High Court of Bhutan

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.[2]

High Court of Bhutan
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Established3 November 1967[1]
Composition methodAppointment by the Druk Gyalpo from a list of drangpons of dzongkhag courts or from eminent jurists on the recommendation of the National Judicial Commission[1]
Authorized byConstitution of Bhutan
Chief Justice of High Court
CurrentlyTshering Wangchuck

List of High Court JudgesEdit

  • Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Bhutan - Dasho Sangay Khandu
  • Justice, Dasho Lungten Drubgyur
  • Justice, Dasho Tshering Namgyal
  • Justice, Dasho Duba Dukpa
  • Justice, Dasho Kinley Dorji
  • Justice, Dasho Pema Wangchuk
  • Justice, Dasho Pema Rinzin

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Justices of the Supreme Court and High Court". Royal Court of Bhutan. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  2. ^ Constitution of Bhutan Archived 2011-07-06 at the Wayback Machine, Art. 21, §§ 11–15


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