The Interim Constitution of Nepal came into force on January 15, 2007. At present, the elected Constituent Assembly is in the process of drafting a new Constitution. Article 4 of the Interim Constitution declares Nepal to be ‘an independent, indivisible, sovereign, secular, inclusive and a fully democratic state.’ Article 63(4) of the Interim Constitution states that the Constituent Assembly shall include representation of marginalised groups, including women, and that at least one third of the Assembly should comprise of women. Nepal has not been able to meet the deadlines set for establishing a new Constitution as yet.
Reports submitted by Nepal to the CEDAW Commitee and Concluding Observations