Hon. Kedar Paudel
Deputy Executive Director
Honorable Kedar Paudel, former Judge of High Court, assumed the office of Deputy Executive Director from 25 February 2019 to 15 July 2020 and rejoined the office from 16 December 2020. Before that he was Joint Secretary dealing with the multilateral affairs of Nepal in his capacity as the Head of International Law and Human Rights division of the Ministry Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs. He has served as a Civil Servant in various capacities in different Ministries, Departments and Constitutional bodies namely the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Commission for the Investigation of Authority, Public Service Commission, Judicial Training Centre for about 30 years.
Honorable Paudel has participated in several Government delegations in the capacity of leader and member of the delegations representing Nepal in various bilateral, regional and multilateral forums. He was the member of delegation of Nepal while presenting Universal Periodic Report (UPR), Initial and Periodic report of CEDAW, CRC, ICCPR and ICESCR and so on. He was the leader of the delegation of Nepal in the 11th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention in 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand and was a member of the delegation in 10th Congress 2005 in Vienna, Austria. He has been the resource person and panelist in various national and internal trainings, seminars and conferences. He has written number of articles mainly on human rights issues and transnational and economic organized crime.
He holds Masters Degree in Law (LL.M) from Pune University, India (first rank in merit among the successful candidates), Masters in Business Administration and Commerce with merit from Tribhuvan University Nepal. He has done Masters level study in Political Science and in Public Administration from Tribhuvan University Nepal.
Honorable Paudel has decorated with Mahendra Bidya Bhusan ( for his excellent academic performance in his LL.M Study in foreign University) and Prawal Gorkha Dakshin Bahu from the Head of the State of Nepal the then His Majesty King of Nepal; National Education Medal from the Ministry of Education for his contribution in the development of the education in the country.
He is married with Ms. Laxmi Paudel and they have two children Subodh and Sushmi.