Nischala Arjal, LL.M.

Research Fellow

Project Activities

Maldives and Sri Lanka

Areas of Expertise

Public International Law, Human Rights, Access to Justice

Other Activities and Research Interests

International Human Rights Law, Gender and Human Rights, Migration Law, Comparative Legislative Studies, Business and Human Rights, Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

Since 8/2023 Research Fellow, Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law

2/2021 – 8/2023 Assistant Professor of Law (Gender and Human Rights), Kathmandu School of Law (Nepal)

5/2023 – 8/2023 Consultant, Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law

4/2021 – 5/2023 South Asia Programme Associate, Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (Nepal/Thailand)

12/2021 – 6/2022 National Expert Consultant, UN Development Programme (Nepal)

2/2021 – Winter Academy on Artificial Intelligence and International Law, T.M.C Asser Instituut (Remote/The Netherlands)

1/2021 – Winter Course on International Law, The Hague Academy of International Law (Remote/The Netherlands)

8/2020 – 4/2021 Consultant, The Asia Foundation (Nepal)

12/2019 – 6/2020 Pro-Bono Case Manager, UN International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (The Netherlands)

2/2019 – 1/2020 LL.M. in Public International Law, Leiden University (The Netherlands)

2/2017 – 1/2019 Program Officer, The Asia Foundation (Nepal)

2/2017 Admitted to the National Bar of Nepal

8/2016 – 1/2017 Junior Associate, Pioneer Law Associates (Nepal)

8/2011 – 6/2016 B.A. LL.B, Kathmandu School of Law (Nepal)

  • Himalayan Field School, Business and Human Rights in Nepal, organised by Kathmandu School of Law and University of Sydney Law School (February 2023) – Lecturer/Presenter
  • Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition 2023, National Qualifying Rounds (Nepal), organised by the United States Embassy in Nepal (21 – 23 March 2023) – Expert Judge
  • UN South Asia Forum on Business and Human Rights, Taking the Climate Change Seriously (Ensuring a human rights-based approach to climate change in Nepal and the country’s transition to zero-carbon economy), organised by the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, International Labour Organisation, and the Un Development Programme (17 – 19 March 2021) – Presenter
  • Member of the Nepal Bar Council