High Court (Bhutan)

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The High Court of Bhutan derives its authority from the 2008 Constitution of Bhutan. It consists of the Chief Justice and eight Drangpons (Associate Justices). The Chief Justice and Drangpons of the High Court are appointed from among juniors, peers, and eminent jurists by the Druk Gyalpo. The judges of the High Court serve 10 year terms, or until reaching age 60; this retirement age is unique among the Civil Service and Constitutional Offices of Bhutan — all others retire at age 65. During their tenure, they are subject to censure and suspension by the Druk Gyalpo on the recommendation of the National Judicial Commission for proven misbehavior that does not rise to the level of impeachment.[1]

List of High Court Judges[edit]

  • Chief Justice of Bhutan - Dasho Tshering Wangchuck
  • Justice, Dasho Sherub Gyeltshen - Dasho Sither Namgyel
  • Justice, Dasho Jigme Zangpo - Dasho Tshering Wangchuk
  • Justice, Dasho Kuenlay Tshering
  • Justice, Dasho Karma Dorji Sherpa
  • Justice, Dasho Pasang Tobgay
  • Justice, Dasho Thinley Yoezer
  • Justice, Dasho K.B. Ghalley

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Constitution of Bhutan Archived 2011-07-06 at the Wayback Machine., Art. 21, §§ 11–15


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