PUBLIC member

Ms. Bishnu Pokhrel [Member]


 Mrs. Pokhrel, Bishnu


Driving license: 10-127391

Advocate license: 7132

Working as an advocate since 20 years

Personal information

Mother’s Name                        :           Balika Pokhrel

Father’s Name                         :           Chudamani Pokhrel

Date of Birth                           :           2031/4/29

Citizenship                              :           Nepali

Marital Status                          :           Married

Sex                                          :           Female

Language Proficiency             :           English, Nepali, Hindi, Tharu & Awadhi

Place of Birth                          :           Bhingri -7, Pyuthan, Provence no 5

Permanent Address

Rajapur Municipality- 5, Bardiya

Current  Address

Nepalgunj, Sub- Metropolitan city-10, Banke, Province -5, Nepal

Academic Qualification

  1. L.L.M. in Human Right and Gender Justice from Kathmandu School of Law (KSL) with 1st division.
  2. Master’s Degree in Sociology from Tribhuvan University of Nepal.

Faculty: Humanities

Work Experience:
  • Worked as a member of Law drafting and recommendation Commission at Province, for  5
  • Worked as a social worker (member of juvenile Bench) District Court Banke for 5 year
  • Worked as paid lawyer at the District and High Court in Nepalgunj for 2 years;
  • Worked as social worker at the District Court of  Nepalgunj, Banke for 5 years and provided justice to the child victims;
  • Worked as Court Mediator in Nepalgunj for 3 years;
  • Worked as a team leader at RRN Nepalgunj and provided counseling service and filed cases on behalf of the conflict victims for 6 months;
  • Worked as a member of local peace committee in Banke for 7 years;
  • Worked as legal coordinator for Amnesty International, Nepalgunj, Banke branch for 3 years;
  • Working as an executive member of CAHURAST Nepal from 2063 BS to 2076
  • Working as an advocate and pleading cases on behalf of the victims of justice and conflict since 2000 AD;
  • Working as a freelancer on human rights, gender justice and transitional justice issues.
  • Worked at secretary at Nepal Bar Association District unite Banke Nepalgunj -women Legal Sector_
  • Orientation on parliamentary practice and law making process orientation for Provincial Assembly Member  by Nepal Law Society Province no. 5, 6 and 7.
  •  Worked as a Legal Advisor Pleading the cases related with Municipal Development Committee Kohalpur Banke for 1 year.
  • Worked as Regional legal advisor at Dalit NGO Federation DNF, Nepalgunj for 3 year
  • Training provided on Human Right, Child Right, Women Right, Mediation, Conflict management. Gender, democracy and rule of Law, Constitution Assembly Process and transitional justice issues.
  • Provided the Legal Aid service to victim people for 2 year by District Legal Aid Committee Banke -Government Organization.


  • Mahila Abhiyan – 2056
  • On overview the gender justice in Nepal, published in 2070 by district Local peace committee Banke (Article in Book)
  • Paper presented on the Women Lawyers conference 2073, the new draft provision of women rights in Civil and Criminal code
  • Published the article on women issue in different time, in Kantipur daily

Ms. Mana Dahal [Member]

Ms. Dahal was an expert member (June, 2017 – Feb, 2019) at 3 No. Provincial Office of Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Nepal. She received her Masters in Law (LLM) in Human Rights and Gender Justice from Purbanchal University in 2015 and Master in Sociology from the Tribhuvan University, Nepal on 2002. Bachelor in Law (B.L), Tribhuvan University, Nepal on 1991. Furthermore, she has been awarded with one year International Leadership and Management Training on “Planning and Management for the Sustainable development in the Mountain Reason “organized by InWent, Germany, in Feldafing on April 2007 to March 2008.

Ms. Dahal is a member of the High Court Bar Association, Patan Lalitpur, where she was listing and practicing as a Court Mediation Lawyer. Over 20 years’ experience in the field of programme management, coordination on Rule of Law & Constitution Making Process in Nepal, Monitoring and Evaluation to the rural community based projects under the NGOs, INGOs with special focus on women empowerment, Gender and social inclusion as well as Legal Research . Ms Dahal have already accomplished some of the impeccable projects before joining TRC as an expert member.

