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Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Area of Advocacy: Human Rights
Organization: United Nations Development Programme - Support to the Participatory Constitution Building in Nepal
Neeru Shrestha currently works as a legal officer with the UNDP's initiative to provide Support to the Participatory Constitution Building in Nepal (UNDP/SPCBN). Prior to this, she was conducting research on human rights and development with the Nepal Policy Institute, where she served as Co-Director.
Before joining the Nepal Policy Institute, Neeru was a practicing lawyer and co-partner at the Public Interest Law Firm. She was also founding Executive Director of the Campaign for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (CHRHL), which monitors human rights in Nepal and conducts training and workshops for human rights advocates. Neeru holds an LLM from Tribhuvan University and an MA in Sociology from Purbanchal University. As a PILnet International Fellow, Neeru conducted research on legal reform in the area of human rights and transitional justice in Nepal, including study of Nepal's two human rights inquiry commissions and comparison to similar initiatives in other parts of the world.