Thursday, 9 January 2014

GINS Meets Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

In the Novel Little Princes we see how different the country of Nepal is compared to Canada. In Canada we have the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, this is a document that states the Rights and Freedoms that every Canadian citizen has that is granted by the government. Our document came into order in 1982. But the Constitution of Nepal came into order in 2007 after the civil war between the Maoist Rebels and the Kingdom of Nepal.

Some of the rights that are stated in the Constitution of Nepal are: Right to Freedom, Right to Equality, Right against Untouchability and Racial Discrimination, Right Regarding Publication Broadcasting and Press, Right regarding Environment and Health, Education and Cultural Rights, Rights Regarding Employment and social security, Right to Property, Right to women, Right to Social Justice, Right of a Child, Right of Religion, Rights regarding Justice, Right against Preventive Detention, Right against Torture, Right to Information, Right to privacy, Right against Exploration, Right regarding Labour, Right against Exile and the Right against Constitutional Remedy.

My book focuses on children and child trafficking, so here are some of the rights in the constitution that comes into these topics. The Constitution clearly states that ever child has a right to:
- their own identity
-to be nurtured, basic health, and social security
-right against mental, physical, or any form of exploration
-orphans and mentally challenged have the right to special privileges by the state
-and no minor shall be employed
Every Nepal Citizen has the right against exploitation, trafficking, slavery, forced labour, and every citizen has the right to a free education! But because people have these rights doesn't mean people follow them highly likely to the fact that many citizens don't know all of their rights.

If the Canadian Constitution was in Nepal I honestly think that it wouldn't make a difference. Because  from what I know about Nepal it seems like it's the governments fault that the rights that the citizens have aren't being used not the Constitutions. If the government told the citizens their rights then the citizens could demand a better life and hopefully one could be created.


  1. Hi Ali, nice blog. I liked how you some of the articles of the constitution to some of the issues in you book. I think you really dig deep into your issue, and expressed to us what your opinion was. How do you think child trafficking can be prevented or reduced? Do you think it would improve if the government enforced the rules of their charter better? I think this is a very important issue, and it needs to be addressed immediately. Thanks for a great read.

  2. Hi Ali, I really like the enthusiasm and the effort you put into your posts! It is clear you put lots of thought into making each and every post suitable for your audience. Also, I noticed the detail and information you include which is really great! Sometimes, I feel your paragraphs might be too long, so next time, maybe try to make multiple. (For example, your "Global Issues Novel Study Post..." it was a very big paragraph!!) After reading your posts, I had a question. Do you think it is because of the civil war that prevents the freedoms from being any use in Nepal? Good job and keep up the good work! :) (Pssssst. Psssssst. Maybe include some pictures... I felt lonely without them :P)

  3. Hey Aliya,
    Your posts are really in depth and I can tell you put it in a lot of effort! I love how you showed to the viewer what your opinion was. i noticed that you were listing the information. One thing you could try to work on is saying how the articles relate to your novel but other than that keep up the great work! :)

  4. Do you think the civil war is why these rights and freedoms are not being enforced?