Shankar is a human rights attorney with the Lawyers’ Association for Human Rights of Nepalese Indigenous Peoples (LAHURNIP) and a leader in his field. In his role with LAHURNIP, Shankar provides free legal aid services and works to promote, protect and defend the human rights of indigenous peoples in Nepal.
As a Fellow, Shankar will develop a project to promote the rights of indigenous peoples in the ongoing constitution making and law reform process in Nepal. The project aims to guarantee effective and meaningful participation by indigenous peoples in the constitution making process and to ensure their voices are heard. The project will include preparing research and advocacy materials on the rights of indigenous peoples, identifying problems or gaps in draft constitutions and building relationship with US-based development organizations working on government building and constitution making in Nepal.