South Asians for Human Rights

Promoting Democracy, Upholding Human Rights

Sushil Pyakurel

- Nepal -

Sushil Pyakurel, A Human Rights defender is former Commissioner of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)2000-2005, Nepal. He is also former Human Rights and political   Expert Advisor to The President of Nepal. and founder of the frontline human rights organization INSEC, Nepal.

Sushil Pyakurel is one of the founders of First Human Rights Organization Forum for Protection of Human Rights (FOPHUR) in Nepal during the King’s dictatorial regime.

Mr. Pyakurel played a lead role in the movement for the establishment of National Human Rights Commission in Nepal in 1998-1999. Mr. Pyakurel is always in front line in the struggle against culture of impunity to establish accountability for human rights violations. Mr. Pyakurel also served as General Secretory of South Asia Forum for Human Rights (SAFHR) 1994-1999.He is also former chair of Accountability Watch Committee (AWC) and Alliance for Social Dialogue (ASD). He is also Founder member of Forum Asia and Vice Chair of ANFREL.