thout a labour tribunal, the labour and human resources ministry (MoLHR) is confronted with serious challenges in ensuring adherence to laws with regards to labour issues . The labour tribunal was expected to offer quick, informal and inexpensive way of settling disputes between employees and employers.”
I believe that Law is not an invention of the strong to chain and rule the weak, nor is it an invention of the weak to limit and hold back the strong. It has two objects: to define and restrain wrongdoing, and to guide the simple.
To guide those who are unfortunately lacking in this positive morality, and to protect society and our freedoms, we have developed over the centuries a system of rules. These rules, the outgrowth of man's experience with life, respect the right of men and women to live their lives as they desire, provided they do not trespass on the rights of others.
From the earliest days of mankind, we have sought justice, and generation after generation has started the search anew.
What seems wholly just to us today is likely only the merest pinpoint of what we should see if we were to shift our point of view. Our justice would appear full of faults were we to climb a little higher so that we might compare it with what we shall call justice tomorrow.
There is nothing in the law which we cannot understand if we seriously desire to do so.
There have been irrational things done in the name of building a code of law, but one cherished theory running through all attempts is that law tries to achieve justice.
"Under shelter of the law" are key words. Our greatest danger is crime, which is made up of breaches of law and order, offences against individuals, and offences against families, communities and country. If we have no security of life, liberty and property, built upon a firm national structure, we run the danger of our democracy falling in pieces.
While one of the virtues of law is that it shall be constant, so that what was right yesterday shall be right today, there are great numbers of jurists giving attention not only to what the law is but also to what the law should be. Law must be considered in relation to the circumstances within which it operates.
Our social progress, due to many factors such as technology, increased population, and rising standards of living, demands that the law shall not lag too far behind the changing conditions that accompany it. Our law represents what we consider proper at this moment, and a half—century from now the law of Bhutan will likely be substantially different from what it is today. Perhaps we are like the Athenians of whom the great law—maker Solon said when asked if his laws were the best: "I have given them the best they were able to bear."
The justice we mean is not the kind that refers merely to the treatment given a person who breaks the law. We are not going to look down a narrow corridor of legal thought to where a cold marble Justice sits blindfold, with a sword in her right hand and scales in her left.
Justice is more than an instinct for preservation, more than a product of our reason, more than a sentimental force. Once in a while we startle ourselves when our unconscious thought brings us face to face with a revelation of justice.
The precepts of legal justice are these: to live honourably, to injure no other man, to render to every man his due.