With the history of over a century of practicing the law and over 60 years of modern laws, Nepal is rich in the legal system. After the launching of the website by Nepal Law Commission, Nepal’s judicial transformation is now in its archive.
Launched three years ago by Nepal Law Commission, the website includes all existing laws, regulations, orders and constitutions of Nepal. These include both in Nepali and English versions. As there is an increase in Nepal’s legal documents, the number of people visiting the website has drastically increased.
According to Under Secretary at Nepal Law Commission, Rajendra Bahadur Thapa, the number of visitors has increased drastically. “We are now in the process of placing all the legal documents in our website,” said Rajendra Thapa.
From the Laws of ancient Nepal to current one, Nepal Law Commission’s archive is full of legal documents. “We do a regular update. We are now working to put all Nepalese laws in English version,” said Thapa.
There are 265 laws in English and 309 laws in Nepal. There are formations orders including 74 in Nepal and 74 in English. Out of 24 government policies, on can log 19 in English language. At time when the government has already connected all 75 districts with telephone connections and many government offices, including the various levels of judiciary, are using computers and internet, Nepal Law Commission’s website can help them to get updates on the legal system. Due to geographical conditions and mailing systems, it usually takes a month to reach the printed version of laws and regulations in the districts. However, officials can download the legal documents from the website shortly.
The website www.lawcommission.gov.np also includes outdated 61 acts and 15 regulations and five scrapped constitutions of Nepal.
Along with Nepalese readers and officials, the web-site is also a Nepal’s legal face where people can download Nepal’s legal system from various parts of the world. As the number of visitors continues to grow, Nepal Law Commission’s website is establishing itself as legal archive.