Specialized in constitutional law, Dr. Bhimarjun Acharya is a leading constitutional lawyer and nation's influential constitutional scholar. Since 1996 he has been practicing law at the Supreme Court of Nepal mainly in the area of constitutional law. In addition to his practices of law, he has long experiences of teaching jurisprudence and constitutional law at various law universities. An LL.M. and a Ph.D. in the area of constitutional law, Dr. Acharya is credited as an author to the number of noted books on the subjects of constitution, law & politics. He has also edited some books and journals related to law and constitution and published hundreds of articles and papers in different national and international newspapers/journals. He regularly contributes views and opinions on national television and articles to the different national newspapers.
Founding President of Constitutional Lawyers' Forum (CLaF), Dr. Acharya as an expert, has served various government committees, national institutions and constitutional bodies of the government/state of Nepal including the constituent assembly especially on constitutional and political matters.
Major books authored by Dr. Bhimarjun Acharya include: Constitution and Constitutionalism (English), Published by Pairavi Prakashan, KTM, (2020); The Concept of Judicial Review (English), Published by Pairavi Prakashan, KTM, (2020); Kanoon Ra Rajniti (Law and Politics), (Nepali), Published by Alliance Law House, KTM (2015); Comparative Systems of Judicial Review (English), Published by A. K. Books Publication, KTM (2012); My Essays in Law, Media Freedom and Politics (English), Published by A. K. Publication, KTM (2012); Civilian Control Mechanisms of Security Forces in Nepal: A Comparative Perspective (English), Published by The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) (2011); Surakhsa Nikayamathi Nagrik Niyenaran Ka Kanooni Samyenra Haru, (Nepali), Published by National Peace Campaign and Alliance Law Firm, (2010); Sanghiyatama Sthaniya Swayatta Sarkarko Samvaidhanic Vavashtha (Constitutional Provisions of Autonomous Local Governments in Federations), (Nepali), Published by Municipal Association of Nepal, Kathmandu, (Co-author), (2010); Dynamics of Fundamental Rights, (Nepali), Published by National Peace Campaign, Kathmandu (2009); Handbook of Electoral System (Nepali), Published by National Peace Campaign, Kathmandu (2009); Electoral System Reforms: (Co-author) Published by NEMA (2009); Manav Adhikar Sandhiko Palana ma Sarvachwo Adalat (The Supreme Court in the Compliance of Human Rights Treaties) Published by Human Rights Treaties Monitoring Coordination Committee (2009); Fundamental Rights in the World Constitutions: Reference Book (English), Published by Pairavi Book House, Kathmandu, Nepal (2008); Journalism: Laws and Policies (Co-author) Published by Freedom Forum, Thapathali, Kathmandu (2008); Samvidhan Shabha Prakriya Ra Anubhav (Constituent Assembly: Process and Experiences), Reference Book (Nepali) Published by National Peace Campaign, Thapathali, KTM (1st edt. 2006, 2nd edt. 2007 and 3rd edt. 2007); A Hand Book of Constituent Assembly: Reference Book (Nepali), Published by National Peace Campaign, Thapathali, KTM (1st edt. 2006, 2nd edt. 2007); Domestication Status of ICCPR in Nepal: Research Book (English) Published by National Human Rights Commission, Kathmandu, (2007); Making Constitution through Constituent Assembly: Reference Book (English), Publiahed by Pairavi Prakashan, Putalisadak, Kathmandu, (2006); Review of the Laws on Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Offence and Punishment) Orrdiance (TADO): Research Book, (Nepali) Published by National Human Rights Commission, Kathmandu, (2006); Review of the Media Laws, (Co-author), Published by SAFMA and FNJ (2006); Review of the Laws on Human Trafficking: Research Book (Nepali) Published by National Human Rights Commission, Kathmandu, (2005); Freedom of Information: A Comparative Legal Survey (Co-author), First published by UNESCO, Delhi and Reporters Sans Frontiers, Paris. (2005); Select Acts of the Kingdom of Nepal, (English) Published by Pairavi Prakashan (2003).
Editor/edited Books: Essays on Constitutional Law, (vol.30-38) published by Nepal Society; Annual Survey of Nepalese Laws- Vol 2001, Vol 2002, Vol 2004 & Vol 2005 published by Nepal Bar Council.
