January 7: SC makes 13-point recommendations to improve the draft of Interim Constitution of Nepal-2007
January 15: Interim Constitution promulgated. Maoists join interim legislature parliament
January 17: SC’s full court meeting decides to continue the job of judges even without taking fresh oath of office as required by the Interim Constitution.
January 19: Chief Justice (CJ) Dilip Kumar Paudel administers oath of office to other judges.
January 29: Govt arrests ex-home minister Kamal Thapa for allegedly instigating Tarai violence.
February 14: Thapa released as per Supreme Court order.
February 21: Parliament directs the government to take necessary steps against king for his unconstitutional Democracy Day message.
March 8: Constitution Amendment (Private) Bill registered in the parliament by Maoists, demanding abolition of monarchy and to declare Federal Democratic Republic.
March 9: Constitution first amendment bill endorsed by parliament adopting the federal structure.
March 28: CIAA summons former Chief of Army Staff Pyar Jung Thapa.
April 8: Judge Lokendra Mallik Committee advises the Supreme Court to issue directives to the government enacting retrospective Act to end impunity.
April 17: CIAA summons 11 former ministers of the royal cabinet led by King Gyanendra in charge of misusing state coffers while suppressing Jana Andolan-II.
April 20: CIAA grills Dr Tulsi Giri, vice-chairman of King Gyanendra-led cabinet on charges of corruption and misuse of state treasury.
April 23: CIAA interrogates Kirtinidhi Bista, former second vice-chairman, on the charge of misusing state coffers.
April 25: SC issues momentous directives to the government to review overall domestic child adoption law.
May 24: Transparency International says Nepal’s judiciary is one of the most corruption-hit sectors in the country.
June 1: SC, in a landmark judgement, directs the government to compensate 83 families of disappeared and to prosecute security officials involved in killing and disappearing citizens form detention centres.
June 14: House passes second amendment of Interim Constitution, allowing the parliament to abolish monarchy if it conspired against CA polls.
June 29: CIAA files corruption case against Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank Bijaya Nath Bhattarai and Executive Director Surendra Man Pradhan.
July 6: Parliamentary Hearing Committee approves appointment of four ad hoc judges.
August 3: Rayamajhi Commission report made public
August 15: Patan Appellate Court directs All Nepal Communication, Press and Publication Workers’ Union not to disrupt the publication and distribution of The Himalayan Times and Annapurna Post.
August 17: SC says any television channel can engage in broadcasting in Nepal even without registering under Nepal’s existing laws.
August 29: Number of disappeared persons reaches 1,042 according to International Committee of the Red Cross.
August 30: Constitutional Council selects Kedar Prasad Giri next CJ on seniority basis.
September 17: PM Girija Koirala appoints Kedar Nath Upadhyaya new National Human Rights Commission chairman
October 5: PM Girija Prasad Koirala appoints acting chief justice Kedar Prasad Giri as CJ.
December 21: Supreme Court recognises third sex group — lesbians, gays, bisexuals, trans-sexuals and homosexuals.