Mr. Kapil Aryal is currently an Associate Professor at Kathmandu of Law. He started his career in 2000 as a lawyer and started teaching law in 2005. He has over 19years of experience in law, human rights, criminal justice, gender justice, rights of persons with disabilities, child rights, counter trafficking as well as victim and witness protection. He has published extensive research on fair trial standards, children’s rights and human trafficking in Nepal. He was a consultant for many civil societies reporting for the Universal Periodic Review mechanism and for United Nations treaty bodies.
Mr. Prabin Subedi is a practicing lawyer at all tiers of courts in Nepal and has completed his LL.M studies in Information Communication Technology Law from the University of Oslo, Norway. Mr. Subedi has been providing legal representation in civil, criminal, and corporate matters before various courts of Nepal and conducted national researches on various subjects. Mr. Subedi is a member of the teaching faculty at the Kathmandu School of Law. He is a regular trainer at Nepal Police Academy, Armed Police Force and National Judicial Academy. He is a fellow delegate of International Visitor Leadership Program hosted by Department of State of United States of America. He received an award on media law fellowship from the University of Hong Kong. Mr. Subedi delivers pro bono service for needy victims and files and litigates Public Interest Litigations before the Supreme Court of Nepal. He is also a Managing Associate and Partner Paramount Legal Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Nirajan Thapaliya is human rights professional based in Nepal. He has previously worked with the United Nations and international rights organizations – TRIAL International and International Centre for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) – for over 13 years in different capacities. He is currently employed as the Director of Amnesty International Nepal. He holds Master’s Degrees in Law and Humanities and Social Sciences from Tribhuvan University.
Mr. Ankit Babu Adhikari is a research professional and a journalist. He is currently active in research, monitoring and evaluation in the development sector. He works with Foundation for Development Management (FDM) in the capacity of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator. He also writes for The Washington Post. Between 2014 and 2016 Ankit has worked with TRIAL International in the capacity of Human Rights and Communications Officer. Before that, he was a full-time journalist. He has worked with national dailies including The Kathmandu Post (as a reporter) and The Himalayan Times (as a desk editor). Mr. Adhikari is currently pursuing an MPhil in Development Studies at Kathmandu University. He also has a Masters degree in Sustainable Development from that same university. Ankit is also an artist and is active in Nepal’s music scene as a singer and composer.
Ms. Laxmi Bakhadyo is currently associated with Kathmandu School of Law as an Associate Professor. She started her career as social activist since 2012 A.D and turned to be a law teacher from 2017 A.D. She has majored in criminal law and justice. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD at Tribhuvan University. She is a passionate researcher and academician. She published her works relating to criminal law, human rights and gender issues.
Salina Kafle is a human rights lawyer based in Nepal. She joined the HRJC team in 2018 as a Human Rights Officer. Prior to joining the HRJC, she has extensively worked on Women, Peace and Security agenda; Gender Justice and Social Inclusion and was involved in researches on Good Governance and Rule of Law in Nepal. Her experiences include working as a Legal consultant for various national and regional NGOs. She has written extensively in national Journals on various issues of human rights.
Salina holds a Master’s degree in Law from the Kathmandu School of Law.
I believe victim’s access to justice must be strengthened in all ways possible and I am committed to engage my endeavors towards access to justice through HRJC.
Rajeshree Bista Shakya
Finance and Administration Coordinator
Human Rights Officer
Media & Communication Officer
Victor Sapkota is a communications professional with expertise in public information, social media, external relations, and resource mobilization. He holds an MA in International Political Economy and Development from Fordham University, New York, USA, and has over three years of experience in international organizations and NGOs in Austria, Nepal, the USA, and Zambia.
“As the newest member of the HRJC team, I am eager to leverage media and communications to enhance access to justice, support human rights actors, and establish productive partnerships in Nepal.”