Nepal Institute of Justice

Nepal Institute of Justice (NIJ) is a non-profit, non-partisan and non-governmental organization working to promote restorative, collaborative and transformative justice in Nepal. Conceived in 2013, and Incorporated in 2016, NIJ is a board-driven organization registered with Social Welfare Council of Nepal (Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare) under the Associations Registration Act 1977 and Social Welfare Act 1992.

NIJ aims to establish non-adversarial mechanisms in Nepal as a way of positively transforming contexts of conflict and crime so that in longer term a more sustainable peace can be achieved in societies. It aims to establish restorative, collaborative and transformative justice in both socio-political and legal-judicial spheres in Nepal.


Invitation: Restorative pathways to social change

Nepal’s conventional legal 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. Such alternatives could be ones based on the values of restorative and collaborative justice so that lasting social transformation can be achieved in Nepal.

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!


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