Dr. Kumar Sharma Acharya

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Name:Dr. Kumar Sharma Acharya

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Designation : Senior Advocate

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Temporary Address:Kathmandu, Nepal

Mobile No:9851100776

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    • Ph.D. on - Human Rights Perspectives of Supreme Court of Nepal on Habeas Corpus Writ : Completed at 2011, Nepal
    • LL.M. (Business and International Trade Law) : Completed in 2012, Nepal 
    • Masters in Arts (Political Science) : Completed in 1989, Nepal
    • Diploma (Bachelor) in Law : Completed in 1983, Nepal
    • Certificate  (Intermediate) in Law : Completed in 1979, Nepal
    • School Living Certificate (S.L.C.) , Completed in 1976, Nepal

Summary of Professional skills and/or expertise. 

  • Working in Mediation field: Since 2002 o Working as a Mediator
  • Working in Arbitration field: Since 2015 o Working as an Arbitrator
  • Working as a Consultant with different I/NGOs
  • Law Practice: Practicing Law Since 2040 o Currently Practicing as a Senior Advocate

Summary of relevant work experience.  National Level Representation (experience)

  • Member of "Mediation Expert Group" Appointed by Mediation Council, Nepal, Since March, 2019
  • Coordinator of "Kanoon Mitra Samaj", Elected and Appointed by  Lawyers Club, Kathmandu, Since December, 2018
  • Convener of Law Drafting and Recommendation commission, Province Number-5,
  • Butwal, Since February, 2018 to 16th July, 2019
  • Life Member of Nepal Council of Arbitration (NEPCA), Since December, 2014
  • Board Member of Nepal Mediation Council, Since 20th May, 2014 to 19th May, 2017 (For 3 years)
  • Secretary General of Community Mediator's Society – December, 2013 to 18th December, 2015 
  • President, Center for Legal Research and Resource Development (CeLRRd) 2006 December- 2008 March
  • Vice President of NBA, Central Executive Committee, Nepal Bar Association 20042007 Feb. (3 Years)
  • Central Committee Member, Forum for Protection of Human Rights (FOPHUR),
2000-2005    Executive Member Nepal Bar Council, 1994 -1999 (5 Years)

 Teaching Experience  

Visiting faculty, at National Law College, Kathmandu, Since December 2015 to 2016 December
Visiting faculty, at Kathmandu School of Law Since 2009 to December 2015
Assistant Professor, Kathmandu School of Law, Since 2007-2009  


  • Publisher of "Niyaik Dhowani" first Legal Journal from Nepalgunj, (2051 -2053 BS.)Legal Awareness Hand Book for Community : Publisher Community Legal Research Center (CLRC)+ Plan Nepal, Banke, 2002 ( Co-Writer )Writer of "Present Conflict, Human Rights and Legal Remedies (Hand Book)",  Publisher : SAP Nepal, Nepalgunj office 2005   


Best writing award on Daring Legal Writing award (Nirvik Lekhan Kanoon
Puruskar), from Lawyers Club Kathmandu at 26th February, 2014 
Published articles at Kantipur National Daily, Sagarmatha National Daily (now closed), Kanoon (Lawyer's Club Publication), Nyadoot (Nepal Bar Association Publication) and Local Newspapers :  on Constitution, Court system of Nepal, Human Rights, Legal Aid,
Criminal Justice, Mediation, Peace Building, Corruption Control, Prisoners' rights, Fair Trial and many other socio-legal issues  

Worked as a Consultant:

  1. National Legal Consultant, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), July 2019 to September, 2019
  2. Lead Expert to "Formulation of a draft of Local Model Community Mediation Law and draft of revised of Community Mediation Implementation Guideline for MoFALD", 12 July, 2017
  3. Chief Consultant of SaMi on Local Level Mediation Assessment, December 2016 to February 2017
  4. Consultant of Government of Nepal for UNDP "Rule of Law and Human Rights Protection System Programme" 9th May, 2016 to 31st May, 2016
  5. Consultant/Trainer of CeLRRd for Search for Common Ground supported program " Pahunch (Access): Strengthening the Poor’s and Marginalized Access to Justice and Security in Nepal" ToT conducted at Butwal, 24th June to 1st July 2015. (10 days)
  6. Consultant/Trainer of CeLRRd for American Embassy supported program "Women Peace and Security Initiatives in Nepal" conducted at Udayapur and Morang district, 2014. (2 months +)
  7. Consultant of The Asia Foundation to develop Multi-Stakeholder Trainer's Guide, 2014  (3 month +)
  8. Consultant to shorten and summarize Policy Input Paper, National Business Initiative (NBI), 15th August 2013 to 30th September 2013 
  9. Consultant of CeLRRd of Community Mediation Program, USAID Supported (PACT) program (Consultant for basic and refresher mediation training) – 24th July 2013 to 10th August 2013
  10. Consultant for CoCAS (Coalition for Constituent Assembly Support), CeLRRd 2008 (one year +)
  11. Consultant for Two days orientation on Peace Process Monitoring in Changing Context in Karnali to Executive Board Members, senior staff and PBAP project team members of KIRDARC. 10th January, 2007
  12. Survey Consultant to conduct baseline survey of Tulsipur Village Development Committee. 4th October, 1991

 Professional Experience:

