Faculty

Asst. Prof. Achyut Acharya

Contact: Suryabinyak-4, Dadhikot, Bhaktapur, Bagmati, Nepal | 01-6634455, 01-6634663

Email : achyutacharya@ksl.edu.np

Designation: Assistant Professor

Biography

Mr. Achyut Acharya is Assistant Professor at Kathmandu School of Law. He is a dynamic professional who holds Master’s Degree in three disciplines namely International HRs Laws, Human Rights and Gender Justice and International Humanitarian Law from domestic and foreign Universities. He has considerably acquired advanced theoretical and practical knowledge on international human rights and humanitarian laws as well as domestic laws and legal system. He has teaching experience in couple of universities and colleges on the subject of international HRs and humanitarian laws, media and press freedom and HRs Impact Assessment. He has been involved in paper presentations on various contemporary topics and thematic area of human rights and fundamental freedoms both in Nepal and aboard. He also served as a senior staff of National Human Rights Commission of Nepal and Human Rights Officer in United Nations in South Sudan where he has gained a sound knowledge on human rights and humanitarian law; transitional justice; UN system on HRs; role and function of NHRIs as well as protection of civilians; network building and coordination of stakeholders including Government and security forces; State reporting system on HRs etc. He has successfully participated in various trainings in and out of country on monitoring, investigation, documentation and reporting on HRs; thematic area of gender, women, marginalized ethnic communities; democracy and good governance; domestic and international enforcement system on HRs; protection of civilian in armed conflict;  transitional justice system and mechanism; Project Management; International Standards for the Protection of Individuals and Groups; Core Commitments for Children; Advocacy and protection of Child; Coaching and Mentoring; Negotiation and Mediation; Legal Aid for Refugees and so on.

 

Research Projects

Mr Acharya has also worked as lead researcher and consultant on different themes and organizations:

  1. As a consultant on ‘Review Provincial Laws (Bagmati Province) from Human Rights Perspective’ for National Human Rights Commission’s Strategic Plan Support Project (SPSP-Supported by UNDP) on April -May 2020. (on going)
  2. As researcher on ‘Assessment of Civil Society Perspective on the Law-Making Process and Status of Freedom of Opinion, Expression and Assembly in the Provincial laws (Province 1, Bagmati and Gandaki Province)’ for Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC), Nepal. (on going) March-April 2020.
  3. As a research on ‘The role of Judiciary for the protection and promotion of Human Rights on 2019’ for Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC), Nepal (Published in Human Rights Year Book 2020, INSEC)
  4. A desk research on ‘Implementation status of International Humanitarian Laws (Laws of armed Conflict) in Nepal on 2018’ for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Nepal in 2020.
  5. A research study on “The Laws Incompatible with Rights to Education for Economic, Social and Culturally Deprived Groups in Nepal’’ for National Human Rights Commission of Nepal, January-April 2019. 
  6. A field research as a Lead Researcher on “Barriers to Political Participation of Women with Disabilities in the recently held House of Representatives and State Assembly Elections 2017” for National Disabled Women Association (NDWA) with cooperation of International Federation of Electoral System (IFES), January-June 2019. (Published)
  7. A study to identify the gap the ‘Rights of Women with Disabilities’ (WwDs) of existing constitution, Criminal and Civil Code, PwDs related Act for National Disable Women Association (NDWA) Dec. 2018 to July 2019. 
  8. A research study on ‘The Situation of Edcuation and Health Rights of Halia, Dalit and Santhal Community’ for ‘Campaign for Human Rights and Social Transfromation’ (CAHURAST) on July – November, 2018
  9. A field research on “Primary Study for the Enhancement of Women Leadership” in five districts of Province no 1, under the ‘She Leads’ program, of International Federation of Election System (IFES), Kathmandu, Nepal, March-April 2019.
  10. A study /review on “Human Rights perspectives of provincial laws of Gandaki Province” for NHRC-Nepal, on July 2019.  
  11. A position paper on ‘CSOs Perspective to Achieving SDG 16+: Building Accountable Institutions in Nepal’ for NGO Federation of Nepal, September 2019.
  12. A position paper on “Implementation Status of Recommendations of 2nd Cycle of   Universal Periodic Report (UPR), Nepal on Human Rights Education’ for NHRC-Nepal, August 2019.
  13. As a team member of research work on “Conflict related Sexual Violence against Women in Jongle State, South Sudan on 2017”, conducted by Human Rights Department, UN Mission in South Sudan
  14.  As team member of research work on “Arbitrarily and Extra-Judicial Killing in Jongle State, South Sudan on 2014”, conducted by Human Rights Department, UN Mission in South Sudan. 
  15. A research/study on “Education situation of Muslim Girls in Madarsha’ in Kapilvastu District, conducted by National Human Rights Commission, Western Regional Office, Pokhara on 2007. 
  16. A research/study on “Economic and Social status of Dalit Community in Myagdi and Nawalparasi District” conducted by National Human Rights Commission, Western Regional Office, Pokhara on 2006
  17. As a research assistant on research of ‘Survey on Trial Court System of Nepal'' conducted by Centers for Legal Resource and Research Development (CeLLRd), Kathmandu 2002.
  18. As a research assistant in a ‘Baseline survey of Criminal Justice System of Nepal" conducted by CeLLRd, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2002.
  19. As a research assistant on research of "A Base line Survey on Juvenile Justice System in Nepal" conducted by CeLLRd, Kathmandu, 2002.

Publication

  1. A field research as a Lead Researcher on “Barriers to Political Participation of Women with Disabilities in the recently held House of Representatives and State Assembly Elections 2017” for National Disabled Women Association (NDWA) with cooperation of International Federation of Electoral System (IFES), January-June 2019. Published NDWA on 2019.
  2. A research on ‘The role of Judiciary for the protection and promotion of Human Rights on 2019’ for Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC), Nepal (Published on Human Rights Year Book 2020, INSEC)