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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

The right of media should be for justice, not media trial.

To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker." Frederick Douglass, 1860
The story on judiciary untouchable by media is a dangerous statement in the democracy and if true is not only against the freedom of press or media but also against the basic principles of fundamental rights of individual citizens, the right to information, right to know and freedom of speech and expression.

Monday, 6 February 2017

OF LEGISLATION: WHO CAN MAKE LAWS?

Disclaimer: This article was published in the Third Legislative Journal of National Assembly of Bhutan. The Journal was launched officially on 5th Feb 2017 coinciding with the Birth Anniversary of Royal Prince (Gyalsey). 

1.      INTRODUCTION
Democracy is established based on Rule of Law. Rule of Law establishes the just and fair society. Law brings peace-coexistence among all humans in a civilized society. Without law, man would be worse than animals. In nutshell, every system of governance functions on the basis of law. Without law, world would be in chaos, uncivilized and one giant disorganized society. Law-making is process of shaping the nation, build nation, instil the values of democracy and uphold the rule of law. Parliament is the exclusive organ of the government responsible for enacting laws in the country. This article purposes to briefly explain what is Law? What is Rule of Law? And who can make laws?

Sunday, 18 September 2016

The right of media should be for justice, not media trial.

To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker." Frederick Douglass, 1860
The story on judiciary untouchable by media is a dangerous statement in the democracy and if true is not only against the freedom of press or media but also against the basic principles of

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Major laws of Bhutan

OF WRIT IN BHUTAN


Date of Issue: 5 August 2016
BASIS OF THE WRIT ISSUED IN THE INSTANT CASE:
  1. PRINCIPLE:
                           i.      Article 1(9) “This Constitution is the Supreme Law of the State”.
                         ii.      Article 1(11) “The Supreme Court shall be the guardian of this Constitution and the final authority on its interpretation”.
                       iii.      Article 1(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.”

b.         JURISDICTION OF THE COURT IN THIS CASE:
Article 21 (8) of the Constitution: “Where a question of law or fact is of such a nature and of such public importance that it is expedient to obtain

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