Summary of “The Legal Opinion on the Declaration of the State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic”

By virtue of the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in the State of Emergency B.E. 2548 (2005) (“The Emergency Decree”), the Prime Minister announced the government would declare a state of emergency in all areas in the Kingdom in response to COVID-19 pandemic. The state of emergency is in effect from 26 March to 30 […]



Contempt of Court Accusation, Paving the Way for a Chilling Effect on the Freedom of Expression?

Case Background: On Monday 9th September 2019, Ms Sarinee Achavanuntakul and Mr Yuttana Nuanjarut, a news editor at the Krungthep Turakit newspaper, will appear before the Supreme Court to give testimony on charges of contempt of court. The court summons, dated 21st August 2019, included a copy of a memorandum sent by Mr Supradit Jeensawake, […]



TLHR’s Legal Opinion on Prosecutions of “Referendum Suspects”

On 10 December 1932, King Prajadhipok (Rama VII) gave effect to the first constitution of the people of Siam after the Siamese Revolution of the same year, marking Thailand’s transition from absolute to constitutional monarchy. To commemorate the promulgation, 10 December is annually celebrated as Constitution Day. However, Thailand has seen more than one constitution […]