Bhutan justice project

Mark Brown

Supreme Court of Bhutan, Thimphu

Since 2018 I have been working in Bhutan with my colleague Dema Lham from the Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law. The project is focused on understanding and supporting justice related needs in Bhutan and has included work on juvenile detention, law reform and engagement with civil society organisations. The project has been partly enabled by seed funding from the UK's Global Challenges Research Fund.


Justice for all: Civil society engagement in Bhutan Thimphu, 29-30 May 2019


Delivering Bhutan's first civil society workshop on justice. Hosted in concert with JSW Law School the workshop focused on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and in particular SDG 5 (gender) and SDG 16 (just, peaceful and inclusive societies).

Provision of advice to the Bhutan National Service Committee Working Group on legal, rights-based and crime-risk issues associated with enlisting young people in conflict with the law for Gyalsung.

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