Bhutan

The Constitution of Bhutan was enacted in 2008. Article 1 of the 2008 Constitution declares Bhutan to be a ‘sovereign Kingdom and the sovereign power belongs to the people of Bhutan.’ Buddhism is proclaimed as the spiritual heritage under Article 3 of the Constitution, and ‘it shall be the responsibility of religious institutions and personalities to promote the spiritual heritage of the country while also ensuring that religion remains separate from politics in Bhutan.’ Article 7 of the Constitution (‘All persons are equal before the law and are entitled to equal and effective protection of the law and shall not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, sex, language, religion, politics or other status’) provides for equal protection before the law.

Reports submitted by Bhutan to the CEDAW Commitee and Concluding Observations

Combined initial, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth report

CEDAW Committee’s concluding observations on the initial, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth report

Seventh Periodic report

CEDAW Committee’s concluding observations on the seventh periodic report


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