18 anti-democracy leaders get free pass to escape conviction

‎The Criminal Court on Thursday ordered the withdrawal of arrest warrants for 18 leaders of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Network of Students and People for the Reform of Thailand (NSPRT), including Suthep Thaugsuban, for violating the emergency decree. ‎Even with news and police reports about the violence and intimidation caused by PDRC […]

Thai court protects law-breaker from India

The Civil Court has issued a temporary injunction for Indian business tycoon and activist Satish Sehgal against the deportation order signed by the Center for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO). Mr. Satish’s brother, Mr. Arthit Sehgal, today represented him in filing a lawsuit with the Civil Court against government authorities involved in the issuance of a […]

Pre-Election Thailand: Responsibility of Governance

Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra reaffirmed that she would not quit her post until the general election (which is set for February 2, 2014) is over and a new government is formed. Yingluck clarified her reasons for staying in power in her online media message, saying that the cabinet acts as a single unit, and […]

Thai Gov’t proceedings to amend charter is legal

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has that asserted the government’s proceedings to amend the charter was legally sound, and the recent ruling by the Constitutional Court did not have precedent. According to Yingluck, the Office of the Council of State has been tasked with studying the court verdict. Regarding the Phuea Thai Party’s announcement it will […]

Overcrowded Thai Prisons

New Minister of Justice Chaikasem Nitisiri has made the prison overcrowding issue and the updating of laws his prime agendas, during his first day on the job at the Justice Ministry. Mr. Chaikasem entered the Ministry of Justice on Tuesday afternoon and paid homage to the ministry’s sacred sites, before being welcomed by ministry permanent […]

Thai Supreme Court acquits ex-election commissioner of unlawfully organising elections

Thailand’s Supreme Court acquits former election commissioner Wasana Permlarp and others of unlawfully organizing 2006 elections; plaintiff has no right to sue. Any comments from the present President of the Election Commission?  

Courts and Judges are Not Above the Law

Rangsit University on Sunday arranged a forum on the current political situation with participation from academics and representatives of the civil society. One of the participants, Charas Suwanmala, the rector of the Faculty of Political Science, said threatening and pressuring the court was not democratic and urged the government to protect the court. The court […]