Jaap de Visser presents on Federal Nepal in Kathmandu

On 24 February, Prof Jaap de Visser delivered a presentation to a group of 70 academics, civil society representatives and government officials in Kathmandu, Nepal. The meeting was convened by the Forum of Federations in support of the process to implement the new Constitution of Nepal, which envisages a federal structure and constitutionally recognised local government. Prof De Visser discussed key provisions of the Constitution of Nepal and highlighted the experience of South Africa and other African countries.

He focused in particular on the demarcation of provinces and the division of powers between national and provincial governments. He was flanked by speakers from India and Nepal as well Ambassador Dutton, representing the government of Canada in Nepal.