC buying 5 SUVs for Rs 110 million, by Bhadra Sharma (rep) [?????]

14/07/2017: Why UML Won Local Elections, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn), Local Governance Act under process (kp), Question of fairness: It is true that self-governance means identifying and raising one’s own resources, and not depending too much on the central government (ht), Three VVIPS have 675 security personnel, spend 18.7 million per month: 285 security personnel for president alone cost Rs 8.2 million a month, 305 personnel for prime minister cost 7.8 million, by KP Dhungana (rep), Jure landslide victims get relief three yrs after disaster (rep)

13/07/2017: Take the long viewIt’s in the interest of all parties to respect inclusive provisions in the constitution (kp), RJP-Nepal in a fix after statute revision ruled out:Party mulling various options: Leaders (kp), Resource, revenue sharing bill opposed: Cutting across party lines, lawmakers condemn bills on centre-state ties (kp), Election expenditure details sought from parties, candidates: Political parties, candidates and elected representatives have to furnish details of poll expenses in 30 days (ht), Monsoon drenching quake victims once again, by Narahari Sapkota (rep)

12/07/2017: NHRC protests govt neglect of its recommendations (kp), Ruling alliance rules out statute revision: Makes it clear to RJP-Nepal leaders that it lacks required numbers (kp), Bill unlikely to be passed ‘any time soon’ (ht), CPN-UML refuses to budge from its stance on statute (ht), Deuba starts homework to expand Cabinet: A joint taskforce of the  ruling Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Centre) has been assigned to allocate the ministries (kp), Ruling alliance needs to improve image after local level election results (ht), Central level project implementation units: Cabinet indecision puts NRA’s plan in limbo (kp), Election bills: Candidates to be barred from race in more than one constituency (kp), Unconvincing: The EC should reconsider its decision and allow the citizens to register their names in the voters roll from a convenient place (ht), Women empowerment: Many barriers, by Prativa Subedi (ht), Civil servants’ 1,400 trips cost taxpayers over Rs 1b: A total of 1,442 civil servants acquired permission from the government to visit over three dozen countries from May 16 to July 11, by Bhadra Sharma and Roshan Sedhai (rep), Flood victims: Were Madhesi protests genuine?, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep)

11/07/2017: TRC, CIEDP seek continuation of local peace panels (kp), TRC opens field office in Lalitpur for Province 3 (ht), 21 pc votes invalid in Biratnagar Metropolitan City (ht), CDC delay likely to hit poll cycle: EC seeks constituency delimitation report by the end of this month, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp) [Govt's intention?], Delayed polls to hinder dev works in Province 2, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp), Constitution amendment: Bid to muster two-third majority in favour of bill (ht), Bharatpur ballot case: Hearing deferred for third time; To be heard on July 17 (kp), The fish rots from the head: A probe into the wealth that officials have amassed will show the depth of corruption, by Suresh Sharma (kp), Her future is our future: When a woman is free to make choices about her life, her children, her family and everybody else will benefit, by Giulia Vallese (kp), No quick fix: Madhesi leaders do disservice to their constituents when they time and again ask “Are we there, yet?”, by Mukesh Khanal (rep)

10/07/2017: #NotMyFederalism: Govt-tabled bill gives 85-90 percent of income generated from local resources to the centre (kp), Amendment proposal should be rewritten, says SSF-N (kp), UML firm against charter revision bill: Leaders say govt trying to endorse amendments without main oppn, by Sanjeev Giri (kp), UML’s Responsibility On Amendment, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn), Thapa hints at backing proposal (kp), Two election related laws forwarded to Cabinet (kp), Nepal Army’s plan to run FM radio triggers debate, by Anil Giri (kp), Local transformations: Extreme caution and constant improvement are necessary until local government is established as a self-maintained system, by Jagannath Acharya and Hemant Ojha (kp), UML wants early polls as it has done well; NC wants to defer them for same reason, interview with Krishna Hachhethu (kp), Transitional justice: An uphill task, by Roshni Kapur (ht), Frequent poll deferrals cost Rs 4 billion, by Bhadra Sharma (rep)

