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  1. Bhutan - Criminal and penal law - 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

  2. Bhutan - Criminal and penal law - 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.

  3. Bhutan - Criminal and penal law - 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.

  4. Bhutan - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

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

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

  5. Bhutan - Criminal and penal law - 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)).

  6. Bhutan - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

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

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

  7. Bhutan - Criminal and penal law - 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.


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