Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Thailand http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: Use of Hand-Held Cell Phones at Red Lights Ruled Illegal http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404567_text Cell phones; Motor vehicles; Transportation safety and security - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404567_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: Alcohol Banned Near Educational Institutions http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404565_text Alcoholic beverages; Education - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404565_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: New Criminal Court Division for Human Trafficking Cases http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404561_text Crime and law enforcement; Crime victims; Human trafficking; Judiciary - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404561_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: Anti-Corruption Law Penalties Extended to Foreigners http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404552_text Capital punishment; Corruption; Crime and law enforcement - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404552_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: Constitutional Referendum to Be Held http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404429_text Constitution - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404429_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: Proposed Law to Place Restrictions on Tobacco Sales http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404415_text Health; Tobacco and smoking - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 28 May 2015 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404415_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: Draft of New Constitution Completed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404388_text Constitution - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 05 May 2015 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404388_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: New Surrogacy Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404368_text Children's rights; Families ; Health - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May On February 19, 2015, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand enacted the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act), which will be enforced after it is published in the Royal Thai Government... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404368_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: Draft Laws to Promote Digital Economy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404237_text Business investment and capital; Government; Information technology - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May On February 19, 2015, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand enacted the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act), which will be enforced after it is published in the Royal Thai Government On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Thailand's Cabinet approved two draft laws on information technology. The laws were put forward by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. (Thailand: Cabinet Nod for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404237_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: Court Invalidates Election http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403913_text Elections and politics; Judiciary - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May On February 19, 2015, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand enacted the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act), which will be enforced after it is published in the Royal Thai Government On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Thailand's Cabinet approved two draft laws on information technology. The laws were put forward by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. (Thailand: Cabinet Nod for On March 21, 2014, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled that the country's general election, held on February 2, is invalid. (Court Voids Feb 2 General Election, BANGKOK POST ONLINE (Mar. 21, 2014).)... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403913_text Global Legal Monitor: Cambodia; Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Thailand: Regional Agreement on Protecting Witnesses and Victims http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403767_text Crime victims; International affairs; Witness protection - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May On February 19, 2015, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand enacted the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act), which will be enforced after it is published in the Royal Thai Government On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Thailand's Cabinet approved two draft laws on information technology. The laws were put forward by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. (Thailand: Cabinet Nod for On March 21, 2014, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled that the country's general election, held on February 2, is invalid. (Court Voids Feb 2 General Election, BANGKOK POST ONLINE (Mar. 21, 2014).) Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Thailand have agreed to establish a technical agency charged with improving cooperation among their national agencies in protecting witnesses and victims of transnational crime. The agreement was... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403767_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: Draft Amnesty Law Approved by House Likely to Be Turned Down by Senate http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403753_text Corruption; Executive powers - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May On February 19, 2015, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand enacted the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act), which will be enforced after it is published in the Royal Thai Government On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Thailand's Cabinet approved two draft laws on information technology. The laws were put forward by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. (Thailand: Cabinet Nod for On March 21, 2014, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled that the country's general election, held on February 2, is invalid. (Court Voids Feb 2 General Election, BANGKOK POST ONLINE (Mar. 21, 2014).) Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Thailand have agreed to establish a technical agency charged with improving cooperation among their national agencies in protecting witnesses and victims of transnational crime. The agreement was On November 1, 2013, Thailand's House of Representatives approved legislation that would grant amnesty for crimes committed during the period of political unrest in the country following the ouster of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra by... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403753_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: Draft Legislation on Civil Partnerships for Same-Sex Couples http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403745_text Discrimination; Families; Human rights and civil liberties - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May On February 19, 2015, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand enacted the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act), which will be enforced after it is published in the Royal Thai Government On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Thailand's Cabinet approved two draft laws on information technology. The laws were put forward by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. (Thailand: Cabinet Nod for On March 21, 2014, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled that the country's general election, held on February 2, is invalid. (Court Voids Feb 2 General Election, BANGKOK POST ONLINE (Mar. 21, 2014).) Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Thailand have agreed to establish a technical agency charged with improving cooperation among their national agencies in protecting witnesses and victims of transnational crime. The agreement was On November 1, 2013, Thailand's House of Representatives approved legislation that would grant amnesty for crimes committed during the period of political unrest in the country following the ouster of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra by It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403745_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: Crisis in Thai Rice Pledging Scheme http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403656_text Agriculture and food - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May On February 19, 2015, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand enacted the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act), which will be enforced after it is published in the Royal Thai Government On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Thailand's Cabinet approved two draft laws on information technology. The laws were put forward by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. (Thailand: Cabinet Nod for On March 21, 2014, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled that the country's general election, held on February 2, is invalid. (Court Voids Feb 2 General Election, BANGKOK POST ONLINE (Mar. 21, 2014).) Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Thailand have agreed to establish a technical agency charged with improving cooperation among their national agencies in protecting witnesses and victims of transnational crime. The agreement was On November 1, 2013, Thailand's House of Representatives approved legislation that would grant amnesty for crimes committed during the period of political unrest in the country following the ouster of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra by It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403656_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: Move by Parliament to Amend the Constitution http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403594_text Constitution - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May On February 19, 2015, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand enacted the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act), which will be enforced after it is published in the Royal Thai Government On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Thailand's Cabinet approved two draft laws on information technology. The laws were put forward by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. (Thailand: Cabinet Nod for On March 21, 2014, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled that the country's general election, held on February 2, is invalid. (Court Voids Feb 2 General Election, BANGKOK POST ONLINE (Mar. 21, 2014).) Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Thailand have agreed to establish a technical agency charged with improving cooperation among their national agencies in protecting witnesses and victims of transnational crime. The agreement was On November 1, 2013, Thailand's House of Representatives approved legislation that would grant amnesty for crimes committed during the period of political unrest in the country following the ouster of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra by It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway, On April 7, 2013, the Thai Parliament voted to approve three bills in furtherance of the government's plan to amend the Constitution. The bills were submitted separately, because there are three very different subjects addressed by... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 21 May 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403594_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: Transportation Infrastructure Megaprojects Loan Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403560_text Economics and Public Finance - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May On February 19, 2015, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand enacted the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act), which will be enforced after it is published in the Royal Thai Government On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Thailand's Cabinet approved two draft laws on information technology. The laws were put forward by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. (Thailand: Cabinet Nod for On March 21, 2014, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled that the country's general election, held on February 2, is invalid. (Court Voids Feb 2 General Election, BANGKOK POST ONLINE (Mar. 21, 2014).) Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Thailand have agreed to establish a technical agency charged with improving cooperation among their national agencies in protecting witnesses and victims of transnational crime. The agreement was On November 1, 2013, Thailand's House of Representatives approved legislation that would grant amnesty for crimes committed during the period of political unrest in the country following the ouster of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra by It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway, On April 7, 2013, the Thai Parliament voted to approve three bills in furtherance of the government's plan to amend the Constitution. The bills were submitted separately, because there are three very different subjects addressed by The Thai government recently announced that it plans to invest two trillion baht (about US$68.8 billion) in infrastructure development megaprojects, most of them involving transportation, over the next seven years. The government plans to borrow the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403560_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: Man Sentenced for Insulting Royal Family http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403540_text Freedom of speech - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May On February 19, 2015, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand enacted the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act), which will be enforced after it is published in the Royal Thai Government On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Thailand's Cabinet approved two draft laws on information technology. The laws were put forward by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. (Thailand: Cabinet Nod for On March 21, 2014, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled that the country's general election, held on February 2, is invalid. (Court Voids Feb 2 General Election, BANGKOK POST ONLINE (Mar. 21, 2014).) Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Thailand have agreed to establish a technical agency charged with improving cooperation among their national agencies in protecting witnesses and victims of transnational crime. The agreement was On November 1, 2013, Thailand's House of Representatives approved legislation that would grant amnesty for crimes committed during the period of political unrest in the country following the ouster of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra by It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway, On April 7, 2013, the Thai Parliament voted to approve three bills in furtherance of the government's plan to amend the Constitution. The bills were submitted separately, because there are three very different subjects addressed by The Thai government recently announced that it plans to invest two trillion baht (about US$68.8 billion) in infrastructure development megaprojects, most of them involving transportation, over the next seven years. The government plans to borrow the On March 28, 2013, Akachai Hongkangwan, a 37 year-old Thai man, was given a sentence of imprisonment for three years and four months, in addition to a fine of 66,666 baht (about US$2,300). While the fine... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403540_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: Cabinet Approves Anti-Trafficking Plan http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403524_text Human trafficking - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May On February 19, 2015, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand enacted the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act), which will be enforced after it is published in the Royal Thai Government On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Thailand's Cabinet approved two draft laws on information technology. The laws were put forward by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. (Thailand: Cabinet Nod for On March 21, 2014, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled that the country's general election, held on February 2, is invalid. (Court Voids Feb 2 General Election, BANGKOK POST ONLINE (Mar. 21, 2014).) Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Thailand have agreed to establish a technical agency charged with improving cooperation among their national agencies in protecting witnesses and victims of transnational crime. The agreement was On November 1, 2013, Thailand's House of Representatives approved legislation that would grant amnesty for crimes committed during the period of political unrest in the country following the ouster of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra by It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway, On April 7, 2013, the Thai Parliament voted to approve three bills in furtherance of the government's plan to amend the Constitution. The bills were submitted separately, because there are three very different subjects addressed by The Thai government recently announced that it plans to invest two trillion baht (about US$68.8 billion) in infrastructure development megaprojects, most of them involving transportation, over the next seven years. The government plans to borrow the On March 28, 2013, Akachai Hongkangwan, a 37 year-old Thai man, was given a sentence of imprisonment for three years and four months, in addition to a fine of 66,666 baht (about US$2,300). While the fine On February 27, 2013, the Thai Cabinet approved an urgent master plan intended to allow the government to implement more anti-trafficking strategies in 2013. This master plan was proposed by the Ministry of Social Development and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403524_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: Promise to End Unregulated Ivory Trade http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403510_text Animal protection - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May On February 19, 2015, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand enacted the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act), which will be enforced after it is published in the Royal Thai Government On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Thailand's Cabinet approved two draft laws on information technology. The laws were put forward by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. (Thailand: Cabinet Nod for On March 21, 2014, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled that the country's general election, held on February 2, is invalid. (Court Voids Feb 2 General Election, BANGKOK POST ONLINE (Mar. 21, 2014).) Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Thailand have agreed to establish a technical agency charged with improving cooperation among their national agencies in protecting witnesses and victims of transnational crime. The agreement was On November 1, 2013, Thailand's House of Representatives approved legislation that would grant amnesty for crimes committed during the period of political unrest in the country following the ouster of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra by It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway, On April 7, 2013, the Thai Parliament voted to approve three bills in furtherance of the government's plan to amend the Constitution. The bills were submitted separately, because there are three very different subjects addressed by The Thai government recently announced that it plans to invest two trillion baht (about US$68.8 billion) in infrastructure development megaprojects, most of them involving transportation, over the next seven years. The government plans to borrow the On March 28, 2013, Akachai Hongkangwan, a 37 year-old Thai man, was given a sentence of imprisonment for three years and four months, in addition to a fine of 66,666 baht (about US$2,300). While the fine On February 27, 2013, the Thai Cabinet approved an urgent master plan intended to allow the government to implement more anti-trafficking strategies in 2013. This master plan was proposed by the Ministry of Social Development and Speaking to the members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Thailand's Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, announced that trade in ivory would be stopped in the country, although no time for an end... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403510_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: Journalist Sentenced for Royal Insult http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403469_text Freedom of the press - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May On February 19, 2015, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand enacted the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act), which will be enforced after it is published in the Royal Thai Government On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Thailand's Cabinet approved two draft laws on information technology. The laws were put forward by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. (Thailand: Cabinet Nod for On March 21, 2014, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled that the country's general election, held on February 2, is invalid. (Court Voids Feb 2 General Election, BANGKOK POST ONLINE (Mar. 21, 2014).) Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Thailand have agreed to establish a technical agency charged with improving cooperation among their national agencies in protecting witnesses and victims of transnational crime. The agreement was On November 1, 2013, Thailand's House of Representatives approved legislation that would grant amnesty for crimes committed during the period of political unrest in the country following the ouster of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra by It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway, On April 7, 2013, the Thai Parliament voted to approve three bills in furtherance of the government's plan to amend the Constitution. The bills were submitted separately, because there are three very different subjects addressed by The Thai government recently announced that it plans to invest two trillion baht (about US$68.8 billion) in infrastructure development megaprojects, most of them involving transportation, over the next seven years. The government plans to borrow the On March 28, 2013, Akachai Hongkangwan, a 37 year-old Thai man, was given a sentence of imprisonment for three years and four months, in addition to a fine of 66,666 baht (about US$2,300). While the fine On February 27, 2013, the Thai Cabinet approved an urgent master plan intended to allow the government to implement more anti-trafficking strategies in 2013. This master plan was proposed by the Ministry of Social Development and Speaking to the members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Thailand's Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, announced that trade in ivory would be stopped in the country, although no time for an end On January 23, 2013, Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, a magazine editor and political activist, was sentenced to an 11-year term of imprisonment by a Thai court. He was convicted under section 112 of the country's Criminal Code, which... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403469_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan; Thailand: Agreement to Fight Economic Crime Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403463_text International affairs - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May On February 19, 2015, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand enacted the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act), which will be enforced after it is published in the Royal Thai Government On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Thailand's Cabinet approved two draft laws on information technology. The laws were put forward by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. (Thailand: Cabinet Nod for On March 21, 2014, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled that the country's general election, held on February 2, is invalid. (Court Voids Feb 2 General Election, BANGKOK POST ONLINE (Mar. 21, 2014).) Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Thailand have agreed to establish a technical agency charged with improving cooperation among their national agencies in protecting witnesses and victims of transnational crime. The agreement was On November 1, 2013, Thailand's House of Representatives approved legislation that would grant amnesty for crimes committed during the period of political unrest in the country following the ouster of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra by It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway, On April 7, 2013, the Thai Parliament voted to approve three bills in furtherance of the government's plan to amend the Constitution. The bills were submitted separately, because there are three very different subjects addressed by The Thai government recently announced that it plans to invest two trillion baht (about US$68.8 billion) in infrastructure development megaprojects, most of them involving transportation, over the next seven years. The government plans to borrow the On March 28, 2013, Akachai Hongkangwan, a 37 year-old Thai man, was given a sentence of imprisonment for three years and four months, in addition to a fine of 66,666 baht (about US$2,300). While the fine On February 27, 2013, the Thai Cabinet approved an urgent master plan intended to allow the government to implement more anti-trafficking strategies in 2013. This master plan was proposed by the Ministry of Social Development and Speaking to the members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Thailand's Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, announced that trade in ivory would be stopped in the country, although no time for an end On January 23, 2013, Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, a magazine editor and political activist, was sentenced to an 11-year term of imprisonment by a Thai court. He was convicted under section 112 of the country's Criminal Code, which On January 17, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed a bilateral agreement to fight transnational economic crimes, in particular fraud carried... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403463_text Global Legal Monitor: Taiwan; Thailand: Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403423_text Taxation - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May On February 19, 2015, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand enacted the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act), which will be enforced after it is published in the Royal Thai Government On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Thailand's Cabinet approved two draft laws on information technology. The laws were put forward by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. (Thailand: Cabinet Nod for On March 21, 2014, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled that the country's general election, held on February 2, is invalid. (Court Voids Feb 2 General Election, BANGKOK POST ONLINE (Mar. 21, 2014).) Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Thailand have agreed to establish a technical agency charged with improving cooperation among their national agencies in protecting witnesses and victims of transnational crime. The agreement was On November 1, 2013, Thailand's House of Representatives approved legislation that would grant amnesty for crimes committed during the period of political unrest in the country following the ouster of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra by It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway, On April 7, 2013, the Thai Parliament voted to approve three bills in furtherance of the government's plan to amend the Constitution. The bills were submitted separately, because there are three very different subjects addressed by The Thai government recently announced that it plans to invest two trillion baht (about US$68.8 billion) in infrastructure development megaprojects, most of them involving transportation, over the next seven years. The government plans to borrow the On March 28, 2013, Akachai Hongkangwan, a 37 year-old Thai man, was given a sentence of imprisonment for three years and four months, in addition to a fine of 66,666 baht (about US$2,300). While the fine On February 27, 2013, the Thai Cabinet approved an urgent master plan intended to allow the government to implement more anti-trafficking strategies in 2013. This master plan was proposed by the Ministry of Social Development and Speaking to the members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Thailand's Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, announced that trade in ivory would be stopped in the country, although no time for an end On January 23, 2013, Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, a magazine editor and political activist, was sentenced to an 11-year term of imprisonment by a Thai court. He was convicted under section 112 of the country's Criminal Code, which On January 17, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed a bilateral agreement to fight transnational economic crimes, in particular fraud carried Bringing to a close a process that began in 1999, on November 30, 2012, representatives of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 05 Dec 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403423_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: Court Rules on Draft Constitutional Amendment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403270_text Constitution - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May On February 19, 2015, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand enacted the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act), which will be enforced after it is published in the Royal Thai Government On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Thailand's Cabinet approved two draft laws on information technology. The laws were put forward by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. (Thailand: Cabinet Nod for On March 21, 2014, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled that the country's general election, held on February 2, is invalid. (Court Voids Feb 2 General Election, BANGKOK POST ONLINE (Mar. 21, 2014).) Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Thailand have agreed to establish a technical agency charged with improving cooperation among their national agencies in protecting witnesses and victims of transnational crime. The agreement was On November 1, 2013, Thailand's House of Representatives approved legislation that would grant amnesty for crimes committed during the period of political unrest in the country following the ouster of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra by It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway, On April 7, 2013, the Thai Parliament voted to approve three bills in furtherance of the government's plan to amend the Constitution. The bills were submitted separately, because there are three very different subjects addressed by The Thai government recently announced that it plans to invest two trillion baht (about US$68.8 billion) in infrastructure development megaprojects, most of them involving transportation, over the next seven years. The government plans to borrow the On March 28, 2013, Akachai Hongkangwan, a 37 year-old Thai man, was given a sentence of imprisonment for three years and four months, in addition to a fine of 66,666 baht (about US$2,300). While the fine On February 27, 2013, the Thai Cabinet approved an urgent master plan intended to allow the government to implement more anti-trafficking strategies in 2013. This master plan was proposed by the Ministry of Social Development and Speaking to the members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Thailand's Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, announced that trade in ivory would be stopped in the country, although no time for an end On January 23, 2013, Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, a magazine editor and political activist, was sentenced to an 11-year term of imprisonment by a Thai court. He was convicted under section 112 of the country's Criminal Code, which On January 17, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed a bilateral agreement to fight transnational economic crimes, in particular fraud carried Bringing to a close a process that began in 1999, on November 30, 2012, representatives of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed Thailand's ruling Phuea Thai party has for the moment withdrawn plans to amend the nation's Constitution, in part due to a court decision. In late July 2012, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled on five complaints that had... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 07 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403270_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: Medicinal Plants Protected in More Areas http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403090_text Natural resources - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May On February 19, 2015, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand enacted the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act), which will be enforced after it is published in the Royal Thai Government On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Thailand's Cabinet approved two draft laws on information technology. The laws were put forward by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. (Thailand: Cabinet Nod for On March 21, 2014, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled that the country's general election, held on February 2, is invalid. (Court Voids Feb 2 General Election, BANGKOK POST ONLINE (Mar. 21, 2014).) Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Thailand have agreed to establish a technical agency charged with improving cooperation among their national agencies in protecting witnesses and victims of transnational crime. The agreement was On November 1, 2013, Thailand's House of Representatives approved legislation that would grant amnesty for crimes committed during the period of political unrest in the country following the ouster of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra by It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway, On April 7, 2013, the Thai Parliament voted to approve three bills in furtherance of the government's plan to amend the Constitution. The bills were submitted separately, because there are three very different subjects addressed by The Thai government recently announced that it plans to invest two trillion baht (about US$68.8 billion) in infrastructure development megaprojects, most of them involving transportation, over the next seven years. The government plans to borrow the On March 28, 2013, Akachai Hongkangwan, a 37 year-old Thai man, was given a sentence of imprisonment for three years and four months, in addition to a fine of 66,666 baht (about US$2,300). While the fine On February 27, 2013, the Thai Cabinet approved an urgent master plan intended to allow the government to implement more anti-trafficking strategies in 2013. This master plan was proposed by the Ministry of Social Development and Speaking to the members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Thailand's Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, announced that trade in ivory would be stopped in the country, although no time for an end On January 23, 2013, Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, a magazine editor and political activist, was sentenced to an 11-year term of imprisonment by a Thai court. He was convicted under section 112 of the country's Criminal Code, which On January 17, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed a bilateral agreement to fight transnational economic crimes, in particular fraud carried Bringing to a close a process that began in 1999, on November 30, 2012, representatives of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed Thailand's ruling Phuea Thai party has for the moment withdrawn plans to amend the nation's Constitution, in part due to a court decision. In late July 2012, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled on five complaints that had The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403090_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: Notification Restricting Foreign Takeovers of Telecom Businesses http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402837_text Foreign investment - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May On February 19, 2015, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand enacted the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act), which will be enforced after it is published in the Royal Thai Government On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Thailand's Cabinet approved two draft laws on information technology. The laws were put forward by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. (Thailand: Cabinet Nod for On March 21, 2014, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled that the country's general election, held on February 2, is invalid. (Court Voids Feb 2 General Election, BANGKOK POST ONLINE (Mar. 21, 2014).) Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Thailand have agreed to establish a technical agency charged with improving cooperation among their national agencies in protecting witnesses and victims of transnational crime. The agreement was On November 1, 2013, Thailand's House of Representatives approved legislation that would grant amnesty for crimes committed during the period of political unrest in the country following the ouster of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra by It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway, On April 7, 2013, the Thai Parliament voted to approve three bills in furtherance of the government's plan to amend the Constitution. The bills were submitted separately, because there are three very different subjects addressed by The Thai government recently announced that it plans to invest two trillion baht (about US$68.8 billion) in infrastructure development megaprojects, most of them involving transportation, over the next seven years. The government plans to borrow the On March 28, 2013, Akachai Hongkangwan, a 37 year-old Thai man, was given a sentence of imprisonment for three years and four months, in addition to a fine of 66,666 baht (about US$2,300). While the fine On February 27, 2013, the Thai Cabinet approved an urgent master plan intended to allow the government to implement more anti-trafficking strategies in 2013. This master plan was proposed by the Ministry of Social Development and Speaking to the members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Thailand's Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, announced that trade in ivory would be stopped in the country, although no time for an end On January 23, 2013, Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, a magazine editor and political activist, was sentenced to an 11-year term of imprisonment by a Thai court. He was convicted under section 112 of the country's Criminal Code, which On January 17, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed a bilateral agreement to fight transnational economic crimes, in particular fraud carried Bringing to a close a process that began in 1999, on November 30, 2012, representatives of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed Thailand's ruling Phuea Thai party has for the moment withdrawn plans to amend the nation's Constitution, in part due to a court decision. In late July 2012, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled on five complaints that had The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be Thailand's acting National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) published a notification on August 30, 2011, in the ROYAL THAI GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, that restricts "foreign domination" of the country's telecommunications businesses. According to a Baker andamp; McKenzie... