Member, Expert Advisory Group

Daman Nath Dhungana

Daman Nath Dhungana, MA, BL is a senior advocate and a legal luminary of Nepal. He is a member of Kathmandu University School of Law Planning Advisory Committee. 

A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dhungana was also a Founder Executive Member of Amnesty International. In 1990 he served as member of the Constitution Recommendation Commission co-drafting Nepal’s second parliamentary Constitution. Dhungana was President of the Supreme Court Bar Association in 1984, General Secretary of the Nepal Bar Association 1971-73 and 1976-79, Founder Executive Member of the Nepal Law Society and President of Transparency International (Nepal Chapter) from 1997 to 1998. To add to his credentials, he served as Member of Parliament, was appointed as National Facilitator, Advisor and Observer of Nepal’s peace negotiations processes from 2003 to 2009, and was the principal advocate for the establishment of a Constituent Assembly in Nepal since the mid 1990’s to draft a new democratic constitution for the country. Dhungana is a founder-member of Nepal Transitions to Peace (NTTP) initiative. Dhungana is also the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Kathmandu University.