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Senior Advocate, Prof. Dr. Rajit Bhakta Pradhanang


Address
: 9/113 Ason, Balkumari, Kathmandu
Contact No
: 4225620, 4252778, 4224992 (Res.)
Mobile No
: 9851063720
Email
: rbpradhannga@hotmail.com
Website
:
Law Firm
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Practice Area
: Criminal & Civil Law

Education & Qualification:

  • Ph. D. (Criminal Law), Law Faculty, Delhi University, New Delhi, 2000 A. D.
  • LL. M. (with distinction), specialization: Criminal & Civil Law, Patrice Lumumba Friendship University, Moscow, former USSR, 1982 A.D.

 

A. Academic and Administrative:
a. Chairman, Law Instruction Committee, Criminal Law Instruction Committee, Faculty of Law, Prithivi Narayan Campus, Tribhuvan University, from 1983 to 1991.
b. Campus Chief, Nepal Law Campus since 1992 upto 1996 (4 years 8 months and 9 days).
c. Chairman, Criminal Law Subject Committee, Faculty of Law, Tribhuvan University, since 2000.
d. Member, Examination Committee, Nepal Bar Council, Since 2000.
e. Member, Examination Committee, Nepal Notary Public, Since 2064 B.S.
f. Councilor, Nepal Bar Council from 2061 to 2066 B.S.
g. Councilor, University Grand Commission 2064 to 2066 B.S.
h. Member, Governing Council of Nepal Judicial Academy (NJA) since 2011.
i. Member, Taskforce formed by Nepal Government for Criminal Law Reform and Improvement from 2065 to 2067 B.S.
j. Convener, Criminal Law Subject Committee of LL.M. Programme, Central Law Department, Nepal Law Campus, since 2003.
k. Member, Faculty Board, Law Faculty, T.U.
l. Member, Law Subject Committee, Higher Secondary Board, HMG, Kathmandu, Nepal.


B. Legal Practice:
Advocate, Supreme Court of Nepal, Kathmandu, Legal practice in the Supreme Court and Lower Courts of Nepal.


C. Teaching:
a) Since 1982 - Teaching in various Law Campuses under Tribhuvan University, Subjects of teaching: Legal Theory, Criminology, Criminal Law, Law of Evidence, Moot Court, Seminar, Criminal Law (LL.M.)
b) Since 2005 - Professor, Nepal Law Campus, Kathmandu, Nepal.


D. Supervisor & Guide:
a) Guidance & supervision to the Students of Law in Seminar & Internship papers and dissertations in LL.B. and LL.M. Levels.
b) Supervisor, Ph. D. Thesis under Law Faculty, T.U. Kathmandu


E. Professional Activities:
1983 - 1984 Vice-president, Western Regional Court Bar Association, Pokhara
1989 - 1990 Member, Western Regional Court Bar Association, Pokhara.
2005 - 2010 Councilor, Nepal Bar Council, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Since 2004 Vice-chairman, South Asian Law Schools Forum for Human Rights, Kathmandu, Nepal.


F. Advisory:
a) Member of advisory Board of Nyaya - Pratik (A Quarterly Journal of Law)
b) Advisor, Thahar (Bi-monthly Journal of Law)
c) Advisor, Rajdhani (A Monthly Journal)
d) Member of Advisory Board of Nepal Law Review (Yearly Journal of Law) Nepal Law Campus


G. Legal Advisor:
Nepal Bank Limited Pokhara Regional Office from 1986 to 1990.


H. Consultant, Expert and Team Leader:
a) Consultant, Strengthening the Rule of Law programme (Nep.00/011) UNDP/HMG, 2001
b) Consultant, Strengthening the Rule of Law programme (Nep.00/011) UNDP/HMG, 2001
c) Consultant, Strengthening the Rule of Law programme (Nep. 00/011) UNDP/HMG, 2002
d) Expert, Reform of the Judiciary programme (Nep. 00/012) UNDP/HGM, 2002
e) Consultant, Access to Justice programme (Nep. 02/M01) UNDP, Nepal, 2002
f) National Consultant, "The Office of the Attorney General Institutional Strengthening Project" (World Bank/Nepal Government) the office of the Attorney General, Kathmandu, 
(2005-2006)
g) Consultant/Team Leader of Research Team, A Survey on the Impact of CIAA Activities, ARD/USAID/CIAA, 2006-2007
h) National Consultant, Conflict Mitigation Programme - II, European Union, from 2008 to 2010.
i) Team Leader of Research Team, An Assessment of the Pilot Courts Undertaken by Reform of the Judiciary Programme, Access to Justice Project, UNDP, 2008-2009.
j) Needs Assessment Specialist/Legal Expert in the Judiciary, Support to Anticorruption Institutions, ADB/NG, 2008-2009.
k) Expert, Taskforce formed by Nepal Government for Reform and Improvement of Criminal Law from 2065 to 2066 B.S.
l) Member Taskforce formed by Nepal Government for Reform and Improvement of Criminal Law from 2066 to 2067 B.S.

