Exiled and In Camps

Amnesty International Reports: Bhutan: Forcible Exile, 1994; Bhutan: Nationality, Expulsion, Statelessness and the Right to Return, 2000; Bhutan: Ten Years Later and Still Waiting to Go Home, 2002.

Human Rights Watch: Last Hope: the need for durable solutions for Bhutanese refugees, 2007

BOOK: Unbecoming Citizens: culture, nationhood and the flight of refugees from Bhutan, Michael Hutt, 2003

Voices With Vision: Bhutanese youth photograph their lives in refugee camps, PhotoVoice, 2006

Norwegian Refugee Council: Bhutan: Land of Happiness for the Selected, 2008

Al Jazeera Documentary: Bhutan's Forgotten People

FILM: Killing Time, 2007

Press:  The Guardian, 2010: Ethnic Nepali Refugees from Bhutan face generation gap


AL JAZEERA: Interactive story, 2015

US PRESS: New York Times, 2009; New York Times, 2013; New York Times 2016; Washington Post 2012; Washington Post 2011; Washington Post 2012;

FILMS: The Refugees of ShangrilaFrom Nepal to Seattle's Rainer Valley

Bhutanese Australian Association of South Australia

Association of Bhutanese in Australia, Sydney

Canadian Bhutanese Society

Association of Bhutanese in America

Radio Adelaide: Voice of Shangrila

Additional Resources

Bhutan - Land of Happiness for the Selected: Norwegian Refugee Council, 2008, ISBN: 978-82-7411-176-1, www.nrc.no

Hoping to Return Home - Housing, Land and Property Restitution Rights for Bhutanese Refugees and Displaced Persons: Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions, 2008, www.cohre.org

Bhutan - Strong multi-party democracy lacking after elections: FORUM-ASIA Fortnightly E-Newsletter, 2 June 2008, www.forum-asia.org

Final Report on the National Assembly Election, 24 March 2008: European Union Election Observation Mission, Bhutan 2008

AHURA (Association of Human Rights Activists) Bhutan: Bhutan – A Shangri-La Without Human Rights, second edition. Damak (Nepal), 2000.

AHURA (Association of Human Rights Activists) Bhutan: Digitalised Database of Bhutanese Refugees, 2003

Aris, Michael and Hutt, Michael (ed) Bhutan: Aspects of Culture and Development. Gartmore: Kiscadale Publications, 1994.

Dhakal, D.N.S. and Strawn, Christopher: Bhutan: A movement in exile. New Delhi and Jaipur, Nirala Publishers, 1994.

Habitat International Coalition, Housing and Land Rights Network: Resettlement on land of Bhutanese Refugees. A report on new threats to repatriation, 2002.

HUROB (Human Rights Organisation of Bhutan): Annual Reports for 1992, 1993 and 1994

Hutt, Michael (ed.): Bhutan: perspectives on conflict and dissent. Gartmore, Kiscadale Publications, 1994.

Hutt, Michael: The Bhutanese Refugees: Between Verification, Repatriation and Royal Realpolitik, January 2005. Online at www.pdsajournal.com

Ministry of Home Affairs, Royal Government of Bhutan: The Southern Bhutan Problem – Threat to a Nation’s Survival. May 1993

Planning Commission, Royal Government of Bhutan: Bhutan National Human Development Report 2000: Gross National Happiness and Human Development – Searching for Common Ground. 2000

Rose, Leo E.: The Politics of Bhutan. Ithaca, Cornell University Press, 1977.

Royal Government of Bhutan (1999) Initial Report of Bhutan under the Convention on the Rights of the Child

SAARC Jurists: The Bhutan Tragedy: When will it end? First report of the SAARC Jurists' Mission on Bhutan. Kathmandu and New York, 1992.

Sinha, A.C.: Bhutan: ethnic identity and national dilemma. New Delhi, Reliance Publishing House, 1991.

South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre: The Bhutanese Political Crisis and Refugee Problem. New Delhi, October, 1998.