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Right to read

Pratyush Nath Upreti & Asmita Dhital

Many people reading this article perhaps grew up in a realm of books, and finding a book to read, perhaps, was never that difficult. But not everyone in Nepal gets this opportunity. People often argue that everyone in Nepal must have access to education. But, those making such an argument fail to realise that just having access to education alone is not enough; what people need is the opportunity to read books in the format understandable to them. The ‘right to read’ is, therefore, related to the access of reading materials, in print or any other readable format.

Reading as a human right


None of the international treaties establish the right to read as a human right. But there are series of recognised human rights which—based on interpretation—do incorporate the right to read. It can be traced from the rights enshrined under International Convention such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and International Covenant on Economi…

IPKAT Friday fantasies

It's a privilege to see my name in one of the highly reputed Intellectual Property Law blog of Europe run by renowned IP scholar like Prof. Jeremy Phillips and among others.
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