Sunil Babu Pant

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On 8th November, 2013, Sunil Babu Pant delivered the GLASS Bi- Annual Public Distinguished Lecture titled, “Public Interest Litigation in the Supreme Court of Nepal: A Litigant’s Perspective on Sexual Minority Litigation”

Sunil Babu Pant is the founder of the Blue Diamond Society and a former Member of Parliament in Nepal. The Blue Diamond Society represents the interests of the LGBT and the HIV/AIDS communities in Nepal. the In this lecture, Pant shared with the audiences the legal arguments and strategies employed in the landmark case of Pant v. Nepal in which the Nepalese Supreme Court granted legal recognition to the third gender in Nepal. Pant was the chief litigant in this landmark case.