Uprety, Kishor

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Last updated January 31, 2023
A lawyer with more than 26 years in the profession, Kishor Uprety, has been, for the last two decades, associated with the World Bank’s Legal Department, where he currently is a Senior Counsel. Through the Bank, he has worked on a number of issues of development pertaining to more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East. He holds a Doctorate degree in international law, and has been a Guest Speaker at many professional and academic institutions, on a number of international law and development-related topics, including, among other, The Role of Third Party in International Water Treaty Making, Legal Reform, Transbounday Waters, and Legal Aspects of Operations of International Financial Organizations. Kishor Uprety has also designed and implemented some training programs on Legal Aspects of Operations for the benefit of World Bank’s Project managers, and has further served on the Editorial Board of the World Bank’ Series on Law, Justice and Development. Kishor Uprety has authored 11 books and more than two dozen articles on various issues of development law, international and water law. His books have focused, among other, on: (i) Development and Peace; (ii) Institutions for Legal and Judicial Training; (iii) Transit Regime of Landlocked States; (iv) Conflict and Cooperation on International Rivers; (v) Hydropolitics; (vi) Combating Corruption; (vii) Globalization of Justice; and (viii) Contracts
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    Challenges, Lessons, and Prospects for Operationalizing Regional Projects in Asia : Legal and Institutional Aspects
    (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2014) Uprety, Kishor
    Despite efforts made by the international development financing organizations, the structure of intervention through multi-country projects with regional development goals has not been easy to design and implement. One of the reasons is the lack of clarity in the enabling legal framework and tools, both within the client countries as well as the development organizations. Against this backdrop, this study, based essentially on desk research, with limited field consultation, attempts to discuss, primarily from a legal and institutional perspectives, the tools, prospects as well as the opportunities for designing and implementing regional projects, with particular focus on the emerging practice of the World Bank, and with a special reference to the Asia region. The study, comprises an introduction, deals with the general setting, the World Bank approach toward regional projects, the importance of political will and commitment, the general legal structures for regional projects, the uniqueness and challenges for Asia, the prospects and proposals, and provides a brief conclusion.
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    Conflict and Cooperation on South Asia's International Rivers : A Legal Perspective
    (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2003) Salman, Salman M.A. ; Uprety, Kishor
    The book analyzes five major bilateral treaty regimes on the South Asian subcontinent: between India and Bangladesh for the Ganges River; between India and Nepal for the Kosi, Gandaki, and Mahakali rivers; and, between India and Pakistan for the Indus River. It explains the background, and legal regimes of these international rivers in the context of the serious challenges to the water resources of the subcontinent, posed by significant population increases, urbanization, industrialization, and environmental degradation. International lawyers, and natural resource specialists will find this book to be useful and informative.
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    Against Enforced Disappearance : The Political Detainees' Case Before the Nepal Supreme Court
    ( 2008) Uprety, K.
    Enforced disappearances, for political reasons, are still a common practice in many countries. In many instances, courts have taken bold steps to deter State agencies from orchestrating and encouraging such acts through orders and decisions. In that vein, Nepal's Supreme Court, in 2007, breaking the long tradition of a conservative and passive approach to justice, issued a verdict of significant proportion which could have a long-lasting effect on the country's political governance, both from the municipal as well as international law perspectives.
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    The Transit Regime for Landlocked States : International Law and Development Perspectives
    (Washington, DC : World Bank, 2006) Uprety, Kishor
    This study traces the development of the international law related to the free access of landlocked States to and from the sea. Part I is a brief introduction to economic, institutional, and development-related challenges faced by landlocked States. Part II examines doctrines and theories that have influenced the evolution of the legal regime that applies to landlocked States. Part III reviews the progress the international community has achieved over the decades in devising legal mechanisms to address the problems these States face. It discusses enforcement of the right of access, in particular, the administrative, institutional, and technical mechanisms used. The study further analyzes bilateral treaties and agreements dealing with the question of transit in different continents. These agreements aimed at facilitating transit between landlocked States and their transit neighbors provide for regimes that are tailored to the specific geopolitical and socioeconomic needs of the parties. The study also discusses the different international resolutions bearing on cooperation between landlocked States and the role of multilateral institutions. Finally, Part IV concludes the study by highlighting positive achievements of the international community in working toward a regime that is satisfactory to all, and describes a multifaceted approach to solve the problems of access of landlocked States.