Dipendra Jha is the founder chairperson of Terai Human Rights Defenders Alliance. Jha practiced law at the Supreme Court of Nepal until his recent appointing as the Attorney General of Province 2. He has a master’s degree in Peace and Conflict from Bradford University, UK and a second master’s in Human Rights from Mahidol University, Thailand. Jha obtained his LLB & LLM in Constitutional & Criminal Law from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He was engaged by the first and second Constituent Assembly as a constitutional expert in the constitution-making process of various committees. Jha has continuously written on the content and process of the new Nepali constitution. His book, Federal Nepal: Trial & Tribulation which critics the new constitution was published in 2018 by Aakar Publication, New Delhi India. Dipendra participated in the Melbourne Forum in 2017 and 2019.