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 05 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402837_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand; United Nations: Special Rapporteur Says More Must Be Done on Human Trafficking http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402785_text Human trafficking - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May On February 19, 2015, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand enacted the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act), which will be enforced after it is published in the Royal Thai Government On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Thailand's Cabinet approved two draft laws on information technology. The laws were put forward by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. (Thailand: Cabinet Nod for On March 21, 2014, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled that the country's general election, held on February 2, is invalid. (Court Voids Feb 2 General Election, BANGKOK POST ONLINE (Mar. 21, 2014).) Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Thailand have agreed to establish a technical agency charged with improving cooperation among their national agencies in protecting witnesses and victims of transnational crime. The agreement was On November 1, 2013, Thailand's House of Representatives approved legislation that would grant amnesty for crimes committed during the period of political unrest in the country following the ouster of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra by It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway, On April 7, 2013, the Thai Parliament voted to approve three bills in furtherance of the government's plan to amend the Constitution. The bills were submitted separately, because there are three very different subjects addressed by The Thai government recently announced that it plans to invest two trillion baht (about US$68.8 billion) in infrastructure development megaprojects, most of them involving transportation, over the next seven years. The government plans to borrow the On March 28, 2013, Akachai Hongkangwan, a 37 year-old Thai man, was given a sentence of imprisonment for three years and four months, in addition to a fine of 66,666 baht (about US$2,300). While the fine On February 27, 2013, the Thai Cabinet approved an urgent master plan intended to allow the government to implement more anti-trafficking strategies in 2013. This master plan was proposed by the Ministry of Social Development and Speaking to the members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Thailand's Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, announced that trade in ivory would be stopped in the country, although no time for an end On January 23, 2013, Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, a magazine editor and political activist, was sentenced to an 11-year term of imprisonment by a Thai court. He was convicted under section 112 of the country's Criminal Code, which On January 17, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed a bilateral agreement to fight transnational economic crimes, in particular fraud carried Bringing to a close a process that began in 1999, on November 30, 2012, representatives of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed Thailand's ruling Phuea Thai party has for the moment withdrawn plans to amend the nation's Constitution, in part due to a court decision. In late July 2012, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled on five complaints that had The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be Thailand's acting National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) published a notification on August 30, 2011, in the ROYAL THAI GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, that restricts "foreign domination" of the country's telecommunications businesses. According to a Baker andamp; McKenzie On August 19, 2011, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, said that Thailand must work more effectively against human trafficking. In addition, the country should do more to protect... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 24 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402785_text Global Legal Monitor: Cambodia; Thailand: Indonesia Offers Assistance Toward Resolving Border Dispute http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402665_text Boundaries - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May On February 19, 2015, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand enacted the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act), which will be enforced after it is published in the Royal Thai Government On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Thailand's Cabinet approved two draft laws on information technology. The laws were put forward by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. (Thailand: Cabinet Nod for On March 21, 2014, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled that the country's general election, held on February 2, is invalid. (Court Voids Feb 2 General Election, BANGKOK POST ONLINE (Mar. 21, 2014).) Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Thailand have agreed to establish a technical agency charged with improving cooperation among their national agencies in protecting witnesses and victims of transnational crime. The agreement was On November 1, 2013, Thailand's House of Representatives approved legislation that would grant amnesty for crimes committed during the period of political unrest in the country following the ouster of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra by It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway, On April 7, 2013, the Thai Parliament voted to approve three bills in furtherance of the government's plan to amend the Constitution. The bills were submitted separately, because there are three very different subjects addressed by The Thai government recently announced that it plans to invest two trillion baht (about US$68.8 billion) in infrastructure development megaprojects, most of them involving transportation, over the next seven years. The government plans to borrow the On March 28, 2013, Akachai Hongkangwan, a 37 year-old Thai man, was given a sentence of imprisonment for three years and four months, in addition to a fine of 66,666 baht (about US$2,300). While the fine On February 27, 2013, the Thai Cabinet approved an urgent master plan intended to allow the government to implement more anti-trafficking strategies in 2013. This master plan was proposed by the Ministry of Social Development and Speaking to the members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Thailand's Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, announced that trade in ivory would be stopped in the country, although no time for an end On January 23, 2013, Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, a magazine editor and political activist, was sentenced to an 11-year term of imprisonment by a Thai court. He was convicted under section 112 of the country's Criminal Code, which On January 17, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed a bilateral agreement to fight transnational economic crimes, in particular fraud carried Bringing to a close a process that began in 1999, on November 30, 2012, representatives of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed Thailand's ruling Phuea Thai party has for the moment withdrawn plans to amend the nation's Constitution, in part due to a court decision. In late July 2012, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled on five complaints that had The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be Thailand's acting National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) published a notification on August 30, 2011, in the ROYAL THAI GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, that restricts "foreign domination" of the country's telecommunications businesses. According to a Baker andamp; McKenzie On August 19, 2011, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, said that Thailand must work more effectively against human trafficking. In addition, the country should do more to protect On May 8, 2011, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) concluded a summit meeting in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, which is currently chairing the Association. Among the issues discussed was the border dispute between... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 11 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402665_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: Green Corporate Tax Incentive http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402427_text Taxation - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May On February 19, 2015, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand enacted the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act), which will be enforced after it is published in the Royal Thai Government On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Thailand's Cabinet approved two draft laws on information technology. The laws were put forward by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. (Thailand: Cabinet Nod for On March 21, 2014, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled that the country's general election, held on February 2, is invalid. (Court Voids Feb 2 General Election, BANGKOK POST ONLINE (Mar. 21, 2014).) Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Thailand have agreed to establish a technical agency charged with improving cooperation among their national agencies in protecting witnesses and victims of transnational crime. The agreement was On November 1, 2013, Thailand's House of Representatives approved legislation that would grant amnesty for crimes committed during the period of political unrest in the country following the ouster of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra by It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway, On April 7, 2013, the Thai Parliament voted to approve three bills in furtherance of the government's plan to amend the Constitution. The bills were submitted separately, because there are three very different subjects addressed by The Thai government recently announced that it plans to invest two trillion baht (about US$68.8 billion) in infrastructure development megaprojects, most of them involving transportation, over the next seven years. The government plans to borrow the On March 28, 2013, Akachai Hongkangwan, a 37 year-old Thai man, was given a sentence of imprisonment for three years and four months, in addition to a fine of 66,666 baht (about US$2,300). While the fine On February 27, 2013, the Thai Cabinet approved an urgent master plan intended to allow the government to implement more anti-trafficking strategies in 2013. This master plan was proposed by the Ministry of Social Development and Speaking to the members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Thailand's Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, announced that trade in ivory would be stopped in the country, although no time for an end On January 23, 2013, Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, a magazine editor and political activist, was sentenced to an 11-year term of imprisonment by a Thai court. He was convicted under section 112 of the country's Criminal Code, which On January 17, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed a bilateral agreement to fight transnational economic crimes, in particular fraud carried Bringing to a close a process that began in 1999, on November 30, 2012, representatives of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed Thailand's ruling Phuea Thai party has for the moment withdrawn plans to amend the nation's Constitution, in part due to a court decision. In late July 2012, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled on five complaints that had The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be Thailand's acting National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) published a notification on August 30, 2011, in the ROYAL THAI GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, that restricts "foreign domination" of the country's telecommunications businesses. According to a Baker andamp; McKenzie On August 19, 2011, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, said that Thailand must work more effectively against human trafficking. In addition, the country should do more to protect On May 8, 2011, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) concluded a summit meeting in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, which is currently chairing the Association. Among the issues discussed was the border dispute between Thailand's Cabinet on November 9, 2010, approved the issuance of a royal decree that exempts companies from the payment of corporate tax on income derived from the sale of Certified Emission Reduction Credits (CERs) and Verified... