Dr Bipin Adhikari
Bipin Adhikari is a Nepalese jurisconsult. He leads Nepal Consulting Lawyers Inc - a law firm based in Kathmandu.
A PhD of Constitutional Law, Adhikari has significant academic and professional interest in his subject as an independent constitution building specialist. Apart from constitutional law, he also has expertise in the area of institution building, human rights, access to justice, legal reforms, governance and democratization process.
Adhikari teaches Political Economy of Public Policy at Kathmandu University School of Management. He was the founder dean of the School of Law (KUSL) during December 2013 to April 2019. At School of Law, Adhikari taught Constitutional Law and Federalism, and also implemented the Masters by Research Programme in the area of Corporate Law, International Trade Law, International Investment Law, Intellectual Property Law and Energy and Infrastructure Law. Adhikari has keen interest in legal aspects of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) programme and their implications for Nepal and its prospect for further development. Currently, he is a member of Tribhuvan University Faculty of Law Research Committee and is a law curriculum adviser to Lumbini Buddhist University in Lumbini.
Adhikari's career in the past has involved assignments with national and international agencies which include United Nations entities like the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and the UN peacekeeping missions in Liberia and Timor-Leste.
Adhikari is the chief editor of Essays on Constitutional Law being published by Nepal Law Society bi-annually. His interviews and articles have been published in leading newspapers and magazines of the country including the The Kathmandu Post, The Kantipur and Spotlight newsmagazine. He also regularly shares his expertise on a variety of constitutional legal topics on local TV and radio programmes.
The book that he recently edited A Treatise on the Constitution of Nepal 2015 (Kathmandu: Kathmandu University School of Law, 2020) is an important contribution to the study of the new Constitution of Nepal.
Adhikari is a member of Supreme Court Bar Association. He was conferred the title of "Senior Advocate" by the Supreme Court in August 2017. Adhikari is also a member of Nepal Bar Council Legal Education Committee. He continues to strongly support constitutionalism, the rule of law and liberal political causes in Nepal.