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    Positive Government Responses to COVID-19

    May 27, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic does not have to be a crisis for human rights. In the context of widespread adoption of emergency laws and other extraordinary measures to respond to the pandemic, many governments have demonstrated that it is possible to safeguard rights while effectively countering the virus. This briefer shares positive practices that governments should follow in responding to COVID-19, along with selected examples of these practices.

    The Law Affecting Civil Society in Asia

    April 21, 2020

    Made up of more than 40 countries, Asia defies easy categorization. On the one hand, many countries are home to vibrant civil society sectors. On the other hand, in too many countries, state regulatory controls on civil society are becoming increasingly restrictive.

    Civic Freedom Digest: Trends in the Asia-Pacific Region

    February 21, 2020

    In this issue of the Civic Freedom Digest, ICNL highlights some of the key challenges and opportunities for civic freedoms across the Asia-Pacific region.

    Coalitions for Change in Nepal

    December 19, 2019

    In 2018, the Government of Nepal presented a draft National Integrity Policy. The policy, if adopted, would have restricted the functioning, operations, and activities of local and international civil society organizations.

    2018-2019 Annual Report

    December 19, 2019

    Our 2018-2019 annual report aims to highlight the progress civil society is making to counter restrictions and expand civic space.

    Nepal

    July 19, 2018

    Assessment of the Legal Environment for Civil Society and Media in Nepal

    June 26, 2017

    This assessment examines the legal environment for civil society and the media in Nepal from May 2016 to March 2017.

    Enabling Environment National Assessment

    January 1, 2017

    The Enabling Environment National Assessment (EENA) is an action-oriented research tool designed to assess the legal, regulatory and policy environment for civil society.

    Bill Made to Provide for the Social Welfare Council

    October 30, 2016

    1 Bill made to provide for the Social Welfare Council Preamble: Whereas, it is expedient to make law related to social welfare to promote participation […]

    Development Cooperation Policy 2014

    December 3, 2015

    Development cooperation has played a vital role in Nepal’s overall development efforts over the past 6 decades. However, enhancement of development cooperation effectiveness to deliver […]

    A Global Assault on Nonprofits

    November 30, 2015

    This Journal of Democracy article, written by ICNL President Douglas Rutzen in November 2015, summarizes recent developments in the global crackdown on civil society.

    Tax Act

    October 28, 2015

    www.lawcommission.gov.np www.lawcommission.gov.np 1 !Income Tax Act, 2058 (2002) Date of Authentication and the Publication 2058-12-29-2 (18 April, 2002) An Act Made to Amend and Consolidate […]

    “Like we are not Nepali”- Protests and Police Crackdown in the Terai Region of Nepal

    October 16, 2015

    This 2015 report from Human Rights Watch examines the government response to protests staged over Nepal's new constitution in August and September 2015.

    Constitution of Nepal

    September 29, 2015

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    Constitution

    September 24, 2015

    Unofficial translat ion CONSTITUTION OF NEPA L 2015 Constituent Assembly Secretariat Singha Durbar UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATI ON BY Unofficial translat ion Table of Content PREAMBLE ________________________________ […]

    How to Protect and Expand an Enabling Environment

    June 27, 2014

    [ 1 ] HOW TO PROTECT AND EXPAND AN ENABLING ENVIRONMENT nepal [ 2 ] [ 3 ] Over the past five years, Nepalese civil […]

    Public Security Act

    February 3, 2013

    www.lawcommis sion.gov.np 1 www.lawcommis sion.gov.np Public Security Act, 2046 (1989) Date of Authe ntica tion a nd P ublica tion 2046-6-11 (27 Sept. 1989) Amendments, […]

    Public Security Rules

    February 3, 2013

    www.lawcommission.gov.np 1 Public Security Rules, 2058 (2001) Date of Publication in the Nepal Gazette 2058.2.22(4 Jun, 2001) His Majesty’s Go vern ment, in exercise the […]

    Police Rules

    February 3, 2013

    www.lawcommission.gov.np 1 www.lawcommission.gov.np Police Rules, 2049 (1992) Date of Publication in the Nepal Gazette 2049.9.6 (21 Dec. 1992) Amendments 1. Police (First Amendment) Rules, 2049 […]

    Local Administration Act

    February 3, 2013

    www.lawcommis sion.gov.np 1 www.lawcommis sion.gov.np Local Administration Act, 2028 (1971) Date of Authe ntica tion a nd P ublica tion 2028.4.20 (5 Aug. 1971) Amendments: […]

    Civil Rights Act

    February 3, 2013

    1 Civil Rights Act, 2012 (1955) Date of Authentication Date of publication in Gaz ette 2012.7.18 (1955 Nov.4) 2012.8.13 (1955 Dec.3) Amendments 1. Fore igners […]