I. Project Formulation and Research:
1983-1984 Researcher, "A Comparative Study on Some Exceptions to the Criminal Liability", research project, submitted and funded by Institute of Law, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal)
1984-1985 Researcher, "An Analytical Study on Exceptions to the Hearsay Rule", research project, submitted and funded by Institute of Law), Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal)
1994-1995 Researcher, “Human Rights Protection and Enforcement Project”, research project, submitted and conducted by Nepal Law Society, Kathmandu, Nepal.
1995-1996 Researcher, “A Study on Entrance Test Policy and Figibility for Conducting LL. M. Class in Nepal”, mini-research project, submitted and founded by Faculty of Law, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.
1996-1997 Researcher, “Minority and Human Rights”, research project, submitted and conducted by Nepal Law Society, Kathmandu, Nepal.
2000 Coordinator, “Orientation Programme on Legal Research and Research Methodology”, research orientation programme for Law Teachers involve in the LL.M. Programme, report submitted and funded by Nepal Law Campus, Tribhuvan University.
2001 National Consultant, Project on Report and Draft of the Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure Code, 2001, translation, submitted and founded UNDP, Nepal.
2002-2003 Co-researcher, "Baseline Survey in Four Pilot District Court (Kaski, Kapilbastu, Siraha and Chitwan)", report submitted and founded UNDP/HMG Reform of Judiciary programme and Nepal Law Campus, T.U., Kathmandu.
2003 Researcher, "A Study on Right against Preventive Detention in the context of Human Rights Protection in Nepal", research project submitted and founded by Faculty of Law, Trivhuvan University, Kathmandu.
2003 Co-researcher, "Base Line Survey of Pilot Courts Morang and Banke District Court", research project submitted and founded by UNDP/HMG Reform of Judiciary Progamme and Nepal Law Campus, T.U.
2003 Researcher, "A Soicio-legal study on Women Imprisoned on Charge of Abortion and Abortion Related Offences in Nepal", research report submitted and founded by Forum for Women, Law and Development, Kathmandu.
2005-2006 National Consultant, "Public Prosecutors Manual, 2006" (World Bank/Nepal Government) the office of the Attorney General, Kathmandu.
2006-2007 Consultant, "The Survey of Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority, ARD/KFA.
2008-2010 National Consultant, Conflict Mitigation Programme - II, European Union.
2008-2009 Team Leader of Research Team, An Assessment of the Pilot Courts Undertaken by Reform of the Judiciary Programme, Access to Justice Project, UNDP.
2009 Expert, a Survey on Nepalese Criminal Law (Report) UNDP - Enhancing Access to Justice Project.
2008-2010 Judicial/Legal Expert, Support to Anticorruption Institutions ADB/Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers.


J. Publications:
1983 Author, A General Introduction to the Criminal Law of Nepal. (8th revised edition), Ratna Pustak Bhandar, Kathmandu, Nepal.
1984 Author, A General Introduction to the Nepalese Law of Evidence, (6th edition), Ratna Pustak Bhandar, Kathmandu, Nepal.
1985 Co-author, An Introduction to Law of Homicide, Law Books Publication Company, Kathmandu, Nepal.
1992 Co-author, Constitution of Kingdom of Nepal, (2nd edition), FREEDEAL, Kathmandu, Nepal.
1993 Co-author, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice (Collection of Articles) Ratna Pustak Bhandar, Kathmandu, Nepal.
1996 Co-author, A General Introduction to Criminal Law, (1st edition) Ratna Pustak Bhandar, Kathmandu, Nepal.
1996 Co-author, Law of Evidence, (Collection of Articles) Ratna Pustak Bhandar, Kathmandu, Nepal.
1997 Co-author, Crimes against life and Human Body, Ratna Pustak Bhandar, Kathmandu, Nepal.
2001 Author, Homicide Law in Nepal (Concept, History and Judicial Practice), Ratna Pustak Bhandar, Kathmandu, Nepal.
2002 Author and Editor, Towards Codification of Criminal Law in Nepal, Strengthening the Rule of Law Progamme, HMG/UNDP, Kathmandu, Nepal.
2005 Co-author, Introduction to Criminal Law, Bhrikuti Books Distributors, Kathmandu, Nepal.
2006 National Consultant, Public Prosecutors Manual (World Bank/Nepal Government) the Office of the Attorney General, Kathmandu.
2008 Author, A General Introduction to Nepalese Law of Evidence, Bhrikuti Books Distributors, Kathmandu, Nepal.
2008 Co-author, Preventive Detention Law in Nepal, Bhrikuti Books Publication, Kathmandu, Nepal
2008 Co-author, An Outline of Jurisprudence, (6th edition), Bhrikuti Books Distributors, Kathmandu, Nepal.
2008 Author, Legal Research and Research Methodology, (1st edition), Bhrikuti Books Distributors, Kathmandu, Nepal.
2011 Author, Offence relating to Violence against Women in Nepal (Collection of Articles), Lumbini Publication, Kathmandu, Nepal (in press).


