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Lawyers Nepal

Bijay Singh Sijapati PHD


Address
: Nepal Law Campus, Faculty of Law Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu
Contact No
: : 0977-1-4489824 (R)
Mobile No
: 9849-584900
Email
: sijapati100@gmail.com
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Practice Area
: Environmental protection rights and regulation law expert with extensive teaching, lecturing and research background and proficiency in criminal and evidence law methodologies and practices within law and judicial research.

Education & Qualification:

  • Doctor of Philosophy of Environmental Law (Feb. 2003), Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, Chhatra Marg, Delhi, India.
  • Master of Camparative Law (1992-1994), Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, Chhatra Marg, Delhi, India.
  • Diploma in Law (1981-1982), Nepal Law Campus, Faculty of Law, Tribhuvan University, Katmandu, Nepal
  • Certificate in Law (1977-1978) Mahendra Multiple Campus Nepalgunj, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

 

 

Training:

  • Teaching Environmental Law at University Level in the IUCN- The world Conservation Union, Asia Pacific Centre for Environmental Law and The United Nations Environmental Program, Capacity Building on Environmental Legal Education in Asia and the Pacific Region, Asia Pacific Centre for Environmental Law, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (8 June- 3 July 1998)
  • Orientation Programme on Environmental Justice for University Teachers, Forum for Justice, Kathmandu, Nepal.(May 28-30, 2005). 
  • Workshop on Human Rights and Social Justice in Nepal, National Judicial Academy, Lalitpur, Nepal (Feb. 11-13,2011)
  • Computer Training in Office Automation – Microsoft Office 2000(Nov.7th,2006)

 

Career History:

Member- Secretary (November,2012- July, 2014)
Environmental Law Committee, Supreme Court Bar Association, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Senior Legal Specialist (January, 2012 - December, 2012)
Rural Finance Sector Development Cluster Program II (Grant 0208-NEP(SP) Asian Development Bank/Debt Recovery Tribunal, Kathmandu Nepal.

Major Responsibilities are : 
• Study and Analysis Debt Recovery Laws;
• Prepare Manual/Guideline 

Environmental Law Expert (August, 2012-till date) 
Experts allocated for preparation of course Environmental Law, Solid Waste & Sanitation Regulation ; Climate change & Carbon trade, Lawyers Academy Committee, Nepal Bar Association, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Major Responsibilities are :
• Study and Analysis of Environmental Laws ;
• Prepare Environmental Law Course;
• Provide Environmental Legal Education to Lawyers. 

Environmental Law Expert (June-Dec. 2010)
Review of Cross-Sectoral Policies Impacting Wetlands in Nepal and the Preparation of Revised Naitonal Wetland Policy 2010, submitted to Conservation and Sustainable Use of Wetlands in Nepal (CSUWN), Ministry of Forests & Soil Conservation, Government of Nepal, Kathmandu, as a Environmental Law Expert. 
Major Responsiblities were: 
• Study design 
• Analysis 
• Report writing and 
• Consultative meeting during the entire sharing process. 

Principal ( Sep.2009-Feb.2010 )

School of Business Administration, Crown House, Park Royal, London as a Principal;
Responsibilities were ;
• Handling of normal teaching activities and assist teachers and students of academic sectors,
• Supervision, administration and personnel management of the school;
• Teaching business law


Lecturer ( March.2009- Augst.2009) 
School of Business Administration, Crown House, Park Royal, London as a Lecturer ;


Responsibilities:
• Teaching business law.
• Manage seminar classes

Environmental Law Expert (Jan-June.2007) 
Varun Developers Pvt. Ltd. Kathmandu, Nepal, as a Environmental Law Expert. 
Major Reponsibilities were : 
• Providing the environmental consultancy services
• Preparing TOR & IEE reports and get it approved from concerning authorities 


Associate Professor of Law (Oct. 2005- till date)
Nepal Law Campus, Faculty of Law, Tribhuvan University, Katmandu, Nepal as Associate Professor of Law. 
Major responsibilities are:

• Teaching environmental law at bachelor level
• Drafting of LLM environmental law course study at faculty of law.

Environmental Law Expert (Sept. 2005-Feb.2006)
Pashupati Area Development Fund, Gaushala, Kathmandu, Nepal, as a Environmental Law Expert. 
• . Developing Environmental Protection Regulations to be promulgated under the Environmental Protection Act, 1996.
• Developing sub-regulation regarding prevention and control of environmental Pollution under Pashupati Area Development Fund Act.
• Provide legal advice regarding Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) and Initial Environment Examination (IEE) for the proper protection & management of Pashupati Zone.

