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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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Law
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Copyright: © 2009 Koninklijke Brill NV
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/7504
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