Review of Judicial Reforms in Bhutan

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Dubgyur, Lungten (2004)
  • Publisher: Centre for Bhutan Studies
  • Subject: 340 | Law | Bhutan [L12] | Law [T26]

This essay highlights the anomalies of judicial reforms in Bhutan. It presents a historical perspective of Bhutanese judicial reforms and addresses recent developments. It discusses court performance and experiences and approaches adopted in making the courts efficient. Much of the reform initiatives emanate from the throne. His Majesty the King has always advocated an efficient judicial system for the Kingdom. In obedience to the Royal Commands, the judicial system and judicial process in Bhutan has been streamlined and improved. The judiciary is continuously reformed, the courts modernized, the judicial quality improved through training, the procedures shortened and accountability is enhanced.
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