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Dipendra Jha is the first and incumbent Chief Attorney of Province 2. He has been appointed for the Chief Attorney by the Chief of State on recommendation of Chief Minister Mohammad Lalbabu Raut. He assumed the office on 18 February 2018.

Chief Attorney Jha is the chief legal advisor to Honorable Chief Minister Raut and Province 2 Government. As stated in the Article 160 of the Constitution of Nepal, he has the duty to give opinions and advice on constitutional and legal matters to the State Government and such other authorities as the State Government may specify.


Qualification
He holds a Master of Arts (Human Rights) degree from Mahidol University in Thailand and another master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from Bradford University in the U. K. He has also earned L. L. B. and L.L.M. degrees from the Tribhuvan University in Nepal.


Previous Roles
Before he took the oath of office and secrecy for the Chief Attorney to Province 2, he was a practicing lawyer at the Supreme Court of Nepal, a prominent human rights and constitution expert advocating on the issues of marginalised communities, and author and columnist for several national newspapers.

As a practicing lawyer, he was involved in a number of public interest litigation (PIL) cases on various key issues such as citizenship, inclusion, federalism and constitutional issues in Nepal. His litigations had received a highly political recognition and thus contributed to bring significant changes in laws and policies in the country.

As a constitution lawyer, his litigation has contributed to ensuring federalism in Nepal in The Constitution of Nepal 2015. The Supreme Court of Nepal, on 20 June 2015 issued an interim order against the implementation of a 16-point agreement that was agreed upon amongst the four major parties - Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, CPN-Maoist, and Nepal Democratic Forum - on 8 June 2015 to promulgate the constitution without federalism.

He has been quoted and mentioned in several news reports and interview of several media, including Al Zajeera English, AFP news The Kathmandu Post, The Himalayan Times, Hindustan Times, The Times of India among other national and international media on contemporary politics and constitutional and social justice issues of Nepal.

To learn more about him, please visit www.dipendrajha.com


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