Asst. Prof. Poonam Kaphle

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

Email : poonamkaphle@gmail.com

Designation: Assistant Professor


Ms. Poonam Kaphle is a Section Officer at Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. She pursued her LL.M and LL.B from Kathmandu School of Law in Criminal Law and Justice. She has worked with Kathmandu School of Law and KSL Policy and Legal Research Center in different capacities for last five years. She has experiences of working as senior project assistant, communication and documentation officer during her internship period in different research projects in thematic areas including sexual violence against women, transitional justice, civic education, democracy, human rights and good governance. She has been teaching Evidence law since last four years and is currently an adjunct faculty at KSL.


Research Projects

  1. Supporting enforcement of the New Criminal Laws to ensure uniformity in implementation of procedures for investigation of Criminal Cases
  2. Enhancing Good Governance, Human Rights Protection and Law Enforcement Situation in Security Agencies and Criminal Justice Actors in Nepal
  3. Preventing Sexual Violence in Nepal through Harmonizing Relevant Laws with International Human Right Standards
  4. A Study to Produce Facts based Documentation with Analytical Data on Status of Implementation of 2011 Universal Periodic Review (UPR)Recommendation
  5. Civil Education Program on Good Governance, Democracy and Human Rights
  6. Building Alliance against Women Trafficking in Nepal (An initiative to make collaboration of locals and different institutions to combat women trafficking in Sindhupalchowk district)
  7. Promoting Transitional Justice and Combating Impunity in Nepal through schools and Colleges



  1. Book Review on "Fatalism and Development: Nepal's Struggle for Development",  Kathmandu School of Law Review, Kathmandu School of Law, 2014
  2. Major Linguistic Features of Muluki Ain, 1910 (Nepali) , Kanoon Anwesika, Kathmandu School of Law, 2018


Research Interest/Research Area

  1. Criminal Justice
  2. Legal Drafting
  3. Human Rights
  4. Cyber Crime