Environmental Law Expert (August 2003-March 2005)
Environment Impact Assessment Report Suggestion Committee, Ministry of Population and Environment, Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal. In this role, I undertook the following:

• Discussed & suggested upon Scoping and TOR report relation various projects
• Revised and finalized the report relating electricity line projects. 
• Provide legal advice regarding Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) & Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) to the Ministry of Population and Environment for the proper management & protection of environment.

Assistant Professor of Law (Sept. 2002-Sept. 2005)
Nepal Law Campus, Faculty of Law, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. My responsibilities and activities in this position included:
• Teaching environmental law at bachelor level.

• Drafting and finalization of LLM Environmental Law course study at faculty of law.

National Legal Expert (Consultant) (1 November -30 November 2002)
Public-Private-Partnerships for Urban Environment (PPPUE) United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Nepal. 

Involved in :
• Provide legal advise regarding Nepalese legal system.
• Collection of legal codes regarding Private Partnerships in the form of booklet.

Attorney at Law (Jan. 1999-June 2000) 
Banke District Court, Nepalgunj, as a Attorney at Law. 
Major responsibilities were: 
• Representation in Banke District Court.
• Free Case pleading for indigent people. 
• Giving free legal services. 
Assistant Professor of Law (May 1996-August. 2002)
Teaching major subjects were:
• Environmental Law
• Legal Research Methodology
• Criminal Law &
• Evidence Law

Attorney at Law (July 1997- June 1998) 

Appellate (High Court) Nepalgunj, as a Attorney at Law.

Responsibilities were:
• Representation in Appellate (High) Court.
• Free case pleading for indigent people
• Giving free legal services and undertaking litigation for clients where the matter involved to protection of public interest.

Legal Advisor (Oct. 1996-April 1997) 

Kohalpur City Development Committee, Banke, Nepalgunj, as a Legal Advisor.

Responsibilities were:
• Legal consultancy regarding town planning;
• Drafting legal documents including plaints, petitions and writ petitions in the field of town planning affairs;
• Representation in Appellate (High) and District courts;
• Documentation of the case, case file and case pleading etc.

Attorney at Law (June 1996-Nov. 1996)

Appellate Court (High) Court, Nepalgunj, as a Attorney at Law.

Responsibilities were:

• Representation in Appellate (High) court
• Free case pleading for indigent people
• Providing free legal services and undertaking litigation for clients where the matter involved the protection of public interest.

Legal Advisor (Jan. 1992- Dec 1993)
Kirana Bisat Khana Byawasay Sangh, Nepalgunj, as a legal advisor. 
Major responsibilities were: 
• To provide legal suggestion
• Drafting legal documents and case file.
Legal Advisor (Sept. 1991- March. 1992) 
Manakamana Uphar Karyakaram, Kathmandu, Nepal, as a legal advisor
The Major responsibilities were: 
• To provide legal suggestion 
• Drafting legal documents and case file.
Acting Campus Chief (Aug.1991-March. 1992) 
Mahendra Multiple Campus, Faculty of Law, Nepalgunj, Nepal, as a Acting Campus Chief. 
Reponsibilities were: 
• To supervise teaching programmes. 
• To assist Assistant Campus Chiefs, Teachers & Students. 
• Supervision, adiministration & personal management of departments. 

Assistant Campus Chief (June 1991- July 1992)

Mahendra Multiple Campus, Faculty of Law, Nepalgunj, Nepal. 

Responsibilities were:
• Handling of normal teaching activities and to assist campus chief in various activities of academic sector;
• Supervision, administration and personnel management of the law department 
Legal Advisor (July 1989-June 1991)

Gautam Buddha Health Foundation, Nepalgunj, as a Legal Advisor.
Responsibilities were :
• Drafting legal documents
• Representation in courts specially Appellate (High) Court & District court.
• Giving free legal services as a social work and 
• Legal protection of health hazardous.

Attorney at Law (April 1990- Oct. 1990)

Banke District Court, Nepalgunj, as a Legal Advisor.

