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Judicial Protection

Bhutan, English

23. All persons in Bhutan shall have the right to initiate appropriate proceedings in the Supreme Court or High Court for the enforcement of the rights conferred by this Article, subject to section 22 of this Article and procedures prescribed by law. (Art. 7)

Obligations of the State

Bhutan, English

3. The State shall endeavour to create a civil society free of oppression, discrimination and violence, based on the rule of law, protection of human rights and dignity, and to ensure the fundamental rights and freedoms of the people.
… (Art. 9)

Status of International Law

Bhutan, English

25. Except for existing International Conventions, Covenants, Treaties, Protocols and Agreements entered into by Bhutan, which shall continue in force subject to section 10 of Article 1, all International Conventions, Covenants, Treaties, Protocols and Agreements duly acceded to by the Government hereafter, shall be deemed to be the law of the Kingdom only upon ratification by Parliament unless it is inconsistent with this Constitution. (Art. 10)

Public Institutions and Services

Bhutan, English

7. The State shall endeavour to develop and execute policies to minimize inequalities of income, concentration of wealth, and promote equitable distribution of public facilities among individuals and people living in different parts of the Kingdom.
8. The State shall endeavour to ensure that all the Dzongkhags are treated with equity on the basis of different needs so that the allocation of national resources results in comparable socio- economic development.
… (Art. 9)

Status of the Constitution

Bhutan, English

11. Every person shall have the duty and responsibility to respect and abide by the provisions of this Constitution. (Art. 8)

Status of the Constitution

Bhutan, English

9. This Constitution is the Supreme Law of the State.
10. All laws in force in the territory of Bhutan at the time of adopting this Constitution shall continue until altered, repealed or amended by Parliament. However, the provisions of any law, whether made before or after the coming into force of this Constitution, which are inconsistent with this Constitution, shall be null and void.
… (Art. 1)

Status of the Constitution

Bhutan, English

25. Except for existing International Conventions, Covenants, Treaties, Protocols and Agreements entered into by Bhutan, which shall continue in force subject to section 10 of Article 1, all International Conventions, Covenants, Treaties, Protocols and Agreements duly acceded to by the Government hereafter, shall be deemed to be the law of the Kingdom only upon ratification by Parliament unless it is inconsistent with this Constitution. (Art. 10)

Status of the Constitution

Bhutan, English

20. The Druk Gyalpo shall abdicate the Throne for willful violations of this Constitution or for being subject to permanent mental disability, on a motion passed by a joint sitting of Parliament in accordance with the procedure as laid down in sections 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 of this Article. (Art. 2)

Participation in Public Life and Institutions

Bhutan, English

8. A Bhutanese citizen shall have the right to equal access and opportunity to join the Public Service.
… (Art. 7)

Protection from Violence

Bhutan, English

1. All persons shall have the right to life, liberty and security of person and shall not be deprived of such rights except in accordance with the due process of law.

17. A person shall not be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
… (Art. 7)