The National Judicial Academy (NJA), a member of International Organization of Judicial Training, was established in 2004 to serve training and research needs of the judges, government attorneys, government legal officers, judicial officers, private law practitioners, and others who are directly involved in the administration of justice in Nepal. The initiatives to establish the NJA began in 2002 under the Asian Development (ADB) financed project. Its former establishment took place in 2004 under the NJA Ordinance which is now substituted by National Judicial Academy Act, 2006. The NJA works under the broad policy guidelines of sixteen members' Governing Council headed by the Chief Justice of Nepal.
Field of Activities
Trainings : We have focused on training to contribute to enhance overall personality development of all personnel of stakeholders of the NJA. It has helped to enhance knowledge and skills that impact on promotion of effective, efficient and accessible justice. The NJA has conducted training need assessment with a view to support the human resource management needs of stakeholders and maximize the benefits by equipping the human resources with required knowledge, skills, and technologies. We design, organize and conduct trainings, seminars, conferences, symposia and related programs for all our stakeholders/partners.
Research and Dissemination of Information: Carry out research and produce publications, reports and recommendations in respect of reforms to relevant aspects of the law and administration of justice. Inform the judiciary and the wider community of new technology and its use in the administration of justice. Disseminate web-based information.
Advancement of the Judicial System: Coordinate, and collaborate with the Judicial Council and Judicial Service Commission in improving judicial administration and Promote a competitive, professionally competent, service oriented and effective Nepal Bar.
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.
Mr. Shreekrishna Mulmi
Director (Information Officer)
Shreekrishna Mulmi is the Director of the National Judicial Academy, Nepal (NJA-Nepal). He is the head of both the Human Resource Department and the Research and Development Department at NJA-Nepal. As Director, he involves in administrative functions at NJA-Nepal and also directs and undertakes research activities, coordinates training, and prepares training curricula, manuals, and materials including coordination with justice sector organizations for the training and research programs at NJA-Nepal.
Mr. Mulmi has earned LL.M. in International Human Rights (2008-2009) from the University of Hong Kong and an LL. M. in Criminal and Corporate Laws (200-2004) from the University of Pune, India.
He is the former Editor-in-Chief of NJA Law Journal. He has also experience in coordinating international/regional conferences in the field of law and justice. He involves in a number of research programs undertaken by NJA Nepal and other institutes in Nepal. He has published more than a dozen research articles and book chapters in a number of books, journals, periodicals, and resource materials in and outside Nepal.
As a scholar, Mr. Mulmi has participated in many international conferences including the International Conferences on the Training of the Judiciary which were organized by IOJT held in 2017 in Manila, Philippines, and another in 2015 in Recife, Brazil. He has expertise in judicial education, human rights, fair trials, social inclusion, and social justice issues. He also led training sessions on humanitarian law and international criminal law, gender justice, juvenile justice, access to justice, domestic violence, mediation, among others.