Mandira Sharma is pursuing PhD at the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, UK, researching on transitional justice. She is the leading human rights activist in Nepal. She is the Founder of Advocacy Forum, Nepal. She has also received Australian Leadership Award. She received Human Rights Watch Defender Award, 2006. For last two decades, she has been working to promote human rights and rule of law in the country by monitoring and documenting cases of human rights violations, challenging cases of human rights violations by initiating advocacy and litigation both at national and international level. She represents the perspective of victims of human rights violations from Nepal before the UN Human Rights Committee and the victims who have brought cases under universal jurisdiction, including the one in the UK.