Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Category: hp; richard albert; nepal; federalism; constitutionmaking

  • Nepal’s Constitutional Future

    Yesterday, Nepali Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai dissolved the Constituent Assembly after it failed to create a new constitution by its midnight deadline. Prime Minister Bhattarai subsequently scheduled elections to form a new assembly in November. The principal challenge of constitutional design in Nepal concerns federalism, specifically the promise and peril of creating an ethnic-based federalism to manage the country’s ethnic diversity.