09/07/2017: New structure, lack of laws put local representatives in a bind, by Ashok Dahal (rep), Govt delays essential local governance laws: Kathmandu mayor says their hands are tied in the lack of laws. Local councils are unable to take policy decisions (kp) [Which government? An incompetent PM does not make up a govt!], FinMin requested to make arrangement for local bodies (kp), Govt, opposition in tussle over constitution amendment (rep), The numbers game begins once again: Governing parties scramble to secure two-thirds votes to amend statute (kp), Ruling parties intensify efforts to ensure passage (ht), Oppn parties set to oppose amendment bill in Parliament (ht), Proposal not acceptable: Oli (ht), Ruling coalition expedites talks: A Maoist Centre leadert says the ruling coalition witll oush the amendment bill before Cabinet expansion (kp), Local Polls Resounding Success For UML, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn), Prez Bhandari seeks Rs 160 million to buy new presidential fleet, by Roshan Sedhai (rep) [?? But still no money for the majority of quake victims!!], Quake victims forced to live in landslide-prone areas, by Narahari Sapkota (rep) [!!!], Chhaupadi: A tradition that continues to claim women's live, by Govinda KC (rep), Poor Nepali Dalits: Only special packages for poverty-reduction among Dalits will bring meaningful change in their lives, by Hira Vishwakarma (rep)

08/07/2017: RJP-N applies at EC for party registration: Governing parties seek one week to make efforts to address concerns (kp), Govt in bid to amend constitution by July 31, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht), Deuba strikes back! The Prime Monster doesn’t have Gyanu Uncle to fire him again. He knows that as long as he makes our CA members happy, they will support him, by Guffadi (kp), The Second-phase Local Election, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km)

07/07/2017: No roof over their heads, by Anish Tiwari (kp), Post-quake reconstruction fails to pick up pace, by Sanjeev Giri (kp), Quake victims spending third monsoon in tents, by Narahari Sapkota (rep), Nepal in a fix as Gulf rivals seek support, by Anil Giri (kp), Power without paisa: The Big Three threaten to roll back decentralisation by cutting off money supply to newly elected local councils, by Om Astha Rai (nt), Stingy budget: Power has been devolved to local units, but they have not received matching funding, by Khimlal Devkota (kp), Function without finance, by Khim Lal Devkota (nt), Devolution revolution (nt), Lack of laws hindering local level reps from exercising rights (ht), Election fervor returns as RJPN mulling to register party, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep), The joke is on us, by Gunjan Upadhyay (rep), A 3-party state (nt), Storms Ahead: With the completion of the second round of local election, politics is going back to some new power game again, by Keshab Poudel (sp), Unique Local Governance Model: Nepal does not fit in any of Nico’s criteria set out in his report on a dialogue on comparative local governance system in federations that was published in 2005, by Surya Dhungel (sp)

06/07/2017: The long road: The dominance of major parties might bring some political stability, but it has its pitfalls (kp), RJP-N scrambles to make sense of its own decision:  Leaders from Provinces 5 and 7 question whether boycotting polls was a right move; Second phase of local elections cause skeletons to tumble out of the party’s closet; For Madhes-based forces, finding a way to keep agenda alive becoming an uphill task, by Anil Giri (kp), Rift in RJP-N on contents of party statute: Plan to register with EC deferred, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht), RJPN to contest polls, amendment or no (rep), Dwindling Influence Of RJP-N, by Uttam Maharjan (rn), RJPN candidate wins elections, by Kiran Man Bajracharya (rep), Valley’s heritage sites stare at Unesco ‘danger list’ (kp), Tardy rebuilding efforts put monuments in peril, by Samipa Khanal (kp), CDC to be formed soon: Home minister (kp) [??], Ministerial portfolio sharing triggers rift within ruling NC, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep) [Typical NC behaviour!!]