Responsibilities and activities included:
• Representation in Banke District court
• Free case pleading for indigent people
• Giving free legal service

Assistant Lecturer (July 1983-April 1996)
Faculty of Law, Mahendra Multiple Campus, Nepalgunj, as a Assistant Lecturer.

Responsibilities and activities were:
• Teaching criminal law and evidence law at bachelor level.

Legal Officer (Nov. 1982-May 1983)
Mid Regional Court, Kathmandu, as a Legal Officer.

Responsibilities and activities included :
• Study of case document in the court's bench.
• Drafting of case decision and
• Assist court in the various activities of judicial sector

Advocate (1983- till date)
Supreme Court, Kathmandu, practitioner lawyer as an Advocate, working in association with Sijapati Law Concern, Baneshwor, Kathmandu. 

Involved in:
• Drafting legal document including plaints, and writ petitions;
• Representation in court including the supreme court of Nepal.
• Legal advise
• Case filing and pleading upto lower court to supreme court, Kathmandu and
• Giving free legal services and undertaking litigation for clients where the matter involved the protection of public interest

 

PUBLICATIONS
Articles
• Sijapati, B. S. (2002) “Role of Enviromental Impact Assessment under International and Nepalese Legislation”, Nepal Law Review, Faculty of Law, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, pp. 206-219
• Sijapati, B. S. (2003) “A Nepalese Legislative and Judicial Response to International Environmental Law”, Nepal Law Review, Faculty of Law, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, pp. 264-275.
• Sijapati, B.S. (2003), “Judicial Response of Environmental Protection: A Study on Nepalese Perspective”, Nyaydoot, Nepal Bar Association, Kathmandu, pp.79-84.
• Sijapati, B.S. (2002) “ Implementation of the Convention on Trade of Endangered species of Wild Fauna and Flora under International Environmental Law, Diyalo, Student Union, Mahendra Multiple Campus, Nepalgunj, Nepal pp.15-20
• Sijapati, B. S. (2004) “ Efforts to Protect Biodiversity Under Nepalese Policy and Law: An overview", Hamro Sampada, Shyam Kumar Basnet, Kathmandu, pp.8-10
• Sijapati, B.S. (2004) “ Nepal Ko Batabaran Sanranchanama Batabarn Sanranchan Ain, 2053 Tatha Niyamawali 2054 Ko Bhumika: Ek Samichha", Hamro Sampada, Shyam Kumar Basnet, Kathmandu pp.1-4
• Sijapati, B.S. (2004), Nepalese Supreme Court and Environment Protection, A special Reference to Godawari Marble Industries Case: An appraisal “,Hamro Sampada, Shyam Kumar Basnet, Kathmandu, pp.5-6
• Sijapati, B.S. (2004) “ Batabaraniya Prabhawa Mulyakan Ra Kanuni Diristikoda : Ek Sighalokan", Hamro Sampada, Shyam Kumar Basnet, kathmandu-p.3.
• Sijapati, B.S. (2004) Biswa Biyapar Sangthan Tatha Baudhik Sampati Sambandhi Adhikar: Ek Singhalokan”, Hamro Sampda, Shyam Kumar Basnet, Kathnandu-p.7.
• Sijapati, B.S. (2004) “Batabaraniya Prabhawa Mulyakan Ra Anter Rastriya Kannon: Ek Singhalokan”, Hamro Sampada, Shyam Kumar Basnet, Kathmandu pp. 6-7.
• Sijapati, B.S. (2005) Constitutional Protection of the Environment: A Indian and Nepalese Responses: An appraisal", Batabaran, “Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology, Singh Darbar, Kathmandu, pp. 31-50.
• Sijapati, B.S. (2005) “ Out Look of Global and Regional Environmental Law in the Asia Pacific", Nepal Law Review, Nepal Law campus, Faculty of Law, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu,pp.78-99.
• Sijapati, B.S. (2006), “Judicial Protection of the Environment: A Nepalese Perspective”, , Nyayadoot, Nepal Bar Association, Kathmandu,pp. 43-47.
• Sijapati B.S., (2006) "International Protection of the Environment: An Indian and Nepalese Response", Nepal Law Review, Nepal Law Campus, Faculty of Law, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal,pp.111-130.
• Sijapati B.S., (2009) "Rio Conference1992 and Environmental Protection: An Overview", Nyayadoot, Nepal Bar Association, Ramshah path, Kathmandu, Nepal,pp. 26-33 
• Sijapati,B.S.,(2010)"Vayu Pradushan Tatha Nepal Kanoon, "Hamro Sampada, Shayam Kumar Basnet, Kathmandu, Nepal,pp. 73-75.
• Sijapati B.S., (Falgun 2066) " Bayu Pradusan (Roktham Tatha Niyantran) Tatha Nepal Kanoon : Ek Sanchhipta Bibechana", Hamro Sampada, Year 9, Volume 10, Shyam Kumar Basent, pp. 73-75
