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Volume I: National Reports 1973

P. K. Irani1

Nepal is a unitary Hindu state. It has always been a monarchy but from 1846 to 1951 sovereign powers were exercised by hereditary prime ministers belonging to the Rana family. After the overthrow of the Rana re…

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P. K. Irani, “Nepal”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 28 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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