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Lawyers Nepal

Bishwa Kanta Mainali


Address
: New Plaza, Ram Shaha Path, Kathmandu
Contact No
: (+977-1) 4429-444; Home (+977-1) 4437-675
Mobile No
: (+977) 98510-72688
Email
: bishwakm@gmail.com
Website
:
Law Firm
: Mainali Law Office
Practice Area
: Constitutional Law, Human Rights Law, Civil Law, Criminal Law and Business Law

Education & Qualification:

  • M.A. in Economics: Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal (1969).
  • Bachelor of Law: Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal (1972).

 

Experience:

  • Proprietor: Mainali Law Office, Kathmandu, Nepal (1973-till date). 
  • Lecturer of Economics: Tri-Chandra College, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal (1971- 1972). 

 

 

POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY AND PARTICPATION

  • Secretariat Member, Advisory Council of the Central Committee of CPN-UML.
  • President, Nepal Bar Association (former).
  • Vice President (former), Bar Council of Nepal.
  • Chairman (former), Human Rights Committee of Nepal Bar Association.
  • Member (former), National Judicial Academy, Nepal.
  • Member (former), Law Reform Commission, Nepal.
  • Member (former), National Judicial Restructuring Committee in Federal Structure, Nepal.
  • Member, National Legal Aid Committee, Nepal.
  • Vice President (former), Executive Committee of Notary Public Act, Nepal.
  • Member of the Board (former), National Law Library, Nepal.
  • Member of Subject Committee of Law Faculty, Nepal. 
  • Member, Nepal Eyesight Association, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • President and Founder Member, Nepal Eye Hospital.
  • Vice President (former), LAWASIA. 
  • Founder Member, Nepal Law Society.
  • Founder Member and President, Nepal Jurist Society.
  • Founder Member, Martyr Dharma Bhakta Primary School, Lalitpur, Nepal.
  • Life Member and President (former), Nepal Heritage Society. 
  • Charter Member and President (former), Rotary Club of Patan, Nepal.
  • Founder Member and General Secretary (former), Nepal Switzerland Friendship Association, Lalitpur, Nepal.
  • Founder Member, Adult Orthopedic Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Council Member (former), Nepal Tuberculosis Association, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Founder Member and President (former), Forum for Protection of Human Rights (pioneer human rights organization in Nepal), Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Chief Representative of NGOs of Nepal at the Vienna conference on International Human Rights, 1993.
  • Represented Nepalese NGOs before the United Nation High Commission of Human Rights on British Gurkha issues and situation of human rights in Nepal.
  • International Election Observer, first national election of the Republic of South Africa; national election of Pakistan; and national election of Sri Lanka.
  • Founder Member and President (former), All Nepal National Free Student Union, 1969. 
  • Founder Member and Chairman (former), National Election Observation Committee, Nepal.
  • Participant at various national and international seminars and conferences for the past 35 years.


CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGISLATIVE ADVISORY EXPERIENCE

  • Advised the Constitution Drafting Commission on drafting the Constitution of the Kingdom of Nepal, 1990, and amendments. 
  • Advised on framing various Nepalese legislations and amendments.
  • Advised Prime Ministers and President on significant constitutional issues.

 

JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE AND PUBLICATIONSPublisher and the Editor-in-Chief of “Jan Jagaran”, a Vernacular Weekly Newspaper (1983-1985).
Former Editor, Nayadoot, a Law Bulletin (Nepal Bar Association publication).
Former Correspondent for Human Rights Bulletin (LAWASIA publication, Australia).
Author of numerous articles in leading Nepalese and international journals on various law and human rights related topics.