K. Teacher's Guide 
2000 Co-author, Teacher's Guide on subject of Method's of Legal Writing and Legal Research for LL.B. Level, Faculty of Law, Tribhuvan University.
2001 Co-author, Teacher's Guide on the subject of Criminology for LL. B. Level, Faculty of Law, Tribhuvan University.
2001 Co-author, Teacher's Guide on the subject of Intellectual Property for LL. B. Level, Faculty of Law, Tribhuvan University.

L. Manuals:
2004 Research Consultant, "Training Manual on the Effective Implementation of the National and International Instruments on Human Trafficking", 2004, Kathmandu: Forum for Women, Law and development (FWLD), founded by UNDP/REACH (Delhi).
2004 Consultant, "Manual on Effective Implementation of the Abortion Rights of the Women", 2004, Kathmandu: Forum for Women, Law and development (FWLD), founded by PPSA-I/The Ford Foundation, Delhi.
2006 National Consultant, Public Prosecutors Manual, 2006 (World Bank/Nepal Government) the office of the Attorney General, Kathmandu.
2009 National Consultant and Contributor, Legal Aid Manual, 2009, Nepal Bar Association/CMP-II, European Union.
2012 National Consultant and Contributor, Explanatory note on Criminal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Sentencing Act 2067 BS, National Judicial Academy/ UNDP 


