This report reviews Nepal’s legal and policy framework for disaster response with a focus on large-scale emergencies that exceed national coping capacities. It analyses Nepal’s legal preparedness for disasters by assessing its legal framework against key international standards.
The study aims to:
- Identify gaps and areas of good practice in addressing legal issues and implementing the key regional and international instruments relevant to disasters in Nepal.
- Recommend measures to minimize legal barriers and encourage effective national and international responses to disasters in Nepal.
Nepal Red Cross Society and the IFRC, 2011.