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 16 Dec 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402427_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: NGOs Press for End of Emergency http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402071_text Human rights and civil liberties - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May On February 19, 2015, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand enacted the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act), which will be enforced after it is published in the Royal Thai Government On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Thailand's Cabinet approved two draft laws on information technology. The laws were put forward by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. (Thailand: Cabinet Nod for On March 21, 2014, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled that the country's general election, held on February 2, is invalid. (Court Voids Feb 2 General Election, BANGKOK POST ONLINE (Mar. 21, 2014).) Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Thailand have agreed to establish a technical agency charged with improving cooperation among their national agencies in protecting witnesses and victims of transnational crime. The agreement was On November 1, 2013, Thailand's House of Representatives approved legislation that would grant amnesty for crimes committed during the period of political unrest in the country following the ouster of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra by It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway, On April 7, 2013, the Thai Parliament voted to approve three bills in furtherance of the government's plan to amend the Constitution. The bills were submitted separately, because there are three very different subjects addressed by The Thai government recently announced that it plans to invest two trillion baht (about US$68.8 billion) in infrastructure development megaprojects, most of them involving transportation, over the next seven years. The government plans to borrow the On March 28, 2013, Akachai Hongkangwan, a 37 year-old Thai man, was given a sentence of imprisonment for three years and four months, in addition to a fine of 66,666 baht (about US$2,300). While the fine On February 27, 2013, the Thai Cabinet approved an urgent master plan intended to allow the government to implement more anti-trafficking strategies in 2013. This master plan was proposed by the Ministry of Social Development and Speaking to the members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Thailand's Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, announced that trade in ivory would be stopped in the country, although no time for an end On January 23, 2013, Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, a magazine editor and political activist, was sentenced to an 11-year term of imprisonment by a Thai court. He was convicted under section 112 of the country's Criminal Code, which On January 17, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed a bilateral agreement to fight transnational economic crimes, in particular fraud carried Bringing to a close a process that began in 1999, on November 30, 2012, representatives of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed Thailand's ruling Phuea Thai party has for the moment withdrawn plans to amend the nation's Constitution, in part due to a court decision. In late July 2012, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled on five complaints that had The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be Thailand's acting National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) published a notification on August 30, 2011, in the ROYAL THAI GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, that restricts "foreign domination" of the country's telecommunications businesses. According to a Baker andamp; McKenzie On August 19, 2011, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, said that Thailand must work more effectively against human trafficking. In addition, the country should do more to protect On May 8, 2011, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) concluded a summit meeting in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, which is currently chairing the Association. Among the issues discussed was the border dispute between Thailand's Cabinet on November 9, 2010, approved the issuance of a royal decree that exempts companies from the payment of corporate tax on income derived from the sale of Certified Emission Reduction Credits (CERs) and Verified On June 22, 2010, 55 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) issued a statement asking that the Thai government end the state of emergency that has been in place in the country since April 2010. In addition, the groups... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 25 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402071_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: Lèse Majesté Suit Filed Against Webmaster http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401912_text Freedom of the press - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May On February 19, 2015, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand enacted the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act), which will be enforced after it is published in the Royal Thai Government On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Thailand's Cabinet approved two draft laws on information technology. The laws were put forward by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. (Thailand: Cabinet Nod for On March 21, 2014, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled that the country's general election, held on February 2, is invalid. (Court Voids Feb 2 General Election, BANGKOK POST ONLINE (Mar. 21, 2014).) Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Thailand have agreed to establish a technical agency charged with improving cooperation among their national agencies in protecting witnesses and victims of transnational crime. The agreement was On November 1, 2013, Thailand's House of Representatives approved legislation that would grant amnesty for crimes committed during the period of political unrest in the country following the ouster of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra by It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway, On April 7, 2013, the Thai Parliament voted to approve three bills in furtherance of the government's plan to amend the Constitution. The bills were submitted separately, because there are three very different subjects addressed by The Thai government recently announced that it plans to invest two trillion baht (about US$68.8 billion) in infrastructure development megaprojects, most of them involving transportation, over the next seven years. The government plans to borrow the On March 28, 2013, Akachai Hongkangwan, a 37 year-old Thai man, was given a sentence of imprisonment for three years and four months, in addition to a fine of 66,666 baht (about US$2,300). While the fine On February 27, 2013, the Thai Cabinet approved an urgent master plan intended to allow the government to implement more anti-trafficking strategies in 2013. This master plan was proposed by the Ministry of Social Development and Speaking to the members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Thailand's Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, announced that trade in ivory would be stopped in the country, although no time for an end On January 23, 2013, Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, a magazine editor and political activist, was sentenced to an 11-year term of imprisonment by a Thai court. He was convicted under section 112 of the country's Criminal Code, which On January 17, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed a bilateral agreement to fight transnational economic crimes, in particular fraud carried Bringing to a close a process that began in 1999, on November 30, 2012, representatives of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed Thailand's ruling Phuea Thai party has for the moment withdrawn plans to amend the nation's Constitution, in part due to a court decision. In late July 2012, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled on five complaints that had The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be Thailand's acting National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) published a notification on August 30, 2011, in the ROYAL THAI GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, that restricts "foreign domination" of the country's telecommunications businesses. According to a Baker andamp; McKenzie On August 19, 2011, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, said that Thailand must work more effectively against human trafficking. In addition, the country should do more to protect On May 8, 2011, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) concluded a summit meeting in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, which is currently chairing the Association. Among the issues discussed was the border dispute between Thailand's Cabinet on November 9, 2010, approved the issuance of a royal decree that exempts companies from the payment of corporate tax on income derived from the sale of Certified Emission Reduction Credits (CERs) and Verified On June 22, 2010, 55 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) issued a statement asking that the Thai government end the state of emergency that has been in place in the country since April 2010. In addition, the groups On March 31, 2010, public prosecutors in Thailand filed a lawsuit against webmaster Chiranuch Premchaipom on charges of failing to remove comments deemed offensive to the country's monarchy from the discussion board of Prachatai.com, the independent... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 09 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401912_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: Court Denies Injunction Against Protest http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401908_text Human rights and civil liberties - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May On February 19, 2015, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand enacted the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act), which will be enforced after it is published in the Royal Thai Government On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Thailand's Cabinet approved two draft laws on information technology. The laws were put forward by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. (Thailand: Cabinet Nod for On March 21, 2014, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled that the country's general election, held on February 2, is invalid. (Court Voids Feb 2 General Election, BANGKOK POST ONLINE (Mar. 21, 2014).) Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Thailand have agreed to establish a technical agency charged with improving cooperation among their national agencies in protecting witnesses and victims of transnational crime. The agreement was On November 1, 2013, Thailand's House of Representatives approved legislation that would grant amnesty for crimes committed during the period of political unrest in the country following the ouster of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra by It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway, On April 7, 2013, the Thai Parliament voted to approve three bills in furtherance of the government's plan to amend the Constitution. The bills were submitted separately, because there are three very different subjects addressed by The Thai government recently announced that it plans to invest two trillion baht (about US$68.8 billion) in infrastructure development megaprojects, most of them involving transportation, over the next seven years. The government plans to borrow the On March 28, 2013, Akachai Hongkangwan, a 37 year-old Thai man, was given a sentence of imprisonment for three years and four months, in addition to a fine of 66,666 baht (about US$2,300). While the fine On February 27, 2013, the Thai Cabinet approved an urgent master plan intended to allow the government to implement more anti-trafficking strategies in 2013. This master plan was proposed by the Ministry of Social Development and Speaking to the members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Thailand's Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, announced that trade in ivory would be stopped in the country, although no time for an end On January 23, 2013, Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, a magazine editor and political activist, was sentenced to an 11-year term of imprisonment by a Thai court. He was convicted under section 112 of the country's Criminal Code, which On January 17, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed a bilateral agreement to fight transnational economic crimes, in particular fraud carried Bringing to a close a process that began in 1999, on November 30, 2012, representatives of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed Thailand's ruling Phuea Thai party has for the moment withdrawn plans to amend the nation's Constitution, in part due to a court decision. In late July 2012, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled on five complaints that had The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be Thailand's acting National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) published a notification on August 30, 2011, in the ROYAL THAI GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, that restricts "foreign domination" of the country's telecommunications businesses. According to a Baker andamp; McKenzie On August 19, 2011, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, said that Thailand must work more effectively against human trafficking. In addition, the country should do more to protect On May 8, 2011, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) concluded a summit meeting in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, which is currently chairing the Association. Among the issues discussed was the border dispute between Thailand's Cabinet on November 9, 2010, approved the issuance of a royal decree that exempts companies from the payment of corporate tax on income derived from the sale of Certified Emission Reduction Credits (CERs) and Verified On June 22, 2010, 55 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) issued a statement asking that the Thai government end the state of emergency that has been in place in the country since April 2010. In addition, the groups On March 31, 2010, public prosecutors in Thailand filed a lawsuit against webmaster Chiranuch Premchaipom on charges of failing to remove comments deemed offensive to the country's monarchy from the discussion board of Prachatai.com, the independent On April 5, 2010, a court in Thailand denied a request from that nation's government for an injunction against protesters in the capital city of Bangkok. The request concerned protesters in the business district and would... