Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process
Publication date: 
2017
Accord issue: 
Issue 26
Author: 

Dipendra Jha compares Nepal’s 2007 and 2015 constitutions and the trajectory of commitments made to social inclusion. Focusing on key issues of quotas for marginalised communities, guarantees of representation, and implementation, he argues that the 2015 Constitution has rowed back on some of the progressive provisions to emerge in the 2007 Constitution. Jha expects continued and sustained opposition to the 2015 Constitution, with many identity groups unhappy with the new statute.