The National Judicial Academy (NJA), a member of International Organization of Judicial Training, was established in 2004 to serve training and research needs of the judges, government attorneys, government legal officers, judicial officers, private law practitioners, and others who are directly involved in the administration of justice in Nepal. The initiatives to establish the NJA began in 2002 under the Asian Development (ADB) financed project. Its former establishment took place in 2004 under the NJA Ordinance which is now substituted by National Judicial Academy Act, 2006. The NJA works under the broad policy guidelines of sixteen members' Governing Council headed by the Chief Justice of Nepal.
Field of Activities
Trainings : We have focused on training to contribute to enhance overall personality development of all personnel of stakeholders of the NJA. It has helped to enhance knowledge and skills that impact on promotion of effective, efficient and accessible justice. The NJA has conducted training need assessment with a view to support the human resource management needs of stakeholders and maximize the benefits by equipping the human resources with required knowledge, skills, and technologies. We design, organize and conduct trainings, seminars, conferences, symposia and related programs for all our stakeholders/partners.
Research and Dissemination of Information: Carry out research and produce publications, reports and recommendations in respect of reforms to relevant aspects of the law and administration of justice. Inform the judiciary and the wider community of new technology and its use in the administration of justice. Disseminate web-based information.
Advancement of the Judicial System: Coordinate, and collaborate with the Judicial Council and Judicial Service Commission in improving judicial administration and Promote a competitive, professionally competent, service oriented and effective Nepal Bar.Read more »
Hon. Kedar Paudel
Deputy Executive Director
Honorable Kedar Paudel, former Judge of High Court, assumed the office of Deputy Executive Director from 25 February 2019 to 15 July 2020 and rejoined the office from 16 December 2020. Before that he was Joint Secretary dealing with the multilateral affairs of Nepal in his capacity as the Head of International Law and Human Rights division of the Ministry Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs. He has served as a Civil Servant in various capacities in different Ministries, Departments and Constitutional bodies namely the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Commission for the Investigation of Authority, Public Service Commission, Judicial Training Centre for about 30 years.
Honorable Paudel has participated in several Government delegations in the capacity of leader and member of the delegations representing Nepal in various bilateral, regional and multilateral forums. He was the member of delegation of Nepal while presenting Universal Periodic Report (UPR), Initial and Periodic report of CEDAW, CRC, ICCPR and ICESCR and so on. He was the leader of the delegation of Nepal in the 11th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention in 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand and was a member of the delegation in 10th Congress 2005 in Vienna, Austria. He has been the resource person and panelist in various national and internal trainings, seminars and conferences. He has written number of articles mainly on human rights issues and transnational and economic organized crime.
He holds Masters Degree in Law (LL.M) from Pune University, India (first rank in merit among the successful candidates), Masters in Business Administration and Commerce with merit from Tribhuvan University Nepal. He has done Masters level study in Political Science and in Public Administration from Tribhuvan University Nepal.
Honorable Paudel has decorated with Mahendra Bidya Bhusan ( for his excellent academic performance in his LL.M Study in foreign University) and Prawal Gorkha Dakshin Bahu from the Head of the State of Nepal the then His Majesty King of Nepal; National Education Medal from the Ministry of Education for his contribution in the development of the education in the country.
He is married with Ms. Laxmi Paudel and they have two children Subodh and Sushmi.
Mr. Shreekrishna Mulmi
Director (Information Officer)
Shreekrishna Mulmi is a Director of the Research and Development Department at National Judicial Academy, Nepal (NJA-Nepal). He has earned LL.M. in International Human Rights Law (2008/09) from University of Hong Kong and in Criminal and Corporate Laws (2002 - 2004) from the University of Pune, India. He joined NJA-Nepal as Research Officer in 2005. Before joining at NJA-Nepal, he used to practice law as an Advocate (License No 6790, 2056 BS) in different courts in Kathmandu. As a Director at NJA-Nepal, he directs/coordinates/undertakes research and training activities and prepares training manuals and materials including coordination with justice sector organizations for training and research programs. He also supervises activities carried out by other subordinate officers, staff, interns etc. at NJA-Nepal. He has also the experiences in coordinating international/regional conferences in the field of law and justice. He involves in a number of research programs undertaken by NJA-Nepal and other institutes in Nepal. He also edits other publications of the NJA Nepal. He has published more than a dozen research articles and book chapters published in Nepal and abroad. He worked as Editor-in-Chief and Editor of the NJA Law Journal, published by the NJA-Nepal, for 15 years. As a scholar, Mr. Mulmi had participated and presented papers in many international conferences including the 7th and 8th International Conferences on the Training of the Judiciary, and the both were organized by International Organization for Judicial Training (IOJT) respectively in 2015 in Recife, Brazil and in 2017 in Manila, Philippines. He also has experiences of working as Panel of Judges in different moot court competitions conducted by ICRC and other institutions. He possesses expertise in commercial law, human rights law, humanitarian law, criminal law, civil law, judicial education, fair trial, international criminal law, gender justice, juvenile justice, access to justice, domestic violence, social inclusion and other social justice issues etc.