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 07 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401908_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: Political Activist Sentenced to 18-Year Prison Term for Violating Lese Majeste Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401557_text Freedom of speech - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May On February 19, 2015, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand enacted the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act), which will be enforced after it is published in the Royal Thai Government On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Thailand's Cabinet approved two draft laws on information technology. The laws were put forward by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. (Thailand: Cabinet Nod for On March 21, 2014, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled that the country's general election, held on February 2, is invalid. (Court Voids Feb 2 General Election, BANGKOK POST ONLINE (Mar. 21, 2014).) Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Thailand have agreed to establish a technical agency charged with improving cooperation among their national agencies in protecting witnesses and victims of transnational crime. The agreement was On November 1, 2013, Thailand's House of Representatives approved legislation that would grant amnesty for crimes committed during the period of political unrest in the country following the ouster of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra by It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway, On April 7, 2013, the Thai Parliament voted to approve three bills in furtherance of the government's plan to amend the Constitution. The bills were submitted separately, because there are three very different subjects addressed by The Thai government recently announced that it plans to invest two trillion baht (about US$68.8 billion) in infrastructure development megaprojects, most of them involving transportation, over the next seven years. The government plans to borrow the On March 28, 2013, Akachai Hongkangwan, a 37 year-old Thai man, was given a sentence of imprisonment for three years and four months, in addition to a fine of 66,666 baht (about US$2,300). While the fine On February 27, 2013, the Thai Cabinet approved an urgent master plan intended to allow the government to implement more anti-trafficking strategies in 2013. This master plan was proposed by the Ministry of Social Development and Speaking to the members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Thailand's Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, announced that trade in ivory would be stopped in the country, although no time for an end On January 23, 2013, Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, a magazine editor and political activist, was sentenced to an 11-year term of imprisonment by a Thai court. He was convicted under section 112 of the country's Criminal Code, which On January 17, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed a bilateral agreement to fight transnational economic crimes, in particular fraud carried Bringing to a close a process that began in 1999, on November 30, 2012, representatives of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed Thailand's ruling Phuea Thai party has for the moment withdrawn plans to amend the nation's Constitution, in part due to a court decision. In late July 2012, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled on five complaints that had The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be Thailand's acting National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) published a notification on August 30, 2011, in the ROYAL THAI GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, that restricts "foreign domination" of the country's telecommunications businesses. According to a Baker andamp; McKenzie On August 19, 2011, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, said that Thailand must work more effectively against human trafficking. In addition, the country should do more to protect On May 8, 2011, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) concluded a summit meeting in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, which is currently chairing the Association. Among the issues discussed was the border dispute between Thailand's Cabinet on November 9, 2010, approved the issuance of a royal decree that exempts companies from the payment of corporate tax on income derived from the sale of Certified Emission Reduction Credits (CERs) and Verified On June 22, 2010, 55 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) issued a statement asking that the Thai government end the state of emergency that has been in place in the country since April 2010. In addition, the groups On March 31, 2010, public prosecutors in Thailand filed a lawsuit against webmaster Chiranuch Premchaipom on charges of failing to remove comments deemed offensive to the country's monarchy from the discussion board of Prachatai.com, the independent On April 5, 2010, a court in Thailand denied a request from that nation's government for an injunction against protesters in the capital city of Bangkok. The request concerned protesters in the business district and would On August 28, 2009, Thai political activist Darunee Charnchoengsilpakul was sentenced by a criminal court to 18 years of imprisonment on charges of insulting the royal family, in violation of Thailand's law on lese majeste, during... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 10 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401557_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: Procedure for Refusal of Treatment by Terminally Ill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401531_text Death and dying - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May On February 19, 2015, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand enacted the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act), which will be enforced after it is published in the Royal Thai Government On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Thailand's Cabinet approved two draft laws on information technology. The laws were put forward by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. (Thailand: Cabinet Nod for On March 21, 2014, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled that the country's general election, held on February 2, is invalid. (Court Voids Feb 2 General Election, BANGKOK POST ONLINE (Mar. 21, 2014).) Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Thailand have agreed to establish a technical agency charged with improving cooperation among their national agencies in protecting witnesses and victims of transnational crime. The agreement was On November 1, 2013, Thailand's House of Representatives approved legislation that would grant amnesty for crimes committed during the period of political unrest in the country following the ouster of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra by It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway, On April 7, 2013, the Thai Parliament voted to approve three bills in furtherance of the government's plan to amend the Constitution. The bills were submitted separately, because there are three very different subjects addressed by The Thai government recently announced that it plans to invest two trillion baht (about US$68.8 billion) in infrastructure development megaprojects, most of them involving transportation, over the next seven years. The government plans to borrow the On March 28, 2013, Akachai Hongkangwan, a 37 year-old Thai man, was given a sentence of imprisonment for three years and four months, in addition to a fine of 66,666 baht (about US$2,300). While the fine On February 27, 2013, the Thai Cabinet approved an urgent master plan intended to allow the government to implement more anti-trafficking strategies in 2013. This master plan was proposed by the Ministry of Social Development and Speaking to the members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Thailand's Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, announced that trade in ivory would be stopped in the country, although no time for an end On January 23, 2013, Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, a magazine editor and political activist, was sentenced to an 11-year term of imprisonment by a Thai court. He was convicted under section 112 of the country's Criminal Code, which On January 17, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed a bilateral agreement to fight transnational economic crimes, in particular fraud carried Bringing to a close a process that began in 1999, on November 30, 2012, representatives of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed Thailand's ruling Phuea Thai party has for the moment withdrawn plans to amend the nation's Constitution, in part due to a court decision. In late July 2012, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled on five complaints that had The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be Thailand's acting National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) published a notification on August 30, 2011, in the ROYAL THAI GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, that restricts "foreign domination" of the country's telecommunications businesses. According to a Baker andamp; McKenzie On August 19, 2011, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, said that Thailand must work more effectively against human trafficking. In addition, the country should do more to protect On May 8, 2011, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) concluded a summit meeting in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, which is currently chairing the Association. Among the issues discussed was the border dispute between Thailand's Cabinet on November 9, 2010, approved the issuance of a royal decree that exempts companies from the payment of corporate tax on income derived from the sale of Certified Emission Reduction Credits (CERs) and Verified On June 22, 2010, 55 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) issued a statement asking that the Thai government end the state of emergency that has been in place in the country since April 2010. In addition, the groups On March 31, 2010, public prosecutors in Thailand filed a lawsuit against webmaster Chiranuch Premchaipom on charges of failing to remove comments deemed offensive to the country's monarchy from the discussion board of Prachatai.com, the independent On April 5, 2010, a court in Thailand denied a request from that nation's government for an injunction against protesters in the capital city of Bangkok. The request concerned protesters in the business district and would On August 28, 2009, Thai political activist Darunee Charnchoengsilpakul was sentenced by a criminal court to 18 years of imprisonment on charges of insulting the royal family, in violation of Thailand's law on lese majeste, during The Thai press reported on August 21, 2009, that the country's National Health Commission Office had approved a draft directive addressing terminally ill patients' right to refuse treatment that only prolongs life. The document prescribes how... