Bishal Khanal

Fulltime Faculty,
School of Law
Madhyapurthimi Municipality-1, Lokanthali, Bhaktapur
Honors and Awards

Major Courses Taught

Jurisprudence and Legal Theory, Nepalese Legal System, Comparative Legal Traditions, Law of Crimes, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law 


Masters in Comparative Law, University of Delhi;  Masters in Public Administration:  Masters Degree in Political Science- Tribhuvan University (TU);  Post Graduate Course in American Law- University of California

Teaching and Professional Experience 

Teaching Experience 

Faculty Member (full time), Kathmandu University School of Law, Aug 2014- to date

Visiting Fculty of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at MA  Program of Conflict, Peace and Development Studies, TU (four semesters), 2012- 2014

Faculty Member (part time), Nepali Legal System (Nepali Jurisprudence) to LL.M. program of  TU, 1996-2000

Faculty Member (part time), Major Legal Systems (comparative legal tradition) at LL. B. program  of TU, 1992-2000

Rule of Law and Human Rights Educator- considerable amount of presentations made on different issues  of rule of law, human rights and judicial system. The issues  may include rule of law, right to fair trial, access to justice, judicial education, court management and planning, economic and social rights, right to development, migrant's rights,  right based approach, eastern concept of right and freedoms, national and international human rights mechanisms and contemporary human rights issues.  The participants would include human rights defenders, members of civil society, judges, court staff, prosecutors, civil servants, police personnel, lawyers and  mediapersons .

Professional Experience 

Secretary, National Human Rights Commission of Nepal with additional responsibiites  of National Project Director for  UNDP supported  Strengthening of National Human Rights Institutions in Nepal Project, 2008-2013

Faculty member, National Judicial Academy, 2005-2007

Worked with UNDP and UN Country Team in Nigeria along with regular support to UNOHCHR, Geneva as a Human Rights Specialist, 2000-2004

Joint Registrar (Head- R&D Division) of the Supreme Court of Nepal with additional responsibilities of coordinating DANIDA supported Human Rights and Good Governance Project etc, 1992

Assistant to the Chief Justice with additional assignment of R&D division of the Supreme Court of Nepal, 1990

Distirct judge, 1985

Joined Ministry of Law and Justice as a Legal officer, 1980

Adimitted to Nepal Bar as an advocate, 1979

Professional Affiliation- selected (both past and present )

Chair, Charumati Foundation and Charumati College, Kathmandu.

Chair, Bibhuti Pragya Niketan, Kathmandu

Board member, Kathmandu Community College

Life member, Former Civil Servoce Officer's Association of Nepal

Life member, Abal Brahmachari Maharshi Sadananda Foundation

Life member, The Better Nepal

Life member, Neighbourhood Society, Kausaltar, Bhaktapur

Charter member, Rotary Club of Bhadgaon

Founding Vice Chair, Alliance for Social and Economic Rights

Member, Association of the Lawyers of South Asian Countries (SAARC Law)

Member, Nepal Law Society



Family Law at Crossroads (with Sombhojen Limbu), Pairabi Publications, 2020

Legal Reform via Reception of Law, Bhrikuti Publications, 2018

Proxi Dreams (poetry in English) Manjusha Publcations, 2009

Human Rights and Development, Manjusha Publications, 2006

Regeneration  of  Nepalese Law,   Bhrikuti  Publications, 2000

Biswaka Pramukh  Kanoon Pranaliharu (major legal systems of the world)  (in Nepali), Bhrikuti Publcations, 1994 (4th ed 2016)

Kehi Sawal Sanad ra Rukkaharu (selected statutes,  and decrees issued in contemporary history of Nepal) (with Ram Prasad Bhandari), Janak Bhandari, 1990

Nepalko Nyaya Prashashan ek Aitihasik Simhabalokan (history of the administration of justice in Nepal), Bhrikuti Publications, 1987 ( 3rd ed 2016) 


Over the decades, considerable number of articles on law, justice and human rights  are published in various journals, reports and periodicals in the country and abroad. 

Honors and Awards


Mahendra Ratna Bhushan 

Janapad Sewa Padak

Dirgha Sewa Padak 

Durgam Sewa Padak

Silver Jubilee of Enthronement Medal


Human Rights and Justice System