Constitutional Developments in a Himalayan Kingdom: The Experience of Nepal

COMPARATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL TRADITIONS OF SOUTH ASIA, S. Khilnani, V. Raghavan, A. Thiruvengadam, eds., Oxford University Press, 2010

SOAS School of Law Research Paper No. 09-2010

30 Pages Posted: 11 Jul 2010  

Mara Malagodi

The City Law School

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

This article provides an account of Nepal’s constitutional developments over the years in the light of the ‘interaction between indigenous law and transplanted law’. It seeks to maintain a comparative perspective, especially within the South Asian context, and reflects upon the modalities of the political transformations that have occurred in Nepal over the past 250 years, with particular reference to the influence of external legal and political concepts. Imported models have been progressively implanted into autochthonous juridical and political structures, and the interplay of different systems has generated a situation of legal pluralism in Nepal.

Suggested Citation

Malagodi, Mara, Constitutional Developments in a Himalayan Kingdom: The Experience of Nepal (2009). COMPARATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL TRADITIONS OF SOUTH ASIA, S. Khilnani, V. Raghavan, A. Thiruvengadam, eds., Oxford University Press, 2010; SOAS School of Law Research Paper No. 09-2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1638138 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1638138

Mara Malagodi (Contact Author)

The City Law School ( email )

London, EC1V OHB
United Kingdom

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