What to expect from us
Know more about the International Winter Residential School
Who are we
ESDR, the International Winter Residential School
- To enhance ESDR as substantial and integral human rights
- To explore common ESDR issues in Asia Pacific Region
- To propose feasible, consensual solutions to these issues with an interdisciplinary, holistic and pragmatic approach
What you will get
|ENGAGED||Work together in groups; Develop your skills in projects and workshops designed by the organizers|
|CHALLENGED||Test your boundaries, step out of your comfort zone by speaking on diverse issues|
|INFORMED||Make sense of the Economic, Social and Development Rights with relation to other different areas and issues.|
What makes us different
ESDR is an intense, demanding and
- First of its kind, in the South Asian region and surrounding countries
- Regional network of law faculties, experts, students and right advocates
- Gathering expertise on the issues of economic and social rights and good governance
- Provided rich input to the process of transformation of the Nepali society
Discover the world of ESDR
For those who wants to know more about it.
13 Years of Successful Completion
These past 13 editions of ESDR have been a learning and growing of Law. Yearly participatory surveys have helped us identify the primary focus area in Economic, Social and Development Rights in the region, thus, enabling us to make ESDR more comprehensive and content-specific each year. Feedbacks have also reiterated the significance of the Winter Residential School, each year we host students from various parts of the world and their experience sharing have always been on a positive note. We also follow up on our ESDR participants and their activities post ESDR which have been human-rights centric and empowering. Our ESDR alumni, also called ESDR Alumni Association (ESDRAA) have also been involved in organizing this Winter Residential Program over the last few years.
MEET OUT RESOURCE PERSONS
They are the people working to provide you the qualitative information.
Prof. Yubaraj Sangroula
Executive Director – Kathmandu School of Law, Nepal
Prof. Yubaraj Sangroula served as the Attorney General of Nepal with sparkling notice of the society in 2012. He served the Government of Nepal as a Convenor of the High-Level Taskforce Reforming the Security Agencies of Nepal (Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and National Investigation Department) in 2009. He has authored several books on Criminal Justice System, Jurisprudence and philosophy.
Prof. Mizanur Rahman
Professor of Law, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Professor Mizanur Rahman is the senior-most faculty member at the Department of Law, University of Dhaka. One of the forerunners of Clinical legal Education in Bangladesh, Dr. Rahman founded ELCOP in 1999 to bring legal education beyond the classroom. He developed the concept of ‘Rebellious Lawyering’ which challenges the existing norms of access to justice in Bangladesh to make it a pro-poor system. Dr. Rahman served as the Chair of National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh (2010-2016).
Prof. Geeta Pathak
Professor – Kathmandu School of Law, Nepal
Prof. Geeta Pathak started her teaching profession 2001. She currently is the Steering Committee Member and Academic Convenor of Asia Pacific Master Program on Human Rights and Democratization Program (APMA) , which is a joint collaboration between the Kathmandu School of Law and 4 other renowned universities in the region. She is also Chair of Human Rights-Based Access to Justice consortium. HRBA2J). She has been resource person for ESDR since its inception.
Prof. Arun Gupto
Principal – Institute of Advanced Communication, Education and Research, Kathmandu, Nepal
Prof. Arun Gupto’s areas of study are literary theory, postcolonial studies and South Asian studies, and his current research is on South Asian art and religion. He obtained Ph.D.
Dr. Chen Xiaochen
Director – Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY)
Dr. Chen Xiaochen is the Director of International Studies Dept. and a researcher with Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY). Graduating from Peking University in International Relations, he once served as a senior journalist of comments at China Business News (CBN), a leading financial daily in China. He co-founded China Institute forStrategy of CBN, then served as the Director Assistant of CBN Institute.
Mr. Muhammad Amir Rana
Director – Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), Pakistan
Mr. Muhammad Amir Rana is affiliated with the Institute of
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Studying in KSL and in Nepal at its federalization transitional period, witnessing new systems and new policies being formed has been extraordinary. Reflecting a lot on development and human rights, especially in the emerging context of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to study prudently about the international human rights norms & mechanisms from knowledgeable and passionate professors with strong expertise in these respective areas. I also pay great tribute to the learner friendly environment and supports the School has excelled in providing us with. Thank you KSL