Major articles (English), among others, authored by Dr. Acharya include: An Overview of the Practice of Judicial Review of Legislation in Nepal, "LAW REVIEW" Vol. 12 (1998); The Judiciary: Guardian of the Constitution, "ESSAYS ON CONSTITUTIONAL LAW" Vol. 30/31, Nepal Law Society (2000); A Strategy on Legal Aid Program in Nepal, "NAJEER" Vol. 4 (2000); Why the Judicial Review Matters, "ESSAYS ON CONSTITUTIONAL LAW", Vol. 33, Nepal Law Society (2001); Indigeniging the Nepalese Legal System: Cases for Debate, "ESSAYS ON CONSTITUTIONAL LAW", Vol. 34-35, Nepal Law Society (2001); A Misconception on Nepalese Legal System and Jurisprudence, "NEPAL LAW REVIEW" Vol. 14, Nepal Law Campus (2001); Are the Modern States Governed Under the Rule of Law, “ESSAYS ON CONSTITUTIONAL LAW”, Vol. 38, Nepal Law Society (2001); A Brief Note on the Evolution of Judicial Review, “JUST VOICE”, Appellate Court Bar Association, Lalitpur (2002); An Overview of the Year 2001: “ANNUAL SURVEY OF NEPALESE LAW” Nepal Bar Council (2002); An Overview of the Year 2002: “ANNUAL SURVEY OF NEPALESE LAW” Nepal Bar Council (2002); A Survey of Nepali Press during Emergency, “NEPALI PRESS DURING EMERGENCY”, Federation of Nepal Journalists (FNJ) (2003); Constitutional Crisis in Nepal, “LIBERAL TIMES”, Volume XI, No. 4, The Friedrich Naumann- Stiftung, Regional Office South Asia (2003); Nepal’s Access to International Criminal Court: “HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION OF NEPAL” (HURON), Vol. 8 (2003); Attacks on Article 117: “CONSTITUTIONAL DYNAMICS OF IMPASSE”, The Forum Plusmedium (Kathmandu) (2003); Survey of Some Selected Judgments of the Supreme Court: “ANNUAL SURVEY OF NEPALESE LAW” Nepal Bar Council (2004); A Survey of Major Legal Events in the Year 2005: “ANNUAL SURVEY OF NEPALESE LAW” Nepal Bar Council (2005); Freedom of Press and Publication: “NEPAL REPORTS” Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Studies (CEHURDES) (2005); Crisis of Constitutionalism, “GOLDEN JUBILEE SMARIKA”, Nepal Bar Association. (2005); Mechanics of the Int. Criminal Court and Its Jurisdiction: “INFORMAL” Informal Sector Services Centre (INSEC), Vol. 18 (2005); Making of the Constitution through Constituent Assembly: “READINGS ON GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT”, Vol. VII, Institute of Governance and Development (IGD) (2006); Constituent Assembly: Pathways to Constitution Making: “READINGS ON GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT”, Vol. VII, Institute of Governance and Development (IGD) (2006); Constitution Making and Non-negotiable Principles: “READINGS ON GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT” Vol. VIII, Institute of Governance and Development (IGD) (2007); Technicalities of Constituent Assembly: “READINGS ON GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT”, Vol. X, Institute of Governance and Development (IGD) (2007); The Functioning of Constituent Assembly : “THE SUPREME COURT BAR JOURNAL”, Vol. 2, (2008); The Democratic Constitution: “NEPAL BAR COUNCIL JOURNAL”, Nepal Bar Council (2008); Constitution Making-Top Priority: “GLOBLENEPALI”, May/June (2009); Independent Judicial System, “NAYADOOT”, English Special Issue, Nepal Bar Association (2009); The Judicial System: “THE NEPALI SECURITY SECTOR: AN ALMANAC”, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, Geneva and National Peace Campaign, Nepal Almanac, NPC (2009); Judicial Independence: Analysis of Various Aspects, “NEPAL BAR COUNCIL LAW JOURNAL”, Nepal Bar Council (2009) ; AN Overview of Security Sector Related Laws: “THE SECURITY SECTOR LEGISLATION OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF NEPAL: COMMENTARIES”, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, Geneva and National Peace Campaign, Nepal Almanac, NPC(2009); Constitution-making and Immutable Principles: “NEPAL LAW REVIEW”, Vol. 22, Nepal Law Campus (2010); The Constitutional Reform Process in Nepal: Research Paper presented at "Research Dissemination and Policy Workshop on Horizontal Inequalities and Conflict Prevention", held in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 26-27 July 2010, jointly organized by National Development Planning Agency (Government of Indonesia), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and The Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity (CRISE); The Constitution Reform Process in Nepal: “KANOON”, vol. 83, Nepal Lawyers’ Club (2011); The Constitution Making Process in Nepal: Prospects and Challenges: paper presented at " a seminar on ‘Recent Developments in Nepal’ organized by The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), a recently established Delhi-based independent Think Tank, dedicated to the cause of promoting peace and security in the region, held in Delhi, India, on January 6-7, 2011l; An Analysis of Proposed Bill of Rights: LAW COMMISSION JOURNAL, Nepal Law Commission, Ashadh, 2013; Constitution Making Process and Contentious Issues: KANOON JOURNAL- SAMBIDHAN BISHESH, Nepal Lawyers' Club, 2014; The Court and Judicial Review, Constitutional Law, A Reference Material, Office of the Attorney General, KTM 2019.; Fundamental Rights in Nepal: Some Thoughts: ESSAYS ON CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (Vol 39), Nepal Law Society, 2020.
Dozen of national awards received in the fields of law, justice and literature: