Message from the Executive Director/Principal
-Prof. Yubaraj Sangroula, PhD
We apprehended a dream to alter the face of our nation through a competitive legal education that not just informs the state' functioning and governance but also leads the overall societal changes. Hence, it has been the foundational stone of Kathmandu School of Law (KSL). While executing initiatives back in the late 1990s against social ills like inequality, trafficking, gender-based violence and systemic failures in the field of law and justice, it dawned to the present team of KSL, that legal education is a prerequisite to bring about desired positive changes in the country. Hence, KSL emerged as a brainchild of all those local constraints, gradually realized in the care of non-profit motivation. Today, it stands out as an exception to the academic institutions with a business motive. Our only mission is to work tirelessly for a centre of excellence with an academic ambience where we prepare students for the increasingly complex and rapidly changing world with a sensitivity to serve the disenfranchised people in particular.
KSL’s principal feature is its research department. Within its short history of 20 years, it has showcased an impressive record of high-quality research specifically within areas of the Criminal Justice System of Nepal. With this thrive to increase educational opportunities, to explore new dimensions, to develop power of creativity, to engage with the community and to consider international contexts, I invite you to work, develop and create, ultimately impacting and changing lives in this research journal Asian Journal of International Affairs (AJIA). This Journal aims to establish Nepal as a hub of South Asia in terms of producing knowledge in international affairs based on oriental philosophical approaches at the core and western philosophical approaches in its periphery as well as promoting indigenous research approaches in the field of international affairs. The journal promotes detailed world view, perspective and discourses in this field that have potential to contribute knowledge to the existing scholarship. I wish the editorial team of the Journal to accomplish the academic destination.