Prativa Khanal, LL.M.

Research Fellow

Project Activities


Other Activities and Research Interests

Comparative Constitutional Law, International Human Rights Law, Rule of Law and State-Building in Post-Conflict States, Transitional Justice, and Women, Peace and Security

Since 10/2022 Research Fellow, Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law (Germany)

1/2022-present International Consultant-Policy and Programming Expert on Preventing Violent Extremism (On-call), UNDP (United States of America)

8/2020-present Regional Focal Point for South Asia, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders – GNWP (United States of America)

5/2021-10/2021 Women, Peace and Security Program Technical Specialist, UN Women (Somalia)

12/2020-3/2021 International Consultant-Women, Peace and Security, UN Women (Bangladesh)

03/2019-05/2019 Peace and Conflict Consultant – Full Time Course in Peace and Conflict Work, Academy for Conflict Transformation/Forum Civil Peace Service (Germany)

9/2018-11/2018 Consultant, TRIAL International and Forum for Women, Law and Development – FWLD (Nepal)

7/2017-12/2018 Senior Program Officer (previously Cora Weiss Peacebuilding Fellow), Global Network of Women Peacebuilders – GNWP (United States of America)

5/2017-6/2017 Global Diversity Fellow, Vrije University, Centre for International Criminal Justice (Netherlands)

3/2016-4/2017 Project Coordinator, Centro Cooperazione Sviluppo Onlus – CCS-Italy (Nepal)

6/2016-11/2016 Legal Consultant, UN Women (Nepal)

8/2014-12/2015 Project Coordinator, World Vision Advocacy Forum (WVAF) (Nepal)

10/2013-8/2014 Legal Officer, Transtional Justice Resource Centre (TJRC) (Nepal)

2013-2015 Master’s Degree in Law (LL.M), Purbanchal University (Nepal)

5/2013-6/2013 Legal Researcher/Facilitator, Forum for Protection of Public Interest (PROPUBLIC) (Nepal)

12/2011-11/2012 Legal Intern, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (Nepal)

07/2011-10/2011 Legal Intern, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, International Law and Treaties Division (Nepal)

2007-2012 Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Purbanchal University (Nepal)

  • International Conference on Understanding Nepal’s Foreign Policy, Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement (NICE) (27-28 November, 2021): Panel on ‘Women and Nepal’s Foreign Policy’ – ‘Is Nepal Ready for a Feminist Foreign Policy?’
  • Horizon Summit on ‘An intergenerational gathering dedicated to fostering peace leadership’ during the Commission on the Status of Women, organized by Women’s Federation for World Peace, International and USA (March 17, 2018): ‘Panel on Peace Leadership – Peace Leadership and Young Women and Girls) – Panelist
  • High-level side event to the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women, General Assembly Building, United Nations HQ, United States, organized by Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth and United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (14 March, 2018): ‘Lessons Learned from the Implementation of Women, Peace and Security Agenda: Recommendations to Advance the Youth, Peace and Security Agenda’ – High Level Commentator 
  • International Criminal Law and Criminology seminar at the Centre for International Criminal Justice, Viadrina University, Netherlands (June 12, 2017): ‘A South Asian perspective on the Ratification of Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court’
  • Peace and Conflict Consultant by the Academy for Conflict Transformation/Forum Civil Peace Service, Germany after participating the Full-time Course in Peace and Conflict Work (March 25 – May 29, 2019)
  • Cora Weiss Fellow, Global Network of Young Women Peace Builders (GNWP), United States (17 July, 2017 – 13 July, 2018)
  • Global Diversity Fellow, Center for International Criminal Justice, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands (13 May-16 June, 2017)
  • Member of the Nepal Bar Council (Nepal)