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Lawyers’ National Campaign for Elimination of Caste Discrimination

Kathmandu , Nepal
Joined April 2012
Presence in: Nepal

Lawyers National Campaign for the Elimination of Caste Discrimination (LANCAU Nepal) is a non-governmental organization founded in 2002 by the then Attorney at Law Ratna Bagchand (presently the (Judge of the Appelate Court of Nepalgunj ) in order to eliminate the crime of discrimination against Dalit peoplesLawyers’ National Campaign for Elimination of Caste Discrimination LANCAU Nepal is dedicated to end the crime of caste discrimination through legal advocacy, research, and training to work towards accountability through implementation of existing anti- discriminatory laws and policies. As a professional organization LANCAU Nepal strategically positions itself to bridge the gap between high- level policy reforms and on -the ground social change by working with the government, private organizations, and public institution in order to create a nation where not a single person remains untouchable.

Vision:Lawyers’ National Campaign for Elimination for Caste Discrimination envisions in an equitable society in which each person, regardless of his or her caste, enjoys a dignified existence free of discrimination; in which all enjoy free and equal access to education, economic resources, social, cultural, religious and political. We envision societies that will be characterized by profound change of mentality, in discriminators recognize the crime of their actions and the discriminated embody and assert their legal and human rights. For this, LANCAU, Nepal will be leading organization working against caste discrimination.

Goal:The goal of the LANCAU within 2010-20 is to prepare critical mass, facilitate to design caste discrimination free legislation and legal framework and ensure effective institutions for the elimination of the crime of caste discrimination and to mobilize the entire country against caste discrimination by initiating sectoral campaign

People Associated With This Organization

Ananda Koirala

Lawyers’ National Campaign for... (Unverified)
Joined April 2013

Santosh Giri

United States  
Lawyers’ National Campaign for...
Joined September 2017
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Labor & Employment, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Right to Information, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
Glad to know that Namati has worked with LANCAU in the past from Nepal, where I was one of the founders in 2003-4. I am a Lawyer from Nepal and practice Human Rights, Public Interest Litigation and Legal Technology in Nepal. I visit Nepal almost every year and lead and mentor my counterparts in Nepal from the US.

I am located in San Jose, California. I am not a licensed attorney in the US but I have been working with multiple law firms, providing them with professional paralegal services in Immigration matters ranging from student visas to H-1B to Green Card and US Citizenship.

I am interested in working with Namati in Legal Technology for Nepal where I pioneered the first legal software in 2001 'Smartlaw' and in the US where I am engaged in 'AutoPAF' which assists immigrant employers comply with immigration law requirements.

Advocate Santosh Giri
Currently, San Jose, California
Permanently, Kathmandu, Nepal
Prabhakar Bagchand is the network champion (main point of contact) for Lawyers’ National Campaign for Elimination of Caste Discrimination.

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