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 28 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401531_text Global Legal Monitor: Laos; Thailand: Resettlement Abroad of Some Hmong Refugees http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401255_text Asylum - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May On February 19, 2015, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand enacted the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act), which will be enforced after it is published in the Royal Thai Government On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Thailand's Cabinet approved two draft laws on information technology. The laws were put forward by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. (Thailand: Cabinet Nod for On March 21, 2014, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled that the country's general election, held on February 2, is invalid. (Court Voids Feb 2 General Election, BANGKOK POST ONLINE (Mar. 21, 2014).) Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Thailand have agreed to establish a technical agency charged with improving cooperation among their national agencies in protecting witnesses and victims of transnational crime. The agreement was On November 1, 2013, Thailand's House of Representatives approved legislation that would grant amnesty for crimes committed during the period of political unrest in the country following the ouster of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra by It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway, On April 7, 2013, the Thai Parliament voted to approve three bills in furtherance of the government's plan to amend the Constitution. The bills were submitted separately, because there are three very different subjects addressed by The Thai government recently announced that it plans to invest two trillion baht (about US$68.8 billion) in infrastructure development megaprojects, most of them involving transportation, over the next seven years. The government plans to borrow the On March 28, 2013, Akachai Hongkangwan, a 37 year-old Thai man, was given a sentence of imprisonment for three years and four months, in addition to a fine of 66,666 baht (about US$2,300). While the fine On February 27, 2013, the Thai Cabinet approved an urgent master plan intended to allow the government to implement more anti-trafficking strategies in 2013. This master plan was proposed by the Ministry of Social Development and Speaking to the members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Thailand's Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, announced that trade in ivory would be stopped in the country, although no time for an end On January 23, 2013, Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, a magazine editor and political activist, was sentenced to an 11-year term of imprisonment by a Thai court. He was convicted under section 112 of the country's Criminal Code, which On January 17, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed a bilateral agreement to fight transnational economic crimes, in particular fraud carried Bringing to a close a process that began in 1999, on November 30, 2012, representatives of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed Thailand's ruling Phuea Thai party has for the moment withdrawn plans to amend the nation's Constitution, in part due to a court decision. In late July 2012, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled on five complaints that had The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be Thailand's acting National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) published a notification on August 30, 2011, in the ROYAL THAI GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, that restricts "foreign domination" of the country's telecommunications businesses. According to a Baker andamp; McKenzie On August 19, 2011, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, said that Thailand must work more effectively against human trafficking. In addition, the country should do more to protect On May 8, 2011, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) concluded a summit meeting in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, which is currently chairing the Association. Among the issues discussed was the border dispute between Thailand's Cabinet on November 9, 2010, approved the issuance of a royal decree that exempts companies from the payment of corporate tax on income derived from the sale of Certified Emission Reduction Credits (CERs) and Verified On June 22, 2010, 55 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) issued a statement asking that the Thai government end the state of emergency that has been in place in the country since April 2010. In addition, the groups On March 31, 2010, public prosecutors in Thailand filed a lawsuit against webmaster Chiranuch Premchaipom on charges of failing to remove comments deemed offensive to the country's monarchy from the discussion board of Prachatai.com, the independent On April 5, 2010, a court in Thailand denied a request from that nation's government for an injunction against protesters in the capital city of Bangkok. The request concerned protesters in the business district and would On August 28, 2009, Thai political activist Darunee Charnchoengsilpakul was sentenced by a criminal court to 18 years of imprisonment on charges of insulting the royal family, in violation of Thailand's law on lese majeste, during The Thai press reported on August 21, 2009, that the country's National Health Commission Office had approved a draft directive addressing terminally ill patients' right to refuse treatment that only prolongs life. The document prescribes how Kasit Priomya, Thailand's Foreign Minister, visited the United States in late April 2009, and he discussed the status of ethnic Hmong refugees from Laos now living in a detention center in Thailand. Meeting with U.S. Secretary... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 30 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401255_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: First Product Liability Law Coming into Force http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540988_text Civil liability - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May On February 19, 2015, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand enacted the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act), which will be enforced after it is published in the Royal Thai Government On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Thailand's Cabinet approved two draft laws on information technology. The laws were put forward by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. (Thailand: Cabinet Nod for On March 21, 2014, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled that the country's general election, held on February 2, is invalid. (Court Voids Feb 2 General Election, BANGKOK POST ONLINE (Mar. 21, 2014).) Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Thailand have agreed to establish a technical agency charged with improving cooperation among their national agencies in protecting witnesses and victims of transnational crime. The agreement was On November 1, 2013, Thailand's House of Representatives approved legislation that would grant amnesty for crimes committed during the period of political unrest in the country following the ouster of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra by It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway, On April 7, 2013, the Thai Parliament voted to approve three bills in furtherance of the government's plan to amend the Constitution. The bills were submitted separately, because there are three very different subjects addressed by The Thai government recently announced that it plans to invest two trillion baht (about US$68.8 billion) in infrastructure development megaprojects, most of them involving transportation, over the next seven years. The government plans to borrow the On March 28, 2013, Akachai Hongkangwan, a 37 year-old Thai man, was given a sentence of imprisonment for three years and four months, in addition to a fine of 66,666 baht (about US$2,300). While the fine On February 27, 2013, the Thai Cabinet approved an urgent master plan intended to allow the government to implement more anti-trafficking strategies in 2013. This master plan was proposed by the Ministry of Social Development and Speaking to the members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Thailand's Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, announced that trade in ivory would be stopped in the country, although no time for an end On January 23, 2013, Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, a magazine editor and political activist, was sentenced to an 11-year term of imprisonment by a Thai court. He was convicted under section 112 of the country's Criminal Code, which On January 17, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed a bilateral agreement to fight transnational economic crimes, in particular fraud carried Bringing to a close a process that began in 1999, on November 30, 2012, representatives of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed Thailand's ruling Phuea Thai party has for the moment withdrawn plans to amend the nation's Constitution, in part due to a court decision. In late July 2012, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled on five complaints that had The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be Thailand's acting National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) published a notification on August 30, 2011, in the ROYAL THAI GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, that restricts "foreign domination" of the country's telecommunications businesses. According to a Baker andamp; McKenzie On August 19, 2011, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, said that Thailand must work more effectively against human trafficking. In addition, the country should do more to protect On May 8, 2011, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) concluded a summit meeting in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, which is currently chairing the Association. Among the issues discussed was the border dispute between Thailand's Cabinet on November 9, 2010, approved the issuance of a royal decree that exempts companies from the payment of corporate tax on income derived from the sale of Certified Emission Reduction Credits (CERs) and Verified On June 22, 2010, 55 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) issued a statement asking that the Thai government end the state of emergency that has been in place in the country since April 2010. In addition, the groups On March 31, 2010, public prosecutors in Thailand filed a lawsuit against webmaster Chiranuch Premchaipom on charges of failing to remove comments deemed offensive to the country's monarchy from the discussion board of Prachatai.com, the independent On April 5, 2010, a court in Thailand denied a request from that nation's government for an injunction against protesters in the capital city of Bangkok. The request concerned protesters in the business district and would On August 28, 2009, Thai political activist Darunee Charnchoengsilpakul was sentenced by a criminal court to 18 years of imprisonment on charges of insulting the royal family, in violation of Thailand's law on lese majeste, during The Thai press reported on August 21, 2009, that the country's National Health Commission Office had approved a draft directive addressing terminally ill patients' right to refuse treatment that only prolongs life. The document prescribes how Kasit Priomya, Thailand's Foreign Minister, visited the United States in late April 2009, and he discussed the status of ethnic Hmong refugees from Laos now living in a detention center in Thailand. Meeting with U.S. Secretary On February 20, 2009, Thailand's Liability for Damages Caused by Unsafe Goods Act B.E. 2551 will enter into force. The country's first product liability law, the Act is described as "groundbreaking legislation as it empowers the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 05 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540988_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: New Reporting Requirements for Mutual Funds http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540806_text Securities - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May On February 19, 2015, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand enacted the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act), which will be enforced after it is published in the Royal Thai Government On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Thailand's Cabinet approved two draft laws on information technology. The laws were put forward by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. (Thailand: Cabinet Nod for On March 21, 2014, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled that the country's general election, held on February 2, is invalid. (Court Voids Feb 2 General Election, BANGKOK POST ONLINE (Mar. 21, 2014).) Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Thailand have agreed to establish a technical agency charged with improving cooperation among their national agencies in protecting witnesses and victims of transnational crime. The agreement was On November 1, 2013, Thailand's House of Representatives approved legislation that would grant amnesty for crimes committed during the period of political unrest in the country following the ouster of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra by It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway, On April 7, 2013, the Thai Parliament voted to approve three bills in furtherance of the government's plan to amend the Constitution. The bills were submitted separately, because there are three very different subjects addressed by The Thai government recently announced that it plans to invest two trillion baht (about US$68.8 billion) in infrastructure development megaprojects, most of them involving transportation, over the next seven years. The government plans to borrow the On March 28, 2013, Akachai Hongkangwan, a 37 year-old Thai man, was given a sentence of imprisonment for three years and four months, in addition to a fine of 66,666 baht (about US$2,300). While the fine On February 27, 2013, the Thai Cabinet approved an urgent master plan intended to allow the government to implement more anti-trafficking strategies in 2013. This master plan was proposed by the Ministry of Social Development and Speaking to the members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Thailand's Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, announced that trade in ivory would be stopped in the country, although no time for an end On January 23, 2013, Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, a magazine editor and political activist, was sentenced to an 11-year term of imprisonment by a Thai court. He was convicted under section 112 of the country's Criminal Code, which On January 17, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed a bilateral agreement to fight transnational economic crimes, in particular fraud carried Bringing to a close a process that began in 1999, on November 30, 2012, representatives of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed Thailand's ruling Phuea Thai party has for the moment withdrawn plans to amend the nation's Constitution, in part due to a court decision. In late July 2012, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled on five complaints that had The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be Thailand's acting National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) published a notification on August 30, 2011, in the ROYAL THAI GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, that restricts "foreign domination" of the country's telecommunications businesses. According to a Baker andamp; McKenzie On August 19, 2011, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, said that Thailand must work more effectively against human trafficking. In addition, the country should do more to protect On May 8, 2011, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) concluded a summit meeting in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, which is currently chairing the Association. Among the issues discussed was the border dispute between Thailand's Cabinet on November 9, 2010, approved the issuance of a royal decree that exempts companies from the payment of corporate tax on income derived from the sale of Certified Emission Reduction Credits (CERs) and Verified On June 22, 2010, 55 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) issued a statement asking that the Thai government end the state of emergency that has been in place in the country since April 2010. In addition, the groups On March 31, 2010, public prosecutors in Thailand filed a lawsuit against webmaster Chiranuch Premchaipom on charges of failing to remove comments deemed offensive to the country's monarchy from the discussion board of Prachatai.com, the independent On April 5, 2010, a court in Thailand denied a request from that nation's government for an injunction against protesters in the capital city of Bangkok. The request concerned protesters in the business district and would On August 28, 2009, Thai political activist Darunee Charnchoengsilpakul was sentenced by a criminal court to 18 years of imprisonment on charges of insulting the royal family, in violation of Thailand's law on lese majeste, during The Thai press reported on August 21, 2009, that the country's National Health Commission Office had approved a draft directive addressing terminally ill patients' right to refuse treatment that only prolongs life. The document prescribes how Kasit Priomya, Thailand's Foreign Minister, visited the United States in late April 2009, and he discussed the status of ethnic Hmong refugees from Laos now living in a detention center in Thailand. Meeting with U.S. Secretary On February 20, 2009, Thailand's Liability for Damages Caused by Unsafe Goods Act B.E. 2551 will enter into force. The country's first product liability law, the Act is described as "groundbreaking legislation as it empowers the It was reported on October 30, 2008, that mutual fund companies in Thailand, with the exception of property funds, must now disclose their portfolio holdings on a monthly basis, rather than every six months. More specifically,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 26 Nov 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540806_text Global Legal Monitor: Thailand: Former Prime Minister Found Guilty http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540749_text Government ethics and transparency - It was reported on August 2, 2015, that the fourth Standing Committee of Thailand's Council of State has ruled that it is illegal for a driver stopped at a red light to talk on a hand-held On July 22, 2015, the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand issued an amendment to the country's Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It will enter into force 30 days after publication. (Note to According to Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, a new criminal court division to handle human trafficking cases was to open on August 10, 2015; an announcement of the establishment of the new division was made Amendments to Thailand's Anti-Corruption Act took effect on July 9, 2015, upon their publication in the Royal Gazette. The amended Act imposes harsher penalties on state officials and extends the maximum penalty, capital punishment, to The government of Thailand, a country that has been under military rule since a May 2014 coup, announced on May 19, 2015, that it will hold a referendum on a new draft constitution completed in April On May 26, 2015, Thailand's Cabinet approved a draft law on tobacco control; the legislation was first sent to the Cabinet by the Ministry of Public Health in December 2014. The provisions include raising the On April 17, 2015, Thailand's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) completed the first draft of a new Constitution. Relevant stakeholders, including the Cabinet, the military, and the National Reform Council, will have the opportunity until May On February 19, 2015, the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand enacted the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act), which will be enforced after it is published in the Royal Thai Government On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Thailand's Cabinet approved two draft laws on information technology. The laws were put forward by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry. (Thailand: Cabinet Nod for On March 21, 2014, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled that the country's general election, held on February 2, is invalid. (Court Voids Feb 2 General Election, BANGKOK POST ONLINE (Mar. 21, 2014).) Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Thailand have agreed to establish a technical agency charged with improving cooperation among their national agencies in protecting witnesses and victims of transnational crime. The agreement was On November 1, 2013, Thailand's House of Representatives approved legislation that would grant amnesty for crimes committed during the period of political unrest in the country following the ouster of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra by It was reported on September 19, 2013, that the Thai government plans to introduce landmark legislation on civil partnerships that would extend most marriage protections, rights, and benefits to same-sex couples. If approved by the Thai In mid-June 2013, the Thai government admitted that its rice subsidy program had lost 136 billion baht (about US$4.4 billion) in payments to support a rice pledging scheme for the country's 2011-2012 growing season. (James Hookway, On April 7, 2013, the Thai Parliament voted to approve three bills in furtherance of the government's plan to amend the Constitution. The bills were submitted separately, because there are three very different subjects addressed by The Thai government recently announced that it plans to invest two trillion baht (about US$68.8 billion) in infrastructure development megaprojects, most of them involving transportation, over the next seven years. The government plans to borrow the On March 28, 2013, Akachai Hongkangwan, a 37 year-old Thai man, was given a sentence of imprisonment for three years and four months, in addition to a fine of 66,666 baht (about US$2,300). While the fine On February 27, 2013, the Thai Cabinet approved an urgent master plan intended to allow the government to implement more anti-trafficking strategies in 2013. This master plan was proposed by the Ministry of Social Development and Speaking to the members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Thailand's Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, announced that trade in ivory would be stopped in the country, although no time for an end On January 23, 2013, Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, a magazine editor and political activist, was sentenced to an 11-year term of imprisonment by a Thai court. He was convicted under section 112 of the country's Criminal Code, which On January 17, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed a bilateral agreement to fight transnational economic crimes, in particular fraud carried Bringing to a close a process that began in 1999, on November 30, 2012, representatives of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed Thailand's ruling Phuea Thai party has for the moment withdrawn plans to amend the nation's Constitution, in part due to a court decision. In late July 2012, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled on five complaints that had The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be Thailand's acting National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) published a notification on August 30, 2011, in the ROYAL THAI GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, that restricts "foreign domination" of the country's telecommunications businesses. According to a Baker andamp; McKenzie On August 19, 2011, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, said that Thailand must work more effectively against human trafficking. In addition, the country should do more to protect On May 8, 2011, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) concluded a summit meeting in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, which is currently chairing the Association. Among the issues discussed was the border dispute between Thailand's Cabinet on November 9, 2010, approved the issuance of a royal decree that exempts companies from the payment of corporate tax on income derived from the sale of Certified Emission Reduction Credits (CERs) and Verified On June 22, 2010, 55 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) issued a statement asking that the Thai government end the state of emergency that has been in place in the country since April 2010. In addition, the groups On March 31, 2010, public prosecutors in Thailand filed a lawsuit against webmaster Chiranuch Premchaipom on charges of failing to remove comments deemed offensive to the country's monarchy from the discussion board of Prachatai.com, the independent On April 5, 2010, a court in Thailand denied a request from that nation's government for an injunction against protesters in the capital city of Bangkok. The request concerned protesters in the business district and would On August 28, 2009, Thai political activist Darunee Charnchoengsilpakul was sentenced by a criminal court to 18 years of imprisonment on charges of insulting the royal family, in violation of Thailand's law on lese majeste, during The Thai press reported on August 21, 2009, that the country's National Health Commission Office had approved a draft directive addressing terminally ill patients' right to refuse treatment that only prolongs life. The document prescribes how Kasit Priomya, Thailand's Foreign Minister, visited the United States in late April 2009, and he discussed the status of ethnic Hmong refugees from Laos now living in a detention center in Thailand. Meeting with U.S. Secretary On February 20, 2009, Thailand's Liability for Damages Caused by Unsafe Goods Act B.E. 2551 will enter into force. The country's first product liability law, the Act is described as "groundbreaking legislation as it empowers the It was reported on October 30, 2008, that mutual fund companies in Thailand, with the exception of property funds, must now disclose their portfolio holdings on a monthly basis, rather than every six months. More specifically, Media sources have reported that Thailand's Supreme Court has found the former Prime Minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, guilty of abusing his office and sentenced him to two years in prison. The finding and sentence were passed in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 28 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540749_text