Category: Law

This week a news appeared me on Kuensel that astonished me. If that’s a true news, I am really shocked to learn the idea of justice delivery in the country I was born in. The blockade of Bhutanomics website had invited a heated debate recently and raised questioned the hiding objectives of the ruling government…

By Sonam Tobgye and Thrimchi Lyonpo His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck astounded the nation and bewildered the Council of Ministers, the Chief Justice of Bhutan, the Speaker and the Chairman of the Royal Advisory Council on 4th of September 2001 by the pronouncement of the need to draft a written Constitution.1 Sitting on a simple wooden…

Deliberation on Disaster Management Bill comes right after the wild fire raged and turned the historical Wangdu Dzong into ashes. The bill had been mulled ever since earth quake followed by rains badly hit eastern district few years back. The MPs on both the houses have not come to agreement even after the deliberation on…

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) is currently on the path to draft a social media policy for the political parties. The objective of the social media policy is to promote the use of media for effective communication among the electoral stakeholders in a responsible manner, to ensure there is a level playing field for…

Here is a statement from a young revolt group in Bhutan that came up to challenge the atrocities of Bhutanese government: Many thanks to everyone who responded and posted their opinions and also sent the many messages in Facebook. We understand that any violence in the form of demonstrations and strikes will not be accepted…

By Sangay Khandu This essay tries to explain the importance of managing performance in the public service in order to fix individual responsibility and accountability in the delivery of public services. Although institutional accountability has come to the centre stage of discussion on fixing accountability today, it is imperative that we understand and accept that…

The judiciary in Bhutan is still under influences of the autocratic regime of the past upholding verdicts that are intended to crush all possible oppositions in the country. Few days before the death of freedom fighter Rongthong Kunley, his supporters in Bhutan, now serving jail sentence, have been given additional prison sentences. And it was…

A recent notice from Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) the national financial institutions regulator, reads that Bhutanese citizens are not permitted to open back account out of the country. Though the RMA did mention it was just a notice of reminder, it came as a result of increasing trend among Bhutanese to open bank account in…

Adult franchise and voting rights are only stories that over 108,000 Bhutanese in exile and another 80,000 in Bhutan heard of. This has never turned to be a reality in their life. They saw several elections in Nepal, India and in western countries where they have been resettled through UNHCR-IOM cooperation. No worries, Bhutan never…