• Sijapati B.S., (Mangsir/Poush 2066) "International Environmental Law, Nepalese Legislative and Judicial Response : An Appraisal", Nyayadoot, year 40, Number 184, Volume 5, Nepal Bar Association, Ramshahpath, Kathmandu, pp.62-70.
• Sijapati B.S.,(Chaitra/Baisakh 2066/67), "Batabaran Sanrachhan Nepalle Chaleko Pailaharu: Ek Simhalokan", Nyayadoot, year 41, Number 187, Volume 1, Nepal Bar Association, Ramshahpath, Kathmandu, pp.8-15.
• Sijapati B.S.,(Jestha / Ashad 2067), "The Concept and International Perspective of Sustainable Development : An over view", Nyayadoot, year 41, Number 188, Volume 2, Nepal Bar Association, Ramshahpath, Kathmandu, pp.88-94.
• Sijapati B.S.,(Ashad 2067), "Batabaran Sanrachan Ra Hamro Nyayapalika: Ek Sinhalokan", Supreme Bar Journal, Volume 4, Supreme Court Bar Association, Ramshahpath, Kathmandu, pp.122-132.
• Sijapati B.S.,(Shrawan 2067), "Jawik Bividhata Sanranchhan : Ek Kanooni Vyawastha Yewam Adalati Abhyas", Hamro Sampada, year 10, Volume 3, Shyam Kumar Basnet, pp.21-29.
• Sijapati B.S.,(Ashoj/Kartik 2067), "Batabarniya Prabhawa Mulyankan: Ek Kanooni Samichha", Hamro Sampada, year 10, Volume 6, Shyam Kumar Basnet, pp.53-57.
• Sijapati B.S.,(Mansir 2067), "Batabarniya Samrachha Ain, 2053 Tatha Niyamawali : Ek Samichha", Hamro Sampada, year 10, Volume 7, Shyam Kumar Basnet, pp.82-85.
• Sijapati B.S.,(Poush 2067), "Strategy and Action Plan of Nepalese Biodiversity: An over View", ", Hamro Sampada, year 10, Volume 8, Shyam Kumar Basnet, pp.97-99.
• Sijapati B.S.,(Poush 2067), "A Modern Hatch of Agreement : The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity: An Over View", Kanoon, Volume 84, Kanoon Byawasayi Club, Kathmandu, Dillibazar, Kathmandu, pp.50-52
• Sijapati B.S.,(2010), "A Constitutional Protection of Environment in Nepal", Nyaydoot, Year 40, No.186,Volume 7, English Special Issue, Nepal Bar Association, Ramshahpath, Kathmandu,pp.30-38
• Sijapati, B.S.,(2010)"Indian and Nepali Judicial Activism and Environmental Protection:An Appraisal", NJA Law Journal, Volume 4, Number 1, Shreekrishna Mulmi et. al. (eds.), National Judicial Academy, Hariharbhawan, Lalitpur,pp.209-222.
• Sijapati,B.S.,(Baisakh, 2068)," Sarwajnik Sarokar ko Biwad Pa Batabaran Sanranchhan", Nyay Chautari, Year 4, Volume 5, Nyaydhis Samaj, Ramshahpath, Kathmandu,pp162-169.
• Sijapati, B.S., (Kartik,2063),"Legal Vision of Environmental Protection in Nepal: A Historical and Constitutional Perspectives, Legal Vision, Year 1, Volume 2, LM-BAR Team, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu, Nepal. pp.37-40. 
• Sijapati, B.S., (Kartik 2067), "Salient Principles of Sustainable Development : An Appraisal", Hamro Sampada, Year 10, Volume 6, Shyam Kumar Basnet, Anam Nagar, Kathmandu, pp.53-57. 
• Sijapati, B.S., (Jestha, 2067), "Global Environmental Change and International Environmental Law : An overview", Hamro Sampada, Year 10, Volume 1, Shyam Kumar Basnet, Anamnagar, Kathmandu, pp. 131-133. 
• Sijapati, B.S. (2011), “Outlook of Environmental Protection & the Law”, Nyaydoot, year 41, No 193, Vol. 7, Nepal Bar Association, Ramshahpath, Kathmandu, Nepal. 
• Sijapati, B.S. (2012),“Right to Healthy Environment as a Human Right : A Nepalese Judicial Practice,” Nyaydoot, year 42, No 199, Vol. 6, Nepal Bar Association, Ramshahpath, Kathmandu, Nepal.
• Sijapati, B.S. (2010),“Environmental Knowledge system : A Global Framework”, Nepal Law Review, year 35, volume 22, Number 1 & 2, Nepal Law Campus, Faculty of Law, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.
• Sijapati, B.S. (2011),“Future of International Environmental Law in the Asia Pacific” Nepal Law Review, year 36, volume 23, Number 1 & 2, Nepal Law Campus, Faculty of Law, Tribhuvan University Kathmandu, Nepal. 
• Sijapati, B.S. (Baisakha, 2068), “Sarwajnik sarokar ko Biwad Ra Batabaran Sanrachan” Nyaya Chautari, Year 4, volume 5, Nyaydhish Samaj, Ramshahpath, Kathmandu, Nepal.
• Sijapati, B.S. (Paush, 2068), “Fundamental Principles of Environmental Justice: A Basis of Debate Precaution & Dedication”, Supreme Bar Journal, Year 5, Volume 5, Supreme Court Bar Association, Ramshahpath, Kathmandu, Nepal.
• Sijapati, B.S. (Shrawan, 2069), “Conservation of Biodiversity and the Law”, Supreme Bar Journal, Year 6, Volume 6, Supreme Court Bar Association, Ramshahpath, Kathmandu, Nepal. 


