Inclusive Constitution Building: Identifying Common Ground through Political Dialogues on Contentious Constitutional Issues & Indigenous Peoples’ Concerns in Nepal

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Published: 
15 June 2015
Language: 
English
Pages: 
44
Author(s): 
Nerine Guinée
Co-Publisher(s): 
Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities

This report outlines some of the major disagreements that have arisen during the constitution-building process in Nepal, at times severely threatening the peace process.

It also shows that bringing together opposing groups and finding common ground among them is possible.

Based on a series of political dialogues organized by the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) and International IDEA, the report describes steps taken to create a safe space for meaningful interaction and the resulting consensus that was reached on some of Nepal’s most pressing issues.

Contents

1. Introduction

2. The dialogues

3. The dialogues: issues and outcomes

4. Conclusion