Major General Hom Kumar Lawati was born in Panchthar district of Nepal on 2nd of April 1962. He holds Bachelor's Degree in Law and Master's Degree in Political Science from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu. He was commissioned as Lieutenant of JAG's Department in 1989 and currently holding the prestigious position of Judge Advocate General of Nepalese Army
Maj General Lawati has participated in numerous national as well as international trainings and seminars. Some of the major courses and seminars he has attended are, 115th International Military Course on the Law of Armed Conflict held at San Remo, Italy; ' The law and the practice of Human Rights Field Operation Course' at The University of Nottingham, School of Law, Human Rights Law Centre, UK; International Military Operations and Law Conference Organized by US Pacific at Victoria, British Colombia, Canada; Human Rights Field Operation Course in Kosovo; International Military Operation Conference organized by US Pacific Command in Manila, Philippines and Criminal Investigation Course at Army Headquarters, Kathmandu.
He also has completed Technical Officer Basic Course, Company Commander and Staff Course and Military Police Course in Nepalese Army.
As a prominent Legal Officer of Judge Advocate General's Department he has served in many important appointments in his career. He also had served as the Bde Legal Officer at No. 2 and No. 6 Bde and Div Legal Officer at Mid-Western Division HQ. For his remarkable contribution in the development of Nepalese Military Justice System, he has been awarded with the COAS Commendation by the Chief of Army Staff and has been decorated with the 'Suprabal Janasewashree' by the government of Nepal.
As far as his acquaintance in the UN Mission is involved, he has served as an Operation Officer of Military Police Company deployed in UNIFIL mission, Lebanon in 1993 and Deputy Chief Legal Advisor in UNTAET mission, East Timor in 2000.
He is married and blessed with a son, Dipesh Lawati.