05/07/2017: EC wants poll dates by first week of August (kp), EC asks govt to give laws and fix polls date (ht), Preferred Political Forces, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn), All’s well, soldier: There was no need to bring out the troops during the second phase of local elections, by Randhir Chaudhary (kp), 20 per cent votes cast in KMC invalid (ht) [Such percentage calls the whole local elections into question!!], Locals of Province 2 disappointed with poll deferral, by Suresh Yadav (rep), UML may support constitution amendment, says Gyawali: Demands withdrawal of proposal, redrafting with opposition’s consent (kp), Strike affects normal life in Rolpa, by Dinesh Subedi (rep), Politics of hubris: We have a number of politicians who think election is all about money and muscle, and this ails Nepali politics, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep)

04/07/2017: Dissatisfaction brewing in RJP-Nepal? Tripathi threatens to quit party (kp) [Refusing to ask for the people's mandate leaves this party as an unimportant lot without democratic legitimisation!], RJPN in confusion over next step: RJPN fielded candidacies in more than 20 local units including in Rupendehi and Kapilvastu but has not won even a single seat until fourth day of the vote count on Monday (rep), Gachchhadar, Yadav maintain influence in their regions, by Amar Khadka (rep), Nationalist stand, weak NC leadership helped UML in polls, by Ashok Dahal (rep), What The Local Elections Say, by Prem Khatry (rn), Deuba sends social media into frenzy: PM goes blunt on Sajha Sawal, heckles members of the audience, by Sanjeev Giri (kp)

03/07/2017: Lost in reconciliation: There are widespread fears that the new TRC offices in the provinces won’t deliver much (kp), All swept away, got nothing to eat, say Saptari flood victims, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp), Call to ensure citizens’ right to information (ht), Seven dead, four missing in flooding, landslides (kp), Local Polls: Birth Of Local Government, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn), Third-phase elections: Too many invalid votes, by Birendra P. Mishra (ht), The Oliogocal train: Political economy of Oliology is oligopolistic, part of proto-fascist movement that combines xenophobia, chauvinism, communalism and ethno-nationalism, by CK Lal (rep)

02/07/2017: Political cynicism: and stagnation: Empty narratives of peace without the practice of justice will not result in a stable future, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp), TRC opens offices in seven provinces, members to lead, by Binod Ghimire (kp), 2nd Phase Of Local Poll: People Dump Extremist Forces, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn), Deuba’s advantage: Nepal is in dire need of leaders who preach and practise reconciliation rather than divisiveness, by Jainendra Jeevan (kp), Insecure scribes: Even after a decade of end of armed conflict many journalists still feel insecure and are forced to practice self-censorship, by Laxman Datt Pant (rep)

01/07/2017: EC proposes holding all elections by Nov 23 (kp), EC moots deadlines for provincial, central polls, by Bhadra Sharma (rep), Hold provincial, parliamentary polls before December: EC (ht), Parliament and Provincial Assembly elections not possible in single phase: CEC Yadav (ht), UML, NC in tight race, Maoists distant third: The main opposition is ahead in Provinces 1 and 5  while the NC is better placed in Province 7 (kp), Will major forces win west Tarai? Regional parties trail in early race, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp), RJP-Nepal not to withdraw support to Deuba-led government in haste, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht) [What at all is the importance of RJP-N after it refused to ask for the people's mandate?], Cabinet expansion likely next week: Senior Congress leaders say PM Deuba is waiting for party General Secretary Shashank Koirala’s arrival from a foreign visit (kp) [Obviously, there is no need of more ministers as Deuba's first three weeks in office have proved!], Gorkhaland And Madhes Movements, by Kushal Pokharel (rn)

See also older links (January-June 2017)

Elections in Nepal: 2017 Local Elections, Frequently Asked Questions, by International Foundation for Electoral Systems, 10 May 2017

“Building inequality": The failure of the Nepali government to protect the marginalised in post-earthquake reconstruction efforts (Amnesty International 25/04/2017)

"What I want is for the government to help". Nepal: Ensure the right to adequate housing for the marginalised in post-earthquake Nepal (Amnesty International 25/04/2017)

Two steps forward, one step back
The Nepal peace process
, by Deepak Thapa and Alexander Ramsbotham. Accord 26, March 2017

