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  1. Thailand - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation Issued under Section 9 of the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations B.E. 2548 (2005) (No. 10). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-06-12 | THA-2020-R-110015

    The order lifts the restriction of people to stay in their dwelling as of 23.00 hrs of 14 June B.E. 2563 (2020). There is also a relaxation of the prohibition of the use of buildings and premises of schools or educational institutionS well as the conducting or carrying out of certain activities such as the organisation of gatherings, allowing alcohol in restaurants.

  2. Thailand - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation Issued under Section 9 of the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations B.E. 2548 (2005) (No. 9). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-05-29 | THA-2020-R-110045

    1. Prohibition to Leave Dwelling Places
    2. Relaxation of the Prohibition of Use of Buildings and Premises of Schools or Educational Institutions
    3. Relaxation of Prohibition or Limitation on Conducting or Carrying Out Certain Activities
    4. Implementation of Disease Prevention Measures and Setting up of Orderly Arrangements
    5. Relaxation of cross-provincial travels:

  3. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Labour Protection Act (No. 6), B.E. 2560 [2017] (พระราชบัญญัติ คุ้มครองแรงงาน (ฉบับที่ ๖) พ.ศ. ๒๕๖๐) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-08-31 | THA-2017-L-107395

  4. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Labour Protection Act (No. 5), B.E. 2560 [2017]. (พระราชบัญญัติ คุ้มครองแรงงาน (ฉบับที่ ๕) พ.ศ. ๒๕๖๐) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-01-23 | THA-2017-L-103608

    Amends sections 144 and 148 of the Act and inserts new sections 148/1 and 148/2 concerning penalties for employers in cases of violation of the Act.

  5. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand (Interim) Act 2557 Amendment (No. 4) BE 2560 [2017]. - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-01-15 | THA-2017-L-103607

  6. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act Combating the Financing of Terrorism and the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, 2559 [2016]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-29 | THA-2016-L-103606

  7. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Juvenile and Family Court and Juvenile and Family Case Procedure (No. 5) Act B.E. 2559 [2016]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-25 | THA-2016-L-103605

  8. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Code Amendment Act (No. 32) BE 2559 [2016]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-10 | THA-2016-L-103604

  9. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act to Counter Judicial Corruption and Misconduct, 2559 [2016]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-09-26 | THA-2016-L-103603

  10. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act on Establishment of the Criminal Court for Corruption Cases B.E. 2559 (2016) . - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-08-10 | THA-2016-L-103547

  11. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (No. 2) Amendment Act BE 2559 [2016]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-04-18 | THA-2016-L-103543

  12. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act on the Referendum for the Draft Constitution BE 2559 [2016]. - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-04-18 | THA-2016-L-103544

  13. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Penal Code Amendment Act (No. 25) B.E. 2559 [2016]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-04-04 | THA-2016-L-103541

  14. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Code Amendment Act (No. 31) BE 2559 [2016]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-03-11 | THA-2016-L-103537

  15. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand (Interim) Act 2557 Amendment (No. 2) BE 2559 [2016]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-03-11 | THA-2016-L-103540

  16. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act Promoting and Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage, B.E. 2559 [2016]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-02-11 | THA-2016-L-103533

    Competent authority is the Ministry of Culture. The Act sets out to promote and safeguard the intangible cultural heritage of Thailand which includes folk literature and language; performing arts; social practices, rituals and festive traditions, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe; traditional craftsmanship; playing traditional folk sports and martial arts; any other practice or form as prescribed in the regulations.

  17. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Juvenile and Family Court and Juvenile and Family Case Procedure (No. 4) Act B.E. 2559 [2016]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-01-25 | THA-2016-L-103532

  18. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act on Detention Practices under the Penal Code 2559 (2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-01-15 | THA-2016-L-103526

  19. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Penal Code Amendment Act (No. 24) B.E. 2558 (2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-08-25 | THA-2015-L-100488

    Modifies provisions concerning, inter alia, child pornography.

  20. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Juvenile and Family Court and Juvenile and Family Case Procedure (No. 2) Act B.E. 2558 [2015]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-08-21 | THA-2015-L-100486

  21. Thailand - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand (Interim) Act 2557 Amendment (No. 1) BE 2558 [2015]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-07-15 | THA-2015-C-100484

  22. Thailand - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand (Interim), B.E. 2557 (2014). - Constitution on-line Constitution on-line

    Adoption: 2014-07-22 | THA-2014-C-100483

    Interim Constitution which is to remain in force until a new Constitution has been drafted and adopted following the annulment of the Constitution of Thailand of 2007 by the National Council for Peace and Order.

  23. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act on Safety, 2014 [BE 2557]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014 | THA-2014-L-100440

    Provides for the security of the royal family and the government.

  24. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act for the Prevention and Suppression against Participation in Transnational Organized Criminal Groups, B.E. 2556 [2013].

    Adoption: 2013-06-18 | THA-2013-L-96438

    This Act fills in a legal gap in the existing Thai legislation which does not efficienty provide for the prosecution of persons committing the offence of participating in transnational organized criminal groups. The Act implements the UN Convention on Anti-Transnational Crime (UNTOC) which Thailand ratified in 2013.

  25. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act for the Prevention and Suppression against Financial Support of Terrorism, B.E. 2556 [2013]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-02-01 | THA-2013-L-96441

    Provides for the offence of financing terrorism and sets out the penalties for such an offence including the power to freeze assets of the listed person on the sanction list as well as the power and duties with respect to the Act of the Anti Money Laundering Commission and the Anti Money Laundering Office.

  26. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Anti Money Laundering Act (No. 4) B.I. 2556 [2013].

    Adoption: 2013-02-01 | THA-2013-L-96442

    Defines specific predicate offences in order to protect the rights and freedoms of the people