Access to Justice Project

Annual Report 2010

 

Introduction

Access to Justice (A to J) Project is one of the main programs of the Nepal Bar Association, based on an agreement between Nepal Bar Association (NEBA) and Norwegian Bar Association (NBA). NEBA is engaged in social welfare activities, in collaboration with NBA, in favor of needy women, children and people of underprivileged community since 1988 through Legal Aid Project, it has renewed the project as Access to Justice Project. The A to J Project is implemented in Nepal since 1st January, 2010 in co-operation with the Norwegian Bar Association and with the funding of NORAD.

 


 

Vision and Goal:

“To enable the Government of Nepal (GoN) in order to provide free legal aid to its indigent and poor citizens with intending to sustainability of legal aid in Nepal and secure right to free legal aid of the indigent people.”

 


 

Objectives:

The objectives of the project are as follows:

1.   To strengthen the concept of Rule of Law & Legal Aid in Nepal.

2.   To enable access to justice of targeted persons/groups.

3.   To protect human rights by intervening policy making bodies of the government.

4.   To provide professional training to staffs of District Legal Aid Committees and Rosters of Lawyers to enhance their capacity.

5.    To enhance legal education through the development of school level curriculum.

6.    To provide legal aid for Women, Dalit, Janajati, Madheshi and other marginalized community.

7.    To carry out advocacy and awareness programs for Women, Children, Dalit, Janajati, Madheshi and marginalized community's rights.

8.    To lobby for enactment of new laws relating Human Rights.

 


 

Target Groups or Beneficiaries:

The principal target groups of the Project are: all poor and indigent Nepali people including Women and Children, Dalit, Janajati, Madheshiand marginalized community who cannot afford legal counsel cost.

 

Steering Committee

Mr. Hari Krishna Karki                                   President

Mr. Sunil Kumar Pokharel                                    Secretary – General

Mr. Mohan Ingnam                                  Treasurer

Mr. Satish Krishna Kharel                                    Member

Mr. Anil Kumar Sinha                                          Member

Mrs. Geeta Pathak Sangraula                              Member

Mr. Mukti Pradhan                                             Member


 

 Activities:

  • Litigation and Counseling Support
  • Legal Literacy Program           
  • Mobile Legal Aid Clinic
  • Strengthening Legal Aid & Follow up program
  • Dalit Para Legal Program
  • Human Resource Development Training
  • Legal Awareness and Curriculum Development
  • Law Reform
  • Bill Draft
  • Prison & Custody Reform Program
  • National Women Lawyer Seminar
  • Human Rights Seminar
  • Media Campaign on free Legal Aid and Human Rights
  • Publication of Bar Journal (Nyayadoot) and other Reports

Specific Locations/ or Administrative Units of the Project 

  • Specific Location A:

     The Central Office of the Project is located at NEBA building, Ramshah Path, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Specific Location B:

     Women Lawyer Centers are located at following locations:

a.            Supreme Court  Bar Association, Kathmandu -    1

b.            Appellate Court Bar Associations: 12

1.            Nepalgunj

2.            Rajbiraj

3.            Ilam

4.            Mahendranagar

5.            Biratnagar

6.            Pokhara

7.            Butwal

8.            Patan

9.            Baglunj

10.         Surkhet

11.         Janakpur

12.       Dang

 

c.       District  Court Bar Associations: 16

1. Kavrepalanchok

2     Chitwan

3.    Jhapa

4.    Bhaktapur

5.    Morang

6.    Rupandehi

7.    Lalitpur

8.    Sunsari

9.    Banke

10.  Palpa

11.  Dhankuta

12.  Kathmandu

13.  Udayapur

14.  Kailali

15.  Tanahu

16.  Bardiya

  • Specific Location C:

     Entrusted Bar Units

Staffs

   
To carry out project activities successfully, NEBA has recruited the following staffs
1 Project Director  .............
2 Executive Editor Hom Nath Dhungana
3 Senior Adm. and Finance Officer Raj Kumar Khadka
4 Legal Aid Officer  
5 Program Support Officer Mohan Krishna Tandukar
6 Office Assistant Uddhav Prasad Silwal
7 Office Assistant Rudra Prasad Pathak
8 Account & Finance Assistant Kabita Panjiyar (Mahato)
9 Driver   Harka Bahadur Budhathoki
10 Messenger Bindu Khadka
11 Sweeper Bidhya Nepali
     
     

 

Contact Address:

 

Nepal Bar Association

Access to Justice Project

Ramshah Path, Kathmandu

Nepal Bar Building

Phone:   4253896, 4254647, 4248595

Fax :      4262755

G.P.O.Box:            5502

Email : nebaajp@wlink.com.np