Tshering Wangchuk

Dasho Tshering Wangchuk is a Bhutanese jurist who served as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Bhutan from 2014 to 2019.[1] In 2018, Wanghuck served as the interim Head of Government of Bhutan, when serving as the Chief Advisor of the Interim Government, following the dissolution of the Bhutanese National Assembly in preparation of elections.[2][3]

Tshering Wangchuk
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Chief Advisor of Bhutan
In office
9 August 2018 – 7 November 2018
MonarchJigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
Preceded byTshering Tobgay (as Prime Minister)
Succeeded byLotay Tshering (as Prime Minister)
Chief Justice of Bhutan
In office
29 November 2014 – 29 November 2019
MonarchJigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
Preceded bySonam Tobgye
Succeeded byChogyal Dago Rigdzin
Personal details
Alma materGeorge Washington University
University of Delhi
Military service
Allegiance Bhutan
Branch/serviceRoyal Bhutan Army
Years of service1990–1995
RankSecond Lieutenant


Dasho Tshering Wangchuk has a master's degree in international law from George Washington University (LLM '03), and another degree in law from the University of Delhi. Wangchuk began his career as a judicial officer in 1987, serving as an apprentice to the judges of the High Court. From 1990 to 1995 he served as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Bhutan Army. He served as a judicial officer in the High Court from 1993 to 1999. From 2006 to 2010 he served in Samdrup Jongkhar as district court judge. In 2010 he was promoted to justice of the High Court.[4] In November 2014, he was appointed Chief Justice of the country by the King.[5]

Chief AdvisorEdit

On August 1, 2018, Bhutan's lower house dissolved in preparation for general elections. On August 9, the king appointed an interim government, headed by Wangchuk as Chief Advisor.[2] On August 11, members of the Interim Government were assigned portfolios. Wangchuk was responsible for the ministries of Home, Cultural Affairs, and Foreign affairs.[5]


  1. ^ "Dasho Tshering Wangchuk completes his tenure as Chief Justice – BBS". www.bbs.bt.
  2. ^ a b "His Majesty appoints interim government – KuenselOnline". www.kuenselonline.com.
  3. ^ "Bhutan's lower house to dissolve for general election - Xinhua - English.news.cn". www.xinhuanet.com. Archived from the original on July 26, 2018.
  4. ^ "Former army officer becomes chief justice in Bhutan". www.bhutannewsnetwork.com/. Bhutan News Network. 2014-11-08. Archived from the original on 2019-09-05. Retrieved 2021-01-03.
  5. ^ a b "Interim Government advisors assigned portfolios – KuenselOnline". www.kuenselonline.com.
Political offices
Preceded by
Tshering Tobgay
(as Prime Minister)
Head of Government of Bhutan
as Chief Advisor

Succeeded by
Lotay Tshering
(as Prime Minister)