The Human Rights and Justice Centre (HRJC) improves access to justice for victims of human rights violations in Nepal such as torture, enforced disappearances, extrajudicial executions and sexual violence. Registered in Nepal since 2017 and based in Kathmandu, it was created with the support of TRIAL International, a Geneva-based NGO specializing in seeking justice for survivors of mass atrocities. READ MORE


An innovating and participative approach

The HRJC provides free legal support and representation services to victims, regardless of their background, or religious or political affiliation. Read more

Empowering all actors

The HRJC aims to build a culture of human rights among all judicial actors in Nepal. Therefore, it provides specialized trainings and coaching to lawyers, but also legal assistance to NGOs working on documentation and litigation. Read more

Fostering broad cooperation

The HRJC believes that change must also happen at a structural level. It therefore lobbies domestic authorities for fairer laws and policies, with a particular focus on implementing decisions of the United Nations human rights bodies. Read more



The inefficient transitional justice process pointed out by the UN

On 12 April 2019, five UN bodies sent a communication to the Government of Nepal, urging for a transitional justice process in line with international standards. This important communication is now available in Nepali. The UN bodies expressed concerns about the lack...




The HRJC is composed of solely of Nepali staff. Each lawyer from its roster is carefully selected for their qualifications and dedication to human rights.

Rajeshree Bista Shakya
Finance and Administration Officer
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Salina Kafle
Executive Director
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 Ojaswi K.C
Human Rights Officer
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Board members

Kapil Aryal Chairperson Read more


Prabin Subedi 
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Nirajan Thapaliya 
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Ankit Babu Adhikari 
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“Obtaining justice is the only way I can get closure. It will not erase what happened, but it will bring me back my dignity.”
Amalina (pseudonym), victim of torture
“By working with the HRJC, I have made a concrete difference for victims of human rights abuse. Being coached by their legal advisors really boosted my confidence.”
Paresh, Lawyer and member of the HRJC
“The Human Rights and Justice Centre is a unique project empowering both victims and lawyers. We believe in a collaborative approach, building bridges between local actors to achieve the best results.”
Kapil Aryal, HRJC Chairperson
“The training at the Human Rights and Justice Centre has guided me on bringing international attention to the cases of grave human rights violations that occurred regularly in my region. I am thankful to Human Rights and Justice Centre for this.”
Ram Bikas Chaudhary, human rights defender
“I feel I have become the voice of many victims like me before the United Nations and I thank the Human Rights and Justice Centre for their legal support on this.”
Payal, victim of conflict-related sexual violence

“The knowledge imparted through the trainings of Human Rights and Justice Centre has not only added knowledge to my understanding but also empowered me to represent the victims of grave human rights violations better.”
Hari Narayan Chaudhary, lawyer



Have you been a victim of a human rights abuse? If you or your close ones have experienced grave violations of your rights, during the civil conflict or afterwards, we may be able to help. At the HRJC, you can talk to an experienced legal advisor, free of charge and in strict confidentiality. You will be told immediately what kind of support can be envisaged, including protection measures for your safety and wellbeing. All steps will be decided with you, in accordance to your wishes and needs.

Are you a Nepali or international organization working towards fighting impunity in Nepal? We would be happy to discuss opportunities to collaborate.

Human Rights and Justice Centre
Jwagal-10, Lalitpur
(near Asian College of Science and Technology)

+977 9818 018 924