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This is my first human rights report in series. In addition to regular press freedom reports, I commit myself in producing annual human rights report on Bhutan, henceforth. This report brings in the issues of human rights violations, government’s effort towards promoting and protecting human rights of the citizens and gap/lapses seen between these. I…

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…

The Bhutanese media remain silent, or remain unknown, but diplomats from 16 countries, mostly based in New Delhi and Dhaka visited Bhutan in last week of May. Diplomats from Lithuania, Ethiopia, Albanian and Dominican Republic, all based in New Delhi, met with Prime Minister Jigmi Thinley in Thimphu on Friday. Other 12 diplomats had visited…

A two member team from Bhutanese Advocacy Forum Europe (BAF) has met Mrs. Jean Lambert, Chairperson of The European Parliament’s delegation for relations with South Asia at her office in European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium today at 1.30pm. BAF representatives after expressing their deep appreciations towards EU’s continued support to the Bhutanese refugees and for the…

गत महिना निर्वाचित स्थानीय निकाय मध्ये गप अर्थात मण्डलहरुलाई राजा तथा प्रधान मन्त्रिले राजधानी थिम्पुमा भेटेका छन् । तीन घण्टे सुझाव भाषणमा प्रधान मन्त्रि थिन्लेले मण्डलहरुलाई जनताको सेवक भएर काम गर्नु भने । जनताले दिएको विश्वासमा तुषारापात भए कुनै अपराध नभए पनि व्यक्तिगत रुपमा उनीहरुको सबैभन्दा ठूलो असफलता हुने थिन्लेले बताए । उनले मण्डलहरुलाई दशौ…

Pm Jigmi Y Thinley has announced that the government will not resign because of the court ruling over vehicle tax issue. Read more here He said, court wrongly interpreted constitution and accused the journalist of not questioning the court. He says media is biased. Additional resources Govt says, it will complete its 5-year tenure Bhutan:…