Bio of Kishor Uprety

Posted on Mar 22, 2016 | 0 comments

A lawyer for 30 years, Dr. Kishor Uprety, who holds a doctorate from Sorbonne University, has been with the World Bank’s Legal Department for the past 22 years. Prior to the Bank, Dr. Uprety worked at the UNIFAD, has been a lecturer of law (Nepal), an in-house counsel at RONAST, an attorney associated with the Council of Lawyers.

Through the Bank, he has worked on a myriad of development issues pertaining to about 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. He has been a guest speaker at many professional and academic institutions on a number of international law and development-related topics, including the role of third parties in international water treaty making, water law reform, trans-boundary waters, and legal aspects of operations of international financial organizations. He has also designed training programs on the legal aspects of World Bank operations for the benefit of World Bank’s project managers, and has served on the Editorial Board of the World Bank’s Law, Justice, and Development series.

Dr. Uprety has authored eight books and more than two dozen articles on various issues of development law, international, and water law. His books have focused on development and peace, institutional frameworks for legal and judicial training, transit regime of landlocked States; international river, combat against corruption, and globalizing justice.

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