Second Conference on Gross National Happiness and the Law

(November 11-13, 2020)

Coinciding with 65th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme SingyeWangchuck, and to mark the 12th Constitution Day and GNG Day, JSW School of Law (JSW Law) convened a three-day international conference titled “ Gross National Happiness and Law”.The conference speakers and participants where scholars from across Bhutan as well from Asia, North America and Europe, all of whom attended via videoconferencing.  The Speakers presented and deliberated on the core characteristics of GNH in light of the different legal theories, philosophies and principles.  The scholars discussed a range of tripartite interdisciplinary approaches to research, such as examination of relationship between development-happiness-law, environment-happiness-law, governance-happiness-law, and following similar broad themes, constructed from the four pillars of GNG:

  1. Sustainable Socio-Economic Development &Law.
  2. Good Governance &Law.
  3. Environment &Law.
  4. Culture, Religion & Law.

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