Drafting Nepal's Language Policy: Non-Federal Options Might Provide a Better Response to Local Needs

8:2 Federations 26-28

3 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2017

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Sujit Choudhry

Center for Global Constitutionalism, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

Language will be one of the most important issues for the writers of Nepal’s new constitution. In grappling with it, there are in fact two sets of questions for Nepal to discuss. First, what does official language status actually mean? Second, how can constitutional design respond to linguistic diversity—in particular, what is the relationship between official language policies and federalism? This article explores these issues.

Suggested Citation

Choudhry, Sujit, Drafting Nepal's Language Policy: Non-Federal Options Might Provide a Better Response to Local Needs (2009). 8:2 Federations 26-28. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3026164

Sujit Choudhry (Contact Author)

Center for Global Constitutionalism, WZB Berlin Social Science Center ( email )

Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin, 10785
Germany

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