The Blawgger


Welcome to LawNepal.

This Blawg is maintained by Santosh Giri, a Lawyer from Nepal.

Legal Research and Publications

  • Facilitator to Peace Brigades International www.peacebrigades.org, in interpretation, translation and interviews of human rights defenders .
  • Program Director in Lawyers National Campaign against Untouchability, LANCAU NEPAL
  • Human Rights Lawyer in Forum for Women, Law and Development FWLD Nepal.
  • Coordinator/President in Lawyers Association for Women, Youth, Environment, Rights and Society, LAWYERS Nepal
  • Discrimination towards Sikh Asylum Seekers post IIRIRA, Language Difficulty and Translation issues. Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA.
  • A case study on Discrimination in distribution of drinking water, nutritious food, discriminatory texts in textbooks and implementation status of domestic and international instruments. The British Embassy/LANCAU.
  • A Report on Intra-Dalit Discrimination. The British Embassy/LANCAU.
  • Untouchability Crime Definition Draft, DANIDA/LANCAU
  • Untouchability Elimination Directives Draft, DANIDA/LANCAU
  • Article, Social Dimensions of Globalization, Business Law Journal, Vol 3
  • Article, Feminism: A Matter of Perception, Public Interest Forum, Vol 2
  • A Baseline Study on Right to nationality of Women in Nepal, FWLD.FORD
  • A study on the Baadi Community, Dissertation, LL.M
  • Research, A study on the status of the Cobblers of the Kathmandu Valley, DANIDA/DNF
  • Research on the European Parliament System
  • International Trade law in Context of Nepal

Affiliation

  • Since 2006, Blawgger for – नालिश – Nepal America Legal Information Center, formerly ANLUS
  • 2001-2005: Executive Committee Member of Information, Communication and Technology Committee of Nepal Bar Association, Central Committee
  • 2001-2002: President, LLM Students Forum, Nepal Law Campus, Nepal.
  • 1998: Amnesty International, Group 9 Member in Nepal Law Campus, Nepal.
  • Associate Member, American Bar Association.
  • Past President, Rotaract Club, Kathmandu Midtown Dist 3290
  • Past President, Rotaract Club, Kathmandu Dist 3290

Proficiency

  • Languages: English, Nepali, Hindi and Maithali
  • Certified Legal Researcher on Lexis-Nexis and West law.
  • Lawyer/Consultant on Nepali Laws, Professional in Interpretation, Nepali-English vice-versa Translation
  • Nepal-US Entrepreneurship

Major Case Profile

  • 2002, Reshma Thapa v. HMG: Writ Petition filed against the state in order to curb witchcraft allegation. Role: Lead Lawyer from the petitioner’s side. Decision: Directive order issues against the state to make appropriate laws.
  • 2004, Lancau v. HMG: Writ Petition filed against the state to make strict laws against untouchability. Role: Support Lawyer (International laws) from the petitioner’s side. Decision: Directive order issues against the state to make appropriate laws.
  • 2004, Lancau v. HMG: Writ Petition filed against the state to restrict government use segregation policies in building water resources separately for so-called low castes. Role: Support Lawyer (International laws) from the petitioner’s side. Decision: Interim order issues against the state
  • 2004, Lancau v. HMG: Writ Petition filed against the state to restrict government use segregation policies in government recognized textbooks involving discriminatory texts. Role: Support Lawyer (International laws) from the petitioner’s side. Decision: Interim order issues against the state
  • 2004, Lancau v. HMG: Writ Petition filed against the state to nullify the existing weak provision in the civil code ‘Adal ko 10 ka’ as it was not punitive. Role: Support Lawyer (International laws) from the petitioner’s side. Decision: Interim order issues against the state.

Professional Status:

  • Licensed Pleader – Nepal Bar Council 1998
  • Licensed Advocate – Nepal Bar Council 2001
  • Nepal Bar Association, Information and Technology Committee 2002-2006 (2 terms)
  • Producer/Designer of the first law firm software in Nepal ‘SmartLaw”
  • Legal Advisor, Bibeksheel Nepali Dal

 

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