Research:

• A Legal protection of environment in Nepal, submitted to co-ordination section, Office of the Rector, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal (date of submission May, 2008)
• Review of Cross-Sectoral Policies Impacting Wetlands in Nepal and the Preparation of Revised National Wetland Policy 2010, submitted to Conservation and Sustainable Use of Wetlands in Nepal (CSUWN) Ministry of forests and Soil Conservation, Government of Nepal, Babarmahal, Kathmandu, Nepal (date of submission, January 2011)

Book

• Sijapati, B.S. (2003) “Environmental Protection: Law and Justice (with special reference to India & Nepal), Ashmita Books Publishers and distributors, Putalisadak, Kathmandu, Nepal. 
• Sijapati, B.S. (2011), “Environmental Law : A study on International and National Perspectives”, Sajha Prakashan, Harihar Bhawan, Lalitpur, Nepal.
• Sijapati, B.S. (2012), “Environmental Protection : Law & Justice (with special Reference to India & Nepal), Pairavi Prakashan, Publishers and Distributors ‘M’ House Ramshahpath, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Affiliations
• General Secretary, Mid Western Regional Bar Association, Surkhet, Nepal (1982-1984)
• Executive Member, Nepal Professor Association, Mahendra Multiple campus, Nepalgunj, Nepal
1990.
• Member, Delhi Law Review, Vol. XVI, Faculty of Law, Delhi University, India (1993-1994)
• President, Environmental and social Awareness Organization, Banke, Nepalgunj, Nepal (1995-1996)
• Executive Member, District Bar Association, Banke, Nepalgunj, Nepal (1996-1997)
• Member of Commission on Environmental Law (1998 – till date) IUCN, Bonn, Germany
• Member of Environmental Law Committee (2002-2005), Nepal Bar Association, Kathmandu, Nepal.
• Member, Centre for Environmental Law, Nepal (2002 – till date), Faculty of Law, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.
• Vice-Coordinator, Environmental Law Committee (2011-till date), Nepal Bar Association, Kathmandu, Nepal. 
• Member, Jurisprudence Subject Committee, Faculty of Law, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal (May, 2012 - till date)
• Life Time Member, Democratic Lawyer’s Association Nepal (DLA-Nepal). (April, 2012-till date)
• Executive Member, Supreme Court Bar Association (July, 2012- July 2014)

Award
Mahendra Bidhya Bhusan 24th Feb. 2004 His Majesty King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev.
Long Service Award (Dirgha Sewa Padak) 26th June, 2012 vice- chancellor, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.