Ananta Raj Luitel

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Name:Ananta Raj Luitel

Date Of Birth:1975-07-20


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Designation : Advocate

Licence No : 7112

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Temporary Address:Suryavinayak Municipality– 3, Bhaktapur

Mobile No:9841353557

Resident No:01- 6633165

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Law Firm Address: Anamnagar, Kathmandu

Law Firm Phone: 01.5705818

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Master of Laws (LL. M), Specialization: Constitutional Law  
Nepal Law Campus, Tribhuvan University: Constitutional Law, Comparative Jurisprudence, Research Methodology, Research based Seminar paper and Nepalese Legal System.   (Thesis on freedom of speech and press under the Constitution of the Kingdom of  Nepal 1990)
Master’s degree in Political Science (M. A.) 
Modern Political Analysis, Political Though, International Politics, Administrative Studies, Nepalese Studies, International Law, Comparative Government and Politics, Diplo. and International Organization.  (Private) Tribhuvan University, Nepal 
Bachelor’s degree in Law (B.L.)   Nepal Law Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
1994:         Intermediate Level on Law   Nepal Law Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
 1992:       School Leaving Certificate (SLC),  Yeshodhara Secondary School, Taksar, Bhojpur District 

Professional Affiliation:

Legal Advisor, Nepal Republic Media Pvt. Ltd. (Nagarik and My Republica dailies)
Faculty member (Media Law), National Law College, Pulchok  
Advocate, Nepal Bar Council, Kathmandu, Nepal
(Official Translator) Notary Public Council of Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal  
Joined The Himalayan Times on October 1, 2002 as Senior Correspondent (Legal) and left on October 17, 2014 as Principal Correspondent (Legal). 
Continued columnist for the Himalayan Times till 2017 
Columnist, The Himalayan Times English National daily
Article published in Nagarik National daily, Kathmandu Post National daily
Article published in various online portals such as,   

Professional Experiences: 

Legal Advisor: Nepal Republic Media Pvt. Ltd. (publisher of Nagarik and My Republica dailies) from 2017 February 12, 2017 to till the date. Looked into the cases of staffs of the company, cases on behalf of the company in various courts such as District Court, High Court and Supreme Court.
Principle Correspondent (Legal)- The Himalayan Times, English daily; with the main responsibility to look into constitutional issues, court affairs, human rights, transitional justice and legal reform from  October 1, 2002 to October 17, 2014 and continued as columnist till 2017. 

Worked Area: 

Lodged Public Interest Litigations such as banning stapling on bank notes; publishing details father and grandfather's names of the bank defaulters, adequate housing for the people in the Supreme Court; petitions on press freedom; argued for dozens of cases on human rights issues; illegal detention, land disputes, banking cases and criminal cases. 
Argued for constitutional development and legal affairs, press freedom; human rights and transitional justice;
Writing on various issues on judicial independence, judges' independence, constitutional and legal issues and rights of the people.
Edited journals --Nepal Bar Council Law Journals for Vol VIII, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011/12 AD; Nyayadoot from 2061/62 to 20672/2073 BS
Wrote articles for various journals such as NJA Law Journal, Nepal Bar Council Law Journal, Nyayadoot, Golden Jubilee Smarika of Nepal Bar Association and newspapers as well as online portals.

Organizational Affiliation:

Currently General Secretary:      Constitutional Lawyers' Forum (CLaF)
General member:
Supreme Court Bar Association
Constitutional and Judicial Journalists Forum (CJJF)
Ex-Gen Secretary:
Research and Media Centre Against Corruption (ReMCAC)


-Author of Parda Pachhadiko Nyaya (Justice Behind the Curtain)  
-Co-author of Media Jurisprudence  
-Co-Author of Charles Sobhraj: Aparadh Ra Sajaya (Crimes and Punishment of Charles Sobhraj)  
-Editor of Bar Council Law Journal, Vol VIII, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011/12
-Articles published in Nepal Bar Council's Law Journal, Nepal Judicial Academy's Law Journal, Nepal Bar Association's Law Journal
-Editor/author Nepal Bar Association’s Golden Jubilee Journalism
Award-2063 BS


-Author Nepal Bar Association’s Golden Jubilee Journalism Award-2063 BS
 -Nepal Bar Association’s appreciation letter for valued contribution on editing and writing Golden Jubilee Souvenir of Nepal Bar Association- 2062 BS  
 -Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) award honoring of anti-corruption writing 2008
-Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) award honoring of anti-corruption writing 2009`
-Best writing awards by Democratic Lawyers Association (DLA) 2017 AD