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  1. Bhutan - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Companies Act, 2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-05-30 | BTN-2016-L-106178

    Repeals the Companies Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan, 2000. Sets out the rules to govern establishment and running of companies in Bhutan.

    PREAMBLE
    Chapter 1: Preliminary
    Chapter 2: Types of company
    Chapter 3: Articles of Incorporation
    Chapter 4: Incorporation
    Chapter 5: Company names
    Chapter 6: Shares and securities
    Chapter 7: Directors
    Chapter 8: General meetings
    Chapter 9: Management and administration
    Chapter 10: Financial Statements and Audit
    Chapter 11: Registration of charges
    Chapter 12: Compromises and amalgamations
    Chapter 13: Winding up, striking off and dissolution
    Chapter 14: The Regulatory Authority
    Chapter 15: Prosecution and penalties
    Chapter 16: Powers and Functions of Regulatory Authority
    Chapter 17: Definitions

  2. Bhutan - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Local Government (Amendment) Act of Bhutan 2014. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014 | Date of entry into force: 2015-02-26 | BTN-2014-L-102987

  3. Bhutan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Domestic Violence Prevention Act of Bhutan, 2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-01-01 | Date of entry into force: 2013-03-18 | BTN-2013-L-98253

  4. Bhutan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Anti-Corruption Act, 2011. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-07-05 | BTN-2011-L-98255

  5. Bhutan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Penal Code (Amendment) Act of Bhutan 2011. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-05-24 | BTN-2011-L-91356

    Makes a large number of amendments to the Penal Code. In particular makes a number of changes with respect to sentencing and penalties, detailing the fines that may be imposed in place of or in addition to imprisonment. It also amends a number of sections concerning child offenders. Chapter 9 is renamed "Child in Conflict with Law and Mental Disability". Amends sections 114 (age of child in conflict with law - those younger than 12 years old are not to be held liable for committing an offence), 115, 116 and 117 (sentencing for children over the age of 12 years old). It also amends section 154 concerning the offence of trafficking in persons. Sections 177, 181-184, 191-194 are all amended provisions concerning rape.

  6. Bhutan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Bhutan Standards Act, 2010. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 2010-07-07 | BTN-2010-L-87809

    Establishes the Bhutan Standards Bureau. Sets out its responsibilities and functions.

  7. Bhutan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Entitlement and Service Conditions Act for the Holders, Members and Commissioners of Constitutional Offices of Bhutan, 2010. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-06-04 | BTN-2010-L-91355

    Chapter 1: Preliminary
    Chapter 2: Appointment and Tenure
    Chapter 3: Eligibility, Code of Conduct and Immunity
    Chapter 4: Salary, Allowance, Benefits and Entitlements
    Chapter 5: Resignation and Removal
    Chapter 6: Miscellaneous

  8. Bhutan - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Local Government Act of Bhutan, 2009. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-09-11 | Date of entry into force: 2010-03-15 | BTN-2009-L-102988

  9. Bhutan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Prison Act of Bhutan, 2009. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 2009 | BTN-2009-L-87827

    Regulates the establishment, functioning and management of prisons in Bhutan.

  10. Bhutan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Election Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan, 2008. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 2008-07-28 | BTN-2008-L-87805

    Repeals all other laws concerning elections to Parliament and Local Governments. Includes provisions on conducting elections in the Kingdom.

  11. Bhutan - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan, 2008. - Constitution on-line in English

    Adoption: 2008-07-01 | BTN-2008-C-80950

    Contains 35 articles. Article 7 sets out fundamental rights, which inter alia includes the right to equal pay for work of equal value, freedom of association, and non-discrimination on the basis on the grounds of sex, language, religion, politics or other status. Article 8 sets out fundamental duties.

  12. Bhutan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Civil Society Organizations Act of Bhutan, 2007. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 2007-06-20 | BTN-2007-L-87812

    Chapter 1. Preliminary
    Chapter 2. Civil Society Organizations
    Chapter 3. Principle and objectives
    Chapter 4. Authority
    Chapter 5. Registration and Establishment
    Chapter 6. Articles of Association and Rules and Regulations
    Chapter 7. Accreditation of a Foreign CSO
    Chapter 8. Management of CSOs
    Chapter 9. Fund Raising
    Chapter 10. Charitable collections
    Chapter 11. Merger and Consolidation of CSOs
    Chapter 12. Insolvency, Dissolution and Liquidation of CSOs
    Chapter 13. Accounts, Reports and Returns
    Chapter 14. Breach of Trust
    Chapter 15. Code of Conduct
    Chapter 16. Removal
    Chapter 17. Legal Proceedings
    Chapter 18. Offences and Penalty
    Chapter 19. Miscellaneous Provisions

  13. Bhutan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Labour and Employment Act of Bhutan, 2007. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 2007-02-20 | BTN-2007-L-80218