M. Research Articles:
2000 Dr. Rajit Bhakta Pradhananga (2000) "Overview of Law of Homicide in Nepal: Mordern Context", Annual Survey of Nepalese Law, Vol. 1, Kathmandu: Nepal Bar Council, pp. 253-319.
2000/2001 Dr. Rajit Bhakta Pradhananga (2000/2001) "Judicial Legislation and Judicial Creativity in Evolution of Nepalese Homicide Law: A Critical Observation", Nepal Law Review, Vol. 14, pp. 49-63.
2001 Dr. Rajit Bhakta Pradhananga (2001) "The Nepalese Draft Panel Codes in Evolution of Homicide Law in Nepal: A Critical Veview", Nayadoot (English Special Issue), Kathmandu: Nepal Bar Association, pp. 1-11.
2001 Dr. Rajit Bhakta Pradhananga (2001) "A Text on the Proposed Draft Criminal Code - 2058" (Unofficial Translation), Annual Survey of Nepalese Law - 2002, Volume - 3, pp. 385-448.
2002 Dr. Rajit Bhakta Pradhananga (2002) "Criminalization of Environmental Violations and Nepalese Environmental Legislations: A Critical Study". Nepal Law Review, Volume - 15, pp. 106-129.
2002 Dr. Rajit Bhakta Pradhananga (2002) "A Brief Study on Traditional Classification of Crimes and Codification of Criminal Laws in Nepal" Seminar cum Workshop on Criminal Justice System for District Judiciary, Kathmandu: HMG/Nepal Reform of the Judiciary Programme, pp. 121-133.
2003 Dr. Rajit Bhakta Pradhananga (2003) "An Overivew of Efforts towards Codification of Criminal Law in Nepal" Nepal Law Review, Volume - 16, 
pp. 68-97.
2003 Dr. Rajit Bhakta Pradhananga (2003) "A Study on Protection of Accused Rights in Nepal" (in Nepali), Nayadoot, Nepal Bar Association, pp. 1-17.
2004 Dr. Rajit Bhakta Pradhananga (2004) "A Critical Analysis of Modus Operandi of Killing and Victim Offender Interaction in Culpable Homicide in Nepal", Nayadoot (English Special Issue) No. 141, Volume-4 pp. 27-38.
2004 Dr. Rajit Bhakta Pradhananga (2004) "Mitigated Homicide in Nepal: Theory and Judicial Practices", Nepal Law Review, Volumen-17, pp. 9-38.
2004 Dr. Rajit Bhakta Pradhananga (2004) "Infanticide Law in Nepal: Theory and Judicial Practices" Annual Survey of Nepalese Law, 2003, Vol.-4, pp. 33-64.
- Published several research articles on different areas of law on National and International Law Journals.
2005 Dr. Rajit Bhakta Pradhananga and Dilli Ram Shrestha "The Changing Context of Marital Rape in Nepal: A Critical Observation" Nepal Law Review, Vol. - 18,, Kathmandu.
2006 Dr. Rajit Bhakta Pradhananga "Need for Creating Rules and Procedures Required for Evidential Testing and Public Interest Criteria in Nepal: An Appraisal" Annual Survey of Nepalese Law, 2005, Vol. - VI, Kathmandu: Nepal Bar Council, pp. 93-116.
2007 Dr. Rajit Bhakta Pradhananga and S. P. Upreti "Prison System in Nepal: An Overview" Nepal Law Review, Vol. - 19, Kathmandu: Nepal Law Campus, 
pp. 366-377.
2008 Dr. Rajit Bhakta Pradhananga and S. P. Upreti "Historical Evolution of Punishment System in Nepal: An Overview" Nyayadoot (English Special Issue - 2008) Issue No. 171, Kathmandu: Nepal Bar Association, pp. 53-65.
2009 Dr. Rajit Bhakta Pradhananga and Balaram Prasad Raout "Rights Regarding to Criminal Justice and Victim in new forth coming Constitution" (in Nepali) Volume - 4, Supreme Court Bar Journal, pp. 58-71.
2010 Dr. Rajit Bhakta Pradhananga and S. P. Upreti "An Overview of Concept and Principles of Sentencing processes", Pokhar a Law Review, Volume 1, 2010. Law Faculty, Prithvi Narayan Multiple Campus, Pokhara.
2010 Dr. Rajit Bhakta Pradhananga and S. P. Upreti "Ensuring International Human rights Standard in Nepalese Criminal Law through new Constitution", 2010, Volume, Nepal Law Review, Kathmandu: Nepal Law Campus, pp. 1-17.
2010 Dr. Rajit Bhakta Pradhananga and Narayan Prasad Paudel "Presumption of Innocence and Its Reverse Provision" Nepal Bar Council Law Journal, 2009, pp. 103-138.
2010 Dr. Rajit Bhakta Pradhananga and S. P. Upreti "A Comment on Effect and Inconsistency of International Human Rights Standard in Nepalese Criminal Law" (in Nepali). Human Rights Journal, Supreme Court Bar Association of Nepal, pp. 102-119.


N. Articles Published research articles on various issues and subjects of law in different National and International Law Journals.


O. Social Activities:
1974 - 1976 General Secretary of Student Union, Nepal Law Campus, Kathmandu.
1977 - 1978 Treasurer, Nepalese Students' Association in USSR, Moscow.
1979 - 1980 Vice - President, Nepalese Student Union in U. S. S. R., Moscow.
1993-1996 Executive Member, Nepal Law Society, Kathmandu, Nepal.
2001 - 2003 President , Nepalese Teacher’s Association, T.U, Nepal Law Campus Unit, Kathmandu Nepal
2002 - 2004 President, Democratic Lawyers Association, Kathmandu, Nepal

 

 

PRIZE & AWARD a) Mahendra Vidhaya Bhusan– A, Highest Educational Award of Nepal awarded for completing Doctor of Philosophy in 2001.
b) Mahendra Vidhaya Bhusan– B, Highest Educational Award of Nepal awarded for academic distinction and extraordinary achievement in University Level Education in 1983.
c) Yagya Prasad and Laxmi Maya Uprety Award – Best Writing Award of Law Journal Kanoon awarded for Best Writing in the article of Criminal Law in 2008 (2065 B.S.)
d) Ek Raj Bikram Rana Award – Best Writing Award of Law Journal Kanoon awarded for Best Writing Article in the area of Legal Writing and Legal Research in 2009 (2066 B.S.)

P. Language Capacity: English, Russian, Nepali, Newari & Hindi.

Q. Countries Visited: U.K., USSR, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Bulgaria, Rumania, India, Sri Lanka, France, Japan, Spain, Thailand.