Press Release of the Expansion of the Interim Constitution Draft Committee

Country/entity
Nepal
Region
Asia and Pacific
Agreement name
Press Release of the Expansion of the Interim Constitution Draft Committee
Date
15/07/2006
Agreement status
Multiparty signed/agreed
Agreement/conflict level
Intrastate/intrastate conflict (Nepalese Insurgency (1996 - 2006)
Inspired by the Maoist insurgency in Peru in the early 1990s, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) – CPN(M) – declared war on the Nepalese government in February 1996. A key demand was the transformation of Nepal from a monarchy into a ‘People’s Republic’. Following a pronounced Maoist military strategy, the CPN(M) focused their insurgency on the rural areas. They gained significantly in strength and it took heavy international military support to stabilize the Nepalese government in 2002. After public protests escalated in Kathmandu in 2004, the Nepalese King Gyanendra took authoritarian control over the government. In the cities, a strong popular movement for democracy emerged, forcing the government into fast progressing peace negations in 2006 that concluded with the signing of a Comprehensive Peace Accord on 21 November 2006.
Nepalese Insurgency (1996 - 2006) )
Stage
Implementation/renegotiation (Other: expansion of membership of existing committee)
Conflict nature
Government
Peace process
88: Nepal peace process
Parties
On behalf of the CPN (Maoist) Negotiating Team, Name: Krishna Bahadu
On behalf of the Government of Nepal Negotiating Team, Name: Krishna Prasad Mahara Sitaula
Third parties
Description
A short press release detailing agreement to expand the membership and timeline for the Interim Constitution Draft Committee on 15/07/06

Agreement document
NP_060715_expansion of interim constitution committee.pdf

Main category
No specific mention, but several women added to the Interim Constitution drafting Committee, and secondary literature suggests this was due to lobbying on the absence of women

Page 1, Women added:

2. Ms. Puspa Bhusal Member
3. Ms. Sushila Karki Member
4. Ms. Chhatra Kumari Gurung Member
5. Ms. Shanta Rai Member
6. Mr. Sunil Prajapati Member
7. Mr. Parshuram Jha Member
8. Mr. Chandeshwar Shrestha Member
9. Mr. Kumar Yonjan Tamang Member

Women, girls and gender

Participation
No specific mention.
Equality
No specific mention.
Particular groups of women
No specific mention.
International law
No specific mention.
New institutions
No specific mention.
Violence against women
No specific mention.
Transitional justice
No specific mention.
Institutional reform
Constitution-making/reform
No specific mention, but several women added to the Interim Constitution drafting Committee, and secondary literature suggests this was due to lobbying on the absence of women Page 1, Women added: 2. Ms. Puspa Bhusal Member 3. Ms. Sushila Karki Member 4. Ms. Chhatra Kumari Gurung Member 5. Ms. Shanta Rai Member 6. Mr. Sunil Prajapati Member 7. Mr. Parshuram Jha Member 8. Mr. Chandeshwar Shrestha Member 9. Mr. Kumar Yonjan Tamang Member
Development
No specific mention.
Implementation
Other
No specific mention, but several women added to the Interim Constitution drafting Committee, and secondary literature suggests this was due to lobbying on the absence of women

Page 1, Women added:

2. Ms. Puspa Bhusal Member
3. Ms. Sushila Karki Member
4. Ms. Chhatra Kumari Gurung Member
5. Ms. Shanta Rai Member
6. Mr. Sunil Prajapati Member
7. Mr. Parshuram Jha Member
8. Mr. Chandeshwar Shrestha Member
9. Mr. Kumar Yonjan Tamang Member
Other
No specific mention.

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