Gopal Nath Yogi
Gopal Nath Yogi is the executive director of the Bheri Environmental Excellence Group (BEE-Group) and the vice-president of Public Interest Law Advocacy and Litigation Nepal (PILAL). PILAL was established and is run by the PILnet International Fellows of Nepal; the organization aims to advance human rights in Nepal through litigation and advocacy and works in close partnership with PILnet. Gopal’s work with the BEE-Group includes fact-finding on violations of human rights, public advocacy and policy analysis on human rights and humanitarian issues, and public interest litigation on human rights issues.
In April 2011, Gopal obtained a court judgment halting the distribution of anti-elephantiasis drugs in Nepalgunj, Nepal
, after the drugs resulted in nine deaths and 700 injuries around Nepal. Gopal was able to achieve this in part by gathering organizations such as the BEE-Group and the Dalit NGO Federation to support the claim.
As a PILnet International Fellow, Gopal developed a project on the human rights situation of internally displaced persons in Nepal.