Constitutionalising discrimination in Bhutan: The emasculation of human rights in the land of the dragon
de Varennes, F. (2009) Constitutionalising discrimination in Bhutan: The emasculation of human rights in the land of the dragon. Asia Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law, 9 (2). pp. 47-76.
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After a long consultation process, the Kingdom of Bhutan finally adopted its very first constitution on 18 July 2008 (1). Heralded with great fanfare in the country itself as a modern, forward looking accomplishment set to help propel Bhutan towards a democratic society (2), the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan is – from the point of view of international human rights law – a deeply disturbing document.
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