Professor and Barrister Surya P. Subedi, QC, OBE, has been invited to deliver a public lecture on ‘Human Rights and Constitutionalism in Nepal’ at the London School of Economics and Political Science on 13 February 2019 at 6 pm. Registration is mandatory to attend the lecture.
In recent years, Nepal has gone through its share of tragedies. It has experimented with liberalism and communism, and adopted an ambitious Constitution designed to usher the country from a Monarchy to a Republic, and from a unitary system to a federal structure. The Constitution enshrines a long list of rights, and the country has ratified most major international human rights treaties.
However, the question that arises is: how democratic is this Constitution, and is it robust enough to guarantee basic freedoms such as the freedom of speech? These are the questions that Professor Subedi will address in his lecture.