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Penal Code(Amendment)Bill of Bhutan 2019

Date Introduced: 29 May 2019
Date Passed: 30 November -0001
Type: Government Bill
Status: Committee Stage

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Why is there no clause for rape of child below 12 yrs?
By Tek B Chhetri, 30/05/2019 01:58:01
The Penal code of Bhutan still criminalizes consesual same sex act through its vague interpretation of unnatural sex. Sodomy or anal sex between two consenting adults can be criminalized under the sexrion 213 and 214 of the Penal code of Bhutan. The statement no LGBT individual has been persecuted by the government can no longer be a reason to push back the LGBT community in its legal journey in the country. A lot of national studies clearly identity the section 213 and 214 as a barrier to the LGBT community while seeking health services in the country.
By Tashi Tsheten, 30/05/2019 12:57:51
There is a need to review on the consensual sex as rape within the age group 16 to 18. The punishment is too harsh ranging from 9 to 11 years.
By Prem Khatiwara, 29/05/2019 06:10:35


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