  1. Chief Trainer of Strengthening Community Mediation Capacity for Peaceful and Harmonious Society Project (COMCAP – JICA), 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 
  2. Expert of pilot test the training materials on Multi-Stakeholder Mediation development through the action research methodology and revise the training materials to incorporate the feedback of the pilot test (agreement with The Asia Foundation), 3rd October 2013 to 25th March 2014 
  3. Team member of 3 Member’s Special Committee formed by Nepal Bar Association for Curriculum development on “General Law” for grade 11 and 12, formed by Nepal Bar Association, 2012 
  4. Drafted the initial Food Sovereignty Bill, for All Nepal Peasants' Federation, Kathmandu by 2009  
  5. Coordinator/expert of Advance Mediation Training Manual on Court Related Mediation Program for National Judicial Academy (NJA). Manual was approved by Supreme Court Mediation Committee by 2009.
  6. Coordinator of Basic Mediation Training Manual expert committee on Court Related Mediation Program for National Judicial Academy (NJA). Manual approved by Supreme Court Mediation Committee, 2009.

 Credentials or professional training relevant to expertise   Participated in Training: 

  1. Training on "Drafting Skill Development Training For Provincial Assembly Members and Officials", 1-7th July, 2018, Nepal Law Society/Governance Facility, Nepal 
  2. Training of Trainers (ToT) in "Gender and Mediation", 2-6th September, 2014, The Asia Foundation, Nepal
  3. 8 days, ToT on "Health and Leadership Development", 6th to 13th July, 2014, Personal Training Academy, Jaulakhel Lalitpur
  4. 7 Months, "Action Research on Multi-Stakeholder Mediation" , August 2013 to March 2014, The Asia Foundation, Kathmandu Nepal
  5. 6 days, ToT in "Multi-Stakeholder Mediation", 24th February to 1st March, 2014, The Asia Foundation, Kathmandu Nepal 
  6. 10 days, "Advanced ToT", 22nd July to 1st August, 2012, Personal Training Academy, Jaulakhel Lalitpur  
  7. "Advance Mediation Refresher Training", 2012 at Kathmandu, Organized by, Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBB) and Nepal Mediators Society (NEMS) 
  8. 40 Hours, "Advance Mediation Training", 27th – 31st May, 2011 at Kathmandu, Organized by, Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBB) and Nepal Mediators Society (NEMS)
  9. 4 days, MToT (Master Trainer's Training) on "Gender Based Violence", 19th – 22nd August, 2010 at Nagarkot, Organized by, RUWDUC and TAF Nepal
  10. 3 days, "Training on "Project Management" 20th – 22nd March, 2010 at Sauraha Chitwan, Organized by CeLRRd, Facilitated by, Lead International Nepal
  11. 4 Days, Capacity Building Workshop on "People Centered Advocacy" 19th - 22nd January 2010 Dhulikhel Kabhre. Jointly Organized by Danida HUGOU, Global Rights Partners for Justice, Kathmandu Nepal and NCAS India.  
  12. 5 Days, "Advance Trainer's Training on Social Artistry", April 2009, Kathmandu, Organized by Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) Nepal and Jean Houston Foundation, Ashland USA
  13. 9 Days, "Trainer's Training on Social Artistry" July 16 – 24, 2008 Dhulikhel Kabhre. Organized by Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) Nepal and Jean Houston Foundation, Ashland USA
  14. 3 days, training on "Do No Harm" from August 4 – 6, 2006 organized by UJYALO Program (SAFE Nepal and CARE).
  15. 6 days, training on "District Visioning Through Appreciative Inquiry" from June 16 – 19, 2006 and Sept. 17 – 18, 2006, organized by Pragya Management Group. 
  16. 5 days, Program on "Peace Building Training & Curriculum Development", March 2731 2005, Nepalgunj. Organized by CARE NEPAL- UJYALO PROJECT
  17. 4 Days, "Training on Court Referred Mediation", August 25-28, 2005, Dhulikhel Kabhre. Organized by UNDP (Access to Justice program)
  18. 5 days, "Trainer's Training on Community Peace Building", November 27- December 2, 2004 Nepalgunj. Jointly organized by : The Asia Foundation, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and CeLRRd
  19. 4 days, training on "Community Mediation: Advanced Master Trainer’s Training", November 20-23, 2004, Kathmandu. Jointly organized by : The Asia Foundation, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and IGD
  20. One week, "Refresher Training on Community Mediation", October 2003, Kathmandu, organized by The Asia Foundation and Institute of Governance and Development (IGD)
  21. Two weeks, Training on "Community Mediation: Master Trainer's Training Program" May 5-16, 2003, Kathmandu. Jointly organized by : The Asia Foundation, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and IGD
  22. One week, Orientation Workshop on "Legal Aid International Human Rights Standards of Fair Trial", 25 Feb.-2 March 2003, Kathmandu, organized by CeLRRd and Kathmandu School of Law
  23. 3 days, "Technology of Participation and Participatory Strategic Planning", Feb. 4 –6, 1999, organized by ICA Nepal 
  24. 3 days, "National Consultation Meeting on Nepalese Criminal Justice System in Nepal", January 9-11, 1999 - Sauraha, Chitwan, Organized by ILRR 
  25. Two weeks, Trainer’s Training on "Basic Skills of Lawyers", 1998, Kathmandu, organized by The College of Law, England in association with Nepal Bar Association.
  26. One week, training on "Lawyers and Industrial Relation", 1995, organized by Nepal Law Society
  27. One week training on "Human Rights Education for Human Rights Activists", 1994, Kathmandu, Nepal; organized by INHURED International