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Shambhawi Paudel

Research Associate

Shambhawi Paudel is a human rights lawyer with research interest in cross-sectional application of human rights standards in society. She completed her LLM in Human Rights Law, specialising in international justice from Central European University, Hungary. Her master’s thesis was a study on the right to access abortions and sex selection in China, India and Nepal. She has worked in different governmental and non-governmental organisations on issues such as reproductive rights, LGBTQ+ advocacy, state transparency and accountability, and arms control. She has conducted policy research for Háttér Society, UNRCPD, and WHO, and has worked as a research assistant for a Public Service Delivery Survey at Transparency International Nepal, the report of which is available at