Country gets first woman justice

Tashi Chhozom (Picture courtesy : Kuensel)

42-year-old Tashi Chhozom has become the country’s first woman justice following her appointment at the Supreme Court (SC) on August 3.

Tashi Chhozom (Picture courtesy : Kuensel)

Following the recommendation of the National Judicial Commission, the King on August 3 appointed Chhozom as an SC justice, in accordance with article 21 of the Constitution.

“I’m humbled to be elevated to such a post at such a young age,” the Kuensel quoted newly appointed Chhozom as saying. She is the youngest among all SC justices.

The Supreme Court of Bhutan comprises of the Chief Justice and four associate justices. Her appointment at SC has completed all five positions.