Ms. Dahal has International experience with several European organizations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland during course on Planning and Management for the Sustainable Regional Development in the Mountain Region. Extensive experience on GESI and Gender Based Violence (GBV). Furthermore, she holds experience of holding activities under various projects as facilitating workshops, preparing presentation and action plan in Natural Resource Management (NRM) and Development sector, comprehensive experience in Supporting Organization (SOs) and Service Agencies (SAs) ensuring their qualitative performance.

Dr. Govind Gautam [Member]

Dr. Govind Gautam


A. General information :

1. Date of Birth : March. 24, 1955
2. Name of Parents: Durga Prasad Gautam, Mainadevi Gautam
3. Residence Address : Gorahi-11, Dang (Permanent), Nagarjun-10, Kathmandu (Recent)
4. Nationality: Nepali

B. Education : Bachelor/Master/Ph.D. in Law

Mr. Prachanda Raj Pradhan [Member]

Prachanda Raj Pradhan 


A. General information :

1. Date of Birth : Feb. 3, 1962
2. Place of Birth : Sanga, Kavre
3. Residence Address : 323/28
Maitidevi Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal.

B. Education :

Bachelors in Law, Tribhuvan University 1985

C. Course attended :

1. Development Lawyers Course, DLC, at
International Development Law Institute

Rome, Italy, 1993.
2. Youth Leadership Course, Israel, 1997

D. Professional carrier :

1. Advocate, Supreme Court Nepal 1987
2. Vice Chairman Nepal Law Commission
3. Senior Advocate, Supreme Court 2017
4. Member, Suggestion Collection Team of
Constitution Suggestion Commission 1990. (led by Rt. Honorable Daman Nath Dhungana)

E. Participation :

1. International Visitor Program, USA 1985

  1. Global Planning Meeting, The Hunger
    Project, New York 1987.
    3. Global Youth Conference on Right of Child Kyoto, Japan 1991.
    4. United Nations World Summit on CRC,
    New York, 2002. (led by then Rt. Honorable Prime Minister of Nepal.)
    5. COA Conference, New York, 2008.
    6. Good will visit of Law Commission to
    New Zealand Law Commission 2014
    7. Commonwealth Association of Law
    Reform Agencies CALRA, International
    Conference, Scotland 2015.F. Visits : Almost 35 CountriesG. Corresponding Address :

    Truth and Reconciliation Commission
    Babar Mahal, Kathmandu, Nepal.
    Telephone : 014102153
    Cell : 9851254139
    Email :

Mr. Ganesh Datta Bhatta [Chairperson]

Ganesh Datta Bhatta is an Associate Professor at Nepal Law Campus, Faculty of Law, Tribhuvan University, where he has taught Constitutional Law for 31 years. He received his Master of Laws (L.L.M) from Tribhuvan University. His research interests include constitutional law, human rights, legal reform, governance, and democratization process.
He has completed courses on Comparative Study of the Formation and Implementation of the Nepalese and Swedish Constitution from Uppsala University, Sweden and a course on Decentralization from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He attended the 44th Annual Academy of American and International Law organized by the Center for American and International Law in Plano Texas, USA.
Bhatta is a member of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Nepal. He has served as the General Secretary of Human Rights Organization of Nepal (HURON) and as a member of Planning and Advisory Committee at Kathmandu University; School of Law. He has been involved in Civic Education for many years through different national and international organizations working in Nepal. He has published articles in various journals and newspapers mainly in the area of constitutional and contemporary issues and has presented papers at both national and international levels. He has co-edited two books on judicial reform published by Nepal Constitution Foundation and has also co-edited a book on “Intangible Heritages of Patan – Rituals, Performances and Observances” His new book entitled “संवैधानिक कानुनका आधारभूत सिद्धान्तहरु” (Basic Principles of Constitution Law – with reference to the constitution of Nepal 2072) will be published soon.