Ratna Bahadur Bagchand, IDSC (Nepal) received his B.A. in law from Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu in 1993. Ratna also received a Diploma in Human Rights in 2001 from the Danish Centre for Human Rights in Copenhagen. He has served as a member of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Nepal from 2005 onward, and is the Founder and President of the Lawyers National Campaign against Untouchability (LANCAU). In 2003, he received the award for Outstanding Lawyer of the Kingdom of Nepal, 2003, conferred by the National Dalit Commission, His Majesty’s Government of Nepal for promoting social justice, equality, and human rights throughout the country.

Mr. Bagchand has received a full scholarhsip to study Masters in International Development and Social Change.

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