Serious Crimes in Nepal’s Criminal Code Bill, 2014. A Briefing Paper by International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), March 2017

Statement on renewed escalation in Tarai, by Surya Subedi (in Nepali and English, originally: Kantipur, 9 March 2017)

Nepal 2016 Human Rights Report, by US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, 3 March 2017

Nepal 206/17, report by Amnesty International, 22 February 2017

Nepal: extending transitional justice commissions without granting real powers betrays trust of victims, by International Commission of Jurists, 10  February 2017

Nepal: Decade After Peace, Scant Progress On Justice; Political Parties Fail to Deliver on Promises, by Human Rights Watch, 18 October 2016

Statement on the CIAA and reports on investigation of Social Science Baha (SSB) and Alliance for Social Dialogue (ASD) (BNAC 01/10/2016)

“Our Time to Sing and Play”: Child Marriage in Nepal, by Human Rights Watch, 7 September 2016 [see also video]

Supporting Safety of Journalists in Nepal. Paris, August 2016

Nepal - Torture and Coerced Confessions, by Amnesty International, 19 July 2016

The Torture and Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment (Control) Bill, 2014. A Briefing Paper by International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), June 2016

Nepal 2015 Human Rights Report, by US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, 14 April 2016

International Crisis Group: Nepal’s Divisive New Constitution: An Existential Crisis, Asia Report N°276. Brussels, 4 April 2016

INSEC Yearbook 2016 (19 February 2016)

HRW: World Report 2016, Nepal chapter (27 January 2016)

Constitution of Nepal 2015 (unofficial translation by Secretariat of the Constituent Assembly)

BNAC Statement: End the Political Crisis in Nepal and Indo-Nepal Relations (9 November 2015)

International Crisis Group: Nepal: Conflict Alert, Brussels, 2 September 2015)

1st draft of new constitution (07/07/2015, unofficial translation)

Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction (MoPR)

Ways to destroy a nation: bandh calendar

Tracking national and international funding, a tool by Open Nepal Initiative, Young Innovations

Human Rights Watch: Silenced and Forgotten  Survivors of Nepal’s Conflict-Era Sexual Violence. September 23, 2014

International Commission of Jurists (ICJ): Justice denied: The 2014 Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons, Truth and Reconciliation Act. Geneva, May 2014

U.S. Department of State: Nepal 2013 Human Rights Report

International Commission of Jurists (ICJ): Authority without accountability: The struggle for justice in Nepal. Geneva, 29 October 2013

Missing persons in Nepal: Updated list 2013. Report by ICRC, 30 August 2013

Nepal Armed Violence Assessment, by Small Arms Survey, Switzerland

Amnesty International: Nepal: The search for justice. London, 10 January 2013

International Commission of Jurists (ICJ): Compromising justice: Nepal's proposed ordinance on commission on disappeared persons, truth and reconciliation. Geneva, October 2012

OHCHR: Nepal Conflict Report. Geneva, October 2012

International Crisis Group: Nepal's constitution (I): Evolution not revolution. Asia Report No. 233 – 27 August 2012

International Crisis Group: Nepal's constitution (II): The expanding political matrix. Asia Report No. 234 – 27 August 2012

International Crisis Group: Nepal’s Peace Process: The Endgame Nears. Asia Briefing No. 131, 13 December 2011

Adding Insult to Injury: Continued Impunity for Wartime Abuses, report by Human Rights Watch and Advocacy Forum, 01/12/2011

International Crisis Group: Nepal: From two armies to one. Asia Report No. 211, 18 August 2011

International Crisis Group: Nepal’s Fitful Peace Process, Asia Briefing No. 120, Kathmandu/Brussels, 7 April 2011

International Crisis Group. Nepal: Identity politics and federalism. Asia Report No. 199, 13 January 2011

International Crisis Group. Nepal's political rites of passage. Asia Report No. 194, 29 September 2010

International Crisis Group. Nepal: Peace and justice. Asia Report No. 184, 14 January 2010

Report of the Secretary-General on the request of Nepal for United Nations assistance in support of its peace process. 7 January 2010

