Sadhana Ghimire Bhetuwal
Sadhana Ghimire Bhetuwal


Sadhana Ghimire Bhetuwal is an attorney at law in Nepal. She is a trained International Human Rights lawyer with over 20 years of professional hands-on experience as a lawyer, law professor, and an expert in the field of human rights, gender justice, and peacebuilding.

Ms. Ghimire Bhetuwal has worked in leading roles in international organizations in Nepal during and post armed conflict. Her security and justice sector reform, transitional justice, and peacebuilding program management experiences make her a career activist with a passion to lead and reform the justice sector and enhance access to justice. In the past, she has worked as Team Leader and National Program Manager for UNDP’s Conflict Prevention program and strengthening the capacity of the National Human Rights Commission program respectively. Ms. Ghimire Bhetuwal was the Director of Programs for International Alert, a U.K. based peacebuilding NGO, and Country Director for Global Rights, a U.S. based human rights NGO prior to her association with the United Nations.

Ms. Ghimire Bhetuwal’s has a strong legal academic background. She completed her Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree from Tribhuvan University in Nepal in 2000. She holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in Human Rights and Gender Justice from Kathmandu School of Law. She was the gold medalist in 2006. She also possesses a post-graduate Diploma in International Law and Sustainable Development from the Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands, and a second Master of Laws (LLM) degree in United States Law from George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia. Ms. Ghimire Bhetuwal joined Loyola Law School in fall 2019 to pursue her Doctor of Judicial Science (JSD) degree, the highest degree offered by Loyola. She is interested in specializing in Human Trafficking laws. Her hobbies are listening to music, watching movies, traveling, and writing. She moved to California with her husband and child.


Sadhana Ghimire Bhetuwal will be conducting research in Human Trafficking laws. 

Faculty Advisor: Professor Kathleen Kim