Nepal regained democracy after 30 years in 1990, through a popular movement. All Founding members of HURPES played significant roles, in their capacities, in the pro-democracy movement in Nepal before 1990. The Founding members of HURPES were arrested many times for their peaceful human rights work.

HURPES was established in 1st June 1996.

  The founders are:- (1996-1998)

  • Krishna Pahadi (Founder Chair)

  • Subas Dhakal (Founder General Secretary)

  • Sushil Pant (Founder Treasurer)

  • Krishna Kandel (Founder Member)

  • Purushottam Dahal (Founder Member)

  • Pradeep Pokharel (Founder Member)

  • Lila Khanal (Founder Member)

    Krishna Pahadi (Founder Chair)

    Krishna Pahadi was born on 30th March 1963 at Madi Ramveni village of Shankhuwasabha district of Nepal, a remote Hilly district that lies in the Himalayan region in eastern part of Nepal.

    He belongs to a Dahal family. He was born to Badri Prasad Pahadi and Radha Devi Dahal.  Read Biography

    Subas Dhakal (Founder General Secretary):

    Editor of Saptahik weekly & Sarbottam monthly. Former vice chair & member of central executive committee of federation of Nepalese Journalists Association. Former General Secretary & treasurer of AI Nepal. Worked as Journalist for last 2 Decade. Founding member of HURON[1988].

    Sushil Pant (Founder Treasurer):

    University lecturer for the past 8 years. Professional trainer & researcher. Involved in human rights movement for the last 10 years.

    Krishna Kandel:(Founder Member)

    Involved as an artist in theatre movement for the last 2 Decade.  Former Director & Chair Of Amnesty International Nepal Section Read Biography

    Purushottam Dahal:(Founder Member)

    Former Chair Of HURPES CEC(2004-2010). University Reader for the last 2 Decade. Senior Journalist of Nepal. Founding member of HURON. Former editor of several weekly magazines &  national daily Rajdhani. Former central committee member of Nepal University Teachers’ Association. Former Member of Nepal Literary Journalist Association.

    Pradeep Pokharel:(Founder Member)

    Lila Khanal:(Founder Member)

    Served as a high school teacher for the last 2 Decade & is presently serving as the principal of a local secondary school in  Jhapa districts of eastern Nepal.