Religious Beliefs and Constitutional Law in Bhutan: A Critical Study

  • Sonam Jamtsho and Bhavyya Sharma
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  • Sonam Jamtsho

    Student at Lovely Professional University, India

  • Bhavyya Sharma

    Professor at Lovely Professional University, India

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Although Democracy is an old concept which had its origin in Greece around the fifth century B.C.E it has only found its way into Bhutan only in the 21st Century along with the vision of the Fourth King of Bhutan. Bhutan is a new and a young Democratic nation who only adopted Democracy on 18th of July 2008. Thus, as any other Nation in the world, when Bhutan became a democratic country it became necessary for Bhutan to draft a Constitution of its own and as such a necessity for a constitution arose as well. In this research paper we are going to look at how and from where the Buddhist Law came to be from and we are also going to look at how it has been a factor in the drafting of the constitution of Bhutan and on what other basis was the Constitution of Bhutan based upon. Unlike in the rest of the countries of the world there are only a handful of constitutional cases in Bhutan since its adoption in 2008. The Judiciary as a separate body in the workings of a government is also a new concept in Bhutan and thus, we will also be looking in the Judicial Independence of the country as well.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 3, Page 581 - 603


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