    The Companies Act

    November 28, 2012

    1 THE COMPANIES ACT, 2063 (2006) Date of Authentication: 2063.7.17.6 7 kartik 2063 ( 3 November 2006) 1. The Act Amending Some Nepal Acts, 2064 […]

    Local Self Governance Act

    November 28, 2012

    Local Self Govern ance Act, 2055 (1999) An Act made to provide for Local Self Governance Preamble: Whereas, it is expedient to: Make provisions conducive […]

    The Social Welfare Act

    November 28, 2012

    www.lawcommis sion.gov.np 1 The Social Welfare Act, 2049 (1992) Date of Authentication and publicati on Date of Authentication and publicati on Date of Authentication and […]

    Value Added Tax Act

    November 18, 2012

    www.lawcommission.gov.np www.lawcommission.gov.np 1 Value Added Tax Act, 2052 (1996) [Amended by Financial Act, 2068 (2011)] Date of Authentication and the Publication 2068.7.03 (27 Oct. 2011) […]

    Income Tax Act

    November 18, 2012

    www.lawcommission.gov.np www.lawcommission.gov.np 1 Income Tax Act, 2058 (2002) [Amended by Financial Act, 2068 (2011)] Date of Authentication and the Publication 2068.7.03(27 Oct.2011) An Act Made […]

    Income Tax Act – Tax Deduction at Source

    November 18, 2012

    INCOME TAX ACT 2058 TAX DEDUCTION AT SOURCE (TDS) “Paying tax is not just a legal responsibility, but also a matter of earning respect.” HIS […]

    Interim Constitution

    November 18, 2012

    www.la wco mmission.go v.np www.la wco mmission.go v.np 1 The Interim Constitution of Nepal, 2063 (2007) Date of Authenticati on and publication 2063-10- 01 ( […]

    Interim Constitution

    November 18, 2012

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    The Interim Government of Nepal Act

    November 18, 2012

    www.lawcommission.gov.np 1 www.lawcommission.gov.np The Interim Government of Nepal Act In pursuance of Section 15 of Interim Go vern ment of Nepal, Third Amendment, Act, 2010, […]

    Associations Registration Act

    November 18, 2012

    www.lawcommissiongov.np 1 www.lawcommissiongov.np Associations Registration Act, 2034 (1977) Date of Authe ntica tion 2034-5-27 (Sept. 12, 1977) Amendments 1. Judicial Administration Reform (Fourth Amendment) Act, […]

    Extradition Act

    November 18, 2012

    The Asian Development Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co -operation and Development do not guarantee the accuracy of this document and accept no responsibility […]

    The Prevention of Corruption Act

    November 18, 2012

    The Pre vention of Corruption Act, 2059 (2002 A.D) Date of Authenticati on and publication 3 Asadha, 2059 (J une 17, 2002) Act number 1 […]

    Guidelines for Organizing Project Advisory Committee (PAC) Meetings

    August 13, 2012

    Guidelines for organizing Project Advisory Committee (PAC) Meetings The provision of central and district level project advisory committees (CPACDPAC) is mandatory in the case of […]

    Asset (Money) Laundering Prevention Rules

    August 7, 2012

    Asset (Money) Laundering Prevention Rules, 2009 1 In exercise of the power under Section 46 of Asset (Money) Laundering Prevention Act, 2008, the Government of […]

    Asset (Money) Laundering Prevention Act

    July 11, 2012

    Asset (Money) Laundering Prevention Act, 2008 Date of Authentication and publication: 14 Magh, 2064 (28 January, 2008) First Amendment: 2011, Amending Act: Asset (Money) Laundering […]

    Country Report: Non Governmental Organizationss Bewildered

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Non Governmental Organizations Movement in Nepal: An Analysis of Non Governmental Organizations Legal Framework

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    Laws and Regulations Governing Non Governmental Organizationss in Nepal: Non Governmental Organizationss Bewildered, Nepalese Case

    December 1, 2011

    This document has been provided by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). ICNL is the leading source for information on th e legal environment […]

    A Reflection on the Legal Framework for Civil Society in Nepal

    June 1, 2011

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 13, Issue 3, June 2011 By Uttam Uprety[1] Introduction Whether in formal or informal gatherings, open expression of […]

    Philanthropy and Law in South Asia: Key Themes and Key Choices

    February 1, 2005

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 7, Issue 2, February 2005 By Mark Sidel and Iftekhar Zaman* Philanthropy and Law in South Asia – […]

    Country Reports: Asia Pacific

    December 1, 1998

    The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law Volume 1, Issue 2, December 1998 Regional CIVICUS Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly CIVICUS held its second Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly in […]