Dewan Rai

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Dewan Rai is a senior correspondent for The Record. He tweets at @rdewan

The new coronavirus strain is here but Nepal has other things...

The government has relaxed all safety measures and is preoccupied with a political crisis, even as the UK variant of the coronavirus is believed to be much more infectious

Here’s what the drafters of the constitution have to say about...

With formal hearings at the Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality of Oli’s dissolution of the House beginning, The Record spoke to the writers of the statute for their take on possible interpretations.

When will Nepal get its COVID-19 vaccines? Not anytime soon.

As no formal orders have been placed and no agreements drawn up, even the Health Minister is looking to the gods.

Justice-seeking in the time of covid

The coronavirus pandemic has become yet another excuse for the government to delay long-overdue investigations into war-era crimes

The NHRC finally lists rights abusers publicly, but will the perpetrators...

The commission’s recently published list of rights abusers who remain unpunished shines a light on the culture of impunity that has plagued the country for far too long

A heavy-handed central government continues to undermine the spirit of federalism

Throughout the Covid crisis, the centre has refused to devolve power, creating more obstacles in response mechanisms than resolving them

Bailed out by blood money

The state’s practice of paying out compensations to protect its personnel from prosecution prevents actual justice from being delivered and helps promote a culture of impunity

Enabling impunity

Politicians have mastered the art of exploiting the nexus between themselves and prosecutors to always remain beyond the arm of the law

How the state continues to dispossess Chepangs

The forceful eviction of landless Chepangs from protected forest areas is a violation of their constitutional rights

Dereliction of duty

A recently released parliamentary report points out many lapses in how the police handled the recent murders of Dalits in Rukum