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Defend Freedom of Expression

We, the undersigned journalists, writers, historians, and activists from south Asia, are deeply concerned about the use of “contempt of court” law to curb freedom of expression. The conviction and sentencing on 2 December 2014 of Dhaka-based journalist David Bergman by the International Crimes...

Aastam Declaration

[An announcement by concerned citizens in relation to the current political and social transition in Nepal.] The first Constituent Assembly (CA) came to an unsuccessful conclusion amidst numerous uncertainties and distancing between the political parties. In the existing political vacuum and...

The Life and Death of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal

The working of the Sambidhan Sabha of Nepal provides a guide on how not to write a constitution. The Constituent Assembly was meant to be a place for discovery, healing and nation-building but ended up a divisive arena that neglected jurisprudence and succumbed to radical populism.

Absolute Monarchy to Absolute Democracy

King Gyanendra has taken the people of Nepal down a disastrous course. Nepali society must be returned to complete democratic rule, for this provides the only means to tackle the raging rebellion and promote social and economic progress. In order to stop a complete unravelling of the Nepali future, political parties backed by civil society must wrest t
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