Nepal’s conventional justice system is mostly prosecution-driven, punishment-heavy and adversarial. It fails to notice — let alone address — the transformative ideals of justice, such as the ones espoused by the restorative and collaborative justice.

We, at NIJ, have been involved in the very formative stages of introducing restorative justice in Nepal through our previous engagements in various organizations. Now, we create NIJ as an exclusive forum to explore, promote and establish more functional alternatives to the conventional justice in addressing both situations of crime and conflict. Such alternatives could be ones based on the values of restorative, community and collaborative justice so that lasting social transformation can be achieved in our societies, our country and then beyond. .

Building on synergic potential for the transformation we aspire to have, NIJ is expanding its network among justice-minded individuals and organizations all across the country and beyond. We heartily welcome everyone of you to join our restorative pathways for change.

Welcome to Nepal Institute of Justice!