The Carter Center International Observation Mission in Nepal. First Interim Report. 26 August 2009

UNDP. Nepal Human Development Report 2009, 17 August 2009

International Crisis Group. Nepal’s Future: In Whose Hands? Asia Report No. 173, 13 August 2009 [see complete report]

International Commission of Jurists. Disappearances in Nepal: Addressing the past, securing the future. Briefing paper, March 2009

International Crisis Group. Nepal's Faltering Peace Process. Asia Report No. 163, 19 February 2009 [see full report as PDF file]

Prabin K. Prajapati. Feminist Movements from Global to Local: Has it helped Women Empowerment Process? Patriarchy and Status of Nepali Women. Lund University, Sweden, November 2008

Prabin K. Prajapati. An open letter to prime Minister Prachanda from a victim of People’s War. Lund University, Sweden, 9 September 2008

Prabin K. Prajapati. Development Challenges in New Sociopolitical Structure: A Case of Nepal. Lund University, Sweden, August 2008

International Crisis Group. Nepal’s Election: A Peaceful Revolution? Asia Report No. 155, 3 July 2008 [full text]

International Crisis Group. Nepal’s New Political Landscape. Asia Report No. 156, 3 July 2008 [full text]

United Nations Security Council. Report of the Secretary-General on the request of Nepal for United Nations assistance in support of its peace process. 12 May 2008

Conflict Study Center. Nepal's CA Polls on Third Attempt and Its Challenges. Situation Update 68 (Unedited Version), April 4, 2008

International Crisis Groups. Nepal’s Election and Beyond. Asia Report No. 149, 2 April 2008 [full text as pdf]

Conflict Study Center. Key Parties' Manifestos to CA Polls in Nepal: Comparative Study of the Maoist, UML and NC. Kathmandu, 28 March 2008

Amnesty International. Fear for safety / fear of torture or ill-treatment/ possible enforced disappearance: Tsering Dhondup (m) aged 27. Urgent Action, 27 March 2008

Tek Tamrakar. Federalism with a Dalit perspective. 25 March 2008

Prabin K. Prajapati. Political transition in Nepal: Chances of Resembling Faustian Model of Development. Lund University, Sweden, March 2008

Prabin K. Prajapati. Text and Pretext of New Nepal. Lund University, Sweden, January 2008

Manjushree Thapa. Frieden ist mehr als eine Wahl. Bono-Direkthilfe e.V., 19.12.2007

International Crisis Group. Nepal: Peace Postponed. Asia Briefing No. 72, 18 December 2007

Human Rights and Security Challenges. FES, News Update, 4 December 2008

Krämer, Karl-Heinz. Chancen für eine positive Entwicklung des Friedensprozesses in Nepal. FES, November 2007

Colette Rausch, Shobhakar Budhathoki and Karon Cochran-Budhathoki. Nepal In Transition : Strengthening Security and the Rule of Law. Findings of Nepal Police - Civil Society Dialogue. USIP, Public Report, September 2007

Prabin K. Prajapati. Is Nepalese politics going towards anarchism? A view on CA election postponement. Lund University, Sweden, October 2007

Karon Cochran-Budhathoki and Scott Worden. Transitional Justice in Nepal: A Look at the International Experience of Truth Commissions. USIPeace Briefing, September 2007

Prabin K. Prajapati. CA Election and New Nepal: A Review from Perspective of Democratic Practice. Lund University, Sweden, September 2007

Karon Cochran-Budhathoki and Colette Rausch. Constituent Assembly Elections and Security in Nepal. USIPeace Briefing, August 2007

Amnesty International. Reconciliation does not mean impunity: A Memorandum on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Bill. 13 August 2007

Canada Forum for Nepal. Send message of unity to Nepal. 6 August 2007

Human Rights Home. Letter to British Ambassador Andrew Hall. 24 July 2007

International Crisis Group. Nepal's troubled Tarai region. Asia Report No. 136, 9 July 2007

Prabin K. Prajapati. YCL, Eight Parties and People's Mandate. Lund, Sweden, July 2007

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