    Chapter I - Preliminary
    Chapter II - Prohibitions [includes forced or compulsory labour, the worst forms of child labour, discrimination of employees and job seekers and sexual harassment]
    Chapter III - Labour Administration
    Chapter IV - Notices
    Chapter V - Contracts of Employment
    Chapter VI - Compensation and Benefits
    Chapter VII - Hours of Work and Leave
    Chapter VIII - Wages
    Chapter IX - Occupational Health and Safety
    Chapter X - Minimum age for Admission to Employment
    Chapter XI - Workers' Associations
    Chapter XII - Resolution of Labour Disputes
    Chapter XIII - Employment Agents
    Chapter XIV - Employment of Foreigners
    Chapter XV - Miscellaneous Provisions

    Repeals the following:
    1. Rules and Regulations for Employment of Bhutanese Nationals in the Private Sector (1998).
    2. Recruitment Agencies and Workmen's Compensation (1994), Chapters 1,2,4 and 5 and paragraphs 1,2,3,4,5,and 7 on the procedure for recruitment of Foreign Workforce of the Chathrim for Wage rate.

  14. Bhutan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Judicial Service Act 2007. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 2007-02-20 | BTN-2007-L-87803

    Regulates the judiciary, provides for its independance and accountability, the right to a fair trail and promotes the rule of law.

  15. Bhutan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Bhutan Information Communications and Media Act, 2006. - Laws on-line in English

    Adoption: 2006-07-05 | BTN-2006-L-87808

    Chapter 1. Preliminary
    Chapter 2. Functions, Responsibilities and Powers of the Ministry
    Chapter 3. The Bhutan Infocomm and Media Authority
    Chapter 4. Provision of ICT facilities and ICT Services
    Chapter 5. Provisions relating to Radio Communications
    Chapter 6. Provisions relating to Media Issues
    Chapter 7. Provisions relating to Cyber Issues
    Chapter 8. Offences, Penalties, Legal Proceedings, Miscellaneous and Supplemental

  16. Bhutan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Evidence Act of Bhutan, 2005. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 2005-11-29 | BTN-2005-L-87820

  17. Bhutan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Penal Code of Bhutan, 2004. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 2004-08-11 | BTN-2004-L-87826

    Sets out the list of penal offences in Bhutan including offences with respect to human trafficking (articles 154-155), trafficking of children (articles 227-228)), trafficking a person for prostitution (articles 379-380) and illegal immigration (articles 440-447). Also has articles on forced labour or 'Felonious restraint' which is, inter alia, defined as holding "another person in a condition of involuntary servitude" (article 173(b)).

  18. Bhutan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Biodiversity Act of Bhutan, 2003. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 2003-08-04 | BTN-2003-L-87810

  19. Bhutan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Rules and Regulations on Employment of Bhutanese Nationals in the Private Sector. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2002-01-01 | BTN-2002-L-76988

    Chapter I - Preliminary
    Chapter II - General Principles
    Chapter III - [not included in on-line text]
    Chapter IV - Recruitment and Appointment
    Chapter V - Pay and Allowances and Hours of Work
    Chapter VI - Training
    Chapter VII - [not included in on-line text]
    Chapter VIII - Leave, Medical Facilities, Insurance and Provident Fund
    Chapter X - [not included in on-line text]
    Chapter X - Penalties
    Chapter XIII - Filing of Information to the Department of Employment and Labour

  20. Bhutan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Civil and Criminal Procedure Code of Bhutan, 2001. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 2001-07-03 | BTN-2001-L-87811

  21. Bhutan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Environmental Assessment Act of Bhutan, 2000. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 2000-07-14 | BTN-2000-L-87818

    Chapter I - General Provisions
    Chapter II - Environmental Clearance
    Chapter III - The Environmental Assessment Process
    General procedure
    Chapter IV - Information
    Chapter V - Functions and Powers
    Chapter VI - Monitoring and Control
    Chapter VII - Offenses and Penalties
    Chapter VIII - Performance of duties
    Chapter IX - Appeals and Dispute Resolution
    Chapter X - Miscellaneous Provisions

  22. Bhutan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Enabling Act for Suppression of Terrorism, 1991. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 1991 | BTN-1991-L-87817

    Implements the SAARC Regional Convention on suppression of Terrorism.

  23. Bhutan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Bhutan Citizenship Act, 1985. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 1985-06-10 | BTN-1985-L-87806

    Sets out the circumstances under which one might obtain citizenship (birth, registration, naturalization) as well as the granting and termination of citizenship.

  24. Bhutan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Marriage Act of Bhutan, 1980. - Laws in English and Dzongkha

    Adoption: 1980 | BTN-1980-L-87824

    Regulates the status of marriage as well as divorce.


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