As Nepal is rich in tradition, nature and culture, it is also rich in laws and legal customs. But only a few efforts have been made to realize this. Under a team led by secretary Mohan Banjade, Nepal Law Commission has created a website with an aim to make it a legal archive of the country.
Officially launched in June 6, 2009, Nepal Law Commission’s website www.lawcommission.gov.np has already been visited by more than half a million people. On an average, 4,000 visitors log on to the website.
The website consists of all kinds of laws in Nepali and English as well as regulations and other documents. It has all constitutions in English and Nepali version promulgated except the interim constitution of 2007.
It has already added more than 200 laws and constitutions in its website. There are financial acts as well as other acts with amendments. People even from remote parts of Nepal with access to electricity and computer can log onto the website. Similarly, the foreigners can log in from every part of the world.
“This website is completely run by the government. This is an example of how the government can contribute to the rule of law, good governance and accountability,” said Udaya Raj Sapkota, under secretary. “We need to do a lot of work and this is just a beginning.”
The website is now Nepal’s face which can show to the world that it has its own long history of rule of law and drafting of the laws and constitution.