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Legal Aid Center established for indigent persons

Kuensel 21 Oct 2022
Those who cannot afford to hire lawyers or legal advisors can now avail of legal aid services both in civil and criminal cases with funding support from the State ... Legal aid will depend mostly on the services of private lawyers and paralegals registered with the Bar Council of Bhutan.
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A bar set too high to cross?

Kuensel 14 Sep 2022
Lawyers can then appear before any court and tribunal in Bhutan ... The Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Limited announced five vacancies for professional lawyers although the company has six jambi certificate holders and six paralegals ... Kuensel also learnt that Bhutan ...
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RCSC discontinue one-year PGD courses

Kuensel 05 Sep 2022
Dechen Dolkar ... All BCSE-selected candidates will be placed directly, except for PGD in education ... The official from the Commission said that in the future, a pool of lawyers would be from JSW School of Law where the PGDNL course is embedded. However, those undergoing LLB outside of Bhutan will continue to undergo PGDNL course ... .
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Knowing when to engage a Jabmi (legal counsel)

Kuensel 06 Aug 2022
The modern legal system is fairly recent in Bhutan and engaging jabmi (lawyer/legal counsel) is even more recent ... First, in the case of Criminal Offences, the case will be prosecuted by Royal Bhutan Police if the offence charged is a petty misdemeanor (less than ... Lawyer, Thimphu.
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Bar Council hands lawyer 1-year suspension for unethical conduct

Kuensel 25 Jun 2022
The Bar Council of Bhutan yesterday suspended a private lawyer for breaching the code of conduct ... A woman had complained to the Jabmi Tshogdey (Bar Council) that her lawyer Ngawang Tobgay had simultaneously represented her opposing party’s case at Paro dzongkhag court, while her case was ongoing with the High Court.
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ACC’s role of both investigation and prosecution flawed: Legal experts

Kuensel 19 May 2022
“If Parliament allows parallel prosecutions in a small country like Bhutan, it will have a serious consequence on people’s liberty and rights guaranteed by the Constitution,” he said ... “It indicates that they are not guiding their fellow MPs in making laws,” one practicing lawyer said ... This happens only in Bhutan! ... “This happens only in Bhutan.”.
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Inconsistencies in court rulings over State land encroachment cases?

Kuensel 28 Dec 2021
A lawyer pointed out that looking at the charges against Lhab Dorji, the highest imprisonment provided by the two lower courts were not more than three years indicating that when the sentence is provided concurrently, it cannot go up to five years. “We don’t know the case background, but there is an error in sentencing,” a practising lawyer said.
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The burden of increasing housing rents

Kuensel 07 Dec 2021
A lawyer, Sonam Tshering, said that tenants will continue to suffer at the hands of the owners because the Tenancy Act of Bhutan 2015 allows it, which allows a 10 percent increase every two years ... to 56.8 percent by 2047 as per the Population Projections for Bhutan, 2017-2047.
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The Constitutional Equation of the GNH

Kuensel 27 Nov 2021
How does a lawyer, an engineer, a journalist, a social thinker, and a former member of parliament communicate, let alone agree or disagree on ideas and ideals embodied in a lofty document like the Constitution of Bhutan? The answer we arrived at is through the idea of a Constitutional Equation of the GNH ... Sonam Tshering is a lawyer.
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Journalist under pressure for reporting lapses in vaccination programme

Kuensel 26 Nov 2021
The paper, Bhutan Times, reproduced the report highlighting the “glaring gaps.” ... Puran said the case is with the Media Council of Bhutan routed through the Journalist Association Bhutan (JAB) ... A lawyer said anyone obtaining government documents illegally could be charged for espionage as enshrined in the penal code of Bhutan.
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A need for a whistleblower protection and reward program

Kuensel 13 Nov 2021
Silencing the whistleblower is more dangerous than the corruption itself ... It showed that the U.S ... In the U.S ... A strong whistleblower reward program is needed in Bhutan through the amendment of the ACC Act and other relevant laws. Incentives for reporting on drug trafficking and forestry produces are a good example in Bhutan ... Lawyer, Thimphu. Disclaimer ... .
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Too many contractual documents, too few experts

Kuensel 16 Oct 2021
Poor negotiation of contractual terms and conditions, particularly dispute settlement mechanism, is suspected to be a major contributing factor in losing our money, as it is often Bhutan who bears the loss and not the other party ... Today, Bhutan has over 200 private lawyers and few hundreds working in the civil service and corporate sector.
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The ball is in the Judiciary- criminality of corporates

Kuensel 18 Sep 2021
Under this rule, only those who erected the pole can be prosecuted. However, Sections 508 to 512 of Penal Code of Bhutan (PCB), 2004 (Amendment 2011) provides an exception to the general rule ... But this principle has now extended in criminal laws in many countries including Bhutan ... Many accidents do happen in Bhutan for similar reasons ... Lawyer, Thimphu.
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In Conversation with Professor Homer Pithawalla: Legal Education and Profession In India

Jurist 10 Jun 2021
It was then that we realised that soon we would be lawyers and we would be able to tackle these issues, since we had already identified them ... You had been asked by the Royal Government of Bhutan to draft their contract legislation ... I was flown to Bhutan and I sat in meeting with businessmen, since Bhutan had very few practising lawyers then.
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Virtual Conference on ‘Imbibing Professional Skills Among Law Practitioners’ by Law Society

The Siasat Daily 14 Sep 2020
Shrijana Rai, Former Student Leader, Royal University of Bhutan and Senior Audit Associate, Rinzing Financial Private Limited, Bhutan highlighter on the importance of oratory skills in the life of a lawyer. She said that many lawyers have become the head of states in various nations and most of them had great oratory skills.

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