Kishor Uprety



International Lawyer




Kishor Uprety, who holds a doctorate from Sorbonne University (Paris), has been a lawyer for the past 32 years. Among other, he has served at the legal departments of the World Bank (Washington, 25 years) and the UNIFAD (Rome, 3 years), and has been a lecturer of law, an in-house counsel at the Academy of Science and Technology, and an attorney associated with the Council of Lawyers (in Nepal). Throughout his career, Dr. Uprety worked on a myriad of development issues pertaining to more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, and has been a guest speaker at many professional and academic institutions on a number of international law and development-related topics, including ‘the role of third parties in international water treaty making’, 'trade and transit', ‘water law reform’, ‘trans-boundary waters’, and ‘legal aspects of operations of international financial organizations’. Dr Uprety has also designed training programs on the legal aspects of World Bank operations for the benefit of project managers and has served on the Editorial Boards of the 'World Bank’s 'Law, Justice, and Development' series, and Brill's 'Research Perspectives on International Water Law'. Dr. Uprety has authored twelve books and two dozen articles on various issues of development law, international law, and water law and security. His books have focused on development and peace, institutional frameworks for legal training, transit regime of landlocked countries, international rivers, combat against corruption, and globalizing justice.