Hari Jnawali

Mr. Hari Har Jnawali is a PhD candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo, with specialization on global justice and human rights. In his dissertation, he takes a comparative approach to explore the factors that make Nepal and China hesitant to accommodate the right of indigenous peoples to self-determination in constitutional, legal and political documents. Broadly, his interest lies in themes such as implementation of international human rights norms in domestic jurisdiction, indigenous rights, federalism and indigenous peoples, autonomy in federal system, regional autonomy, indigenous peoples’ movements towards justice and human rights, states-indigenous peoples relation, and indigenous rights in government policies. From 2006- 2014, Mr. Jnawali worked as an instructor in the Department of English, Tribhuvan University Kathmandu Nepal.


  • “Expanding Norm and Lingering Fear: Examining Right to Self-Determination Debates in Nepal.” International Journal of Minority and Group Rights. November 2020.
  • “The Subversion of Authorial Intentionality and Ironic Complicity with Colonial Power in Bisham Sahni’s Tamas.” GALAXY International Multidisciplinary Journal III.II March 2014: 98-105.
  • “In(Visible) Women of Partition: A Comparative Study of Train to Pakistan and Ice-Candy Man.” GALAXY International Multidisciplinary Journal II.VI November 2013:1-9.
  • Subjectivity: Revisiting Khuswanta Singh’s Train to Pakistan. Crosscurrents 2.1 August, 2013:80-88 .
  • A Letter from Afar. Published in The Criterion: An International Journal in English 5 (3), 2014. (Critique on human rights violations of Nepal).
Global Justice and Human Rights

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