Dr. Aastha Dahal

Dr. Aastha Dahal is a committed lawyer with a multifaceted career in consulting and legal practice. She completed her PhD in Criminology at the University of Cambridge, where her research focused on police conflict resolution programs for spousal violence. 

Aastha has a Bachelor of Arts Combined Honors in Human Rights and Law from Carleton University, Canada, and an LLB from Nepal Law Campus, Tribhuvan University. She has played a pivotal role in crafting the Gender and Inclusion Policy for Butwal Sub-Metropolitan City in Nepal, and she is currently an Attorney at Law at Prime Legal Services and Research Centre in Nepal. Aastha served as a Full-time Faculty member (Assistant Professor) at Kathmandu University School of Law, where she instructed undergraduate courses in criminal law, human rights law, and legal reasoning. 

Her leadership skills are evident in her roles as the President (Postgraduate) of the Cambridge University Students’ Union and as a Research Officer at the University of Sydney and Kathmandu School of Law. Aastha’s dedication to justice, human rights, and advocacy has earned her prestigious awards, including the runner-up position for the Nigel Walker Prize for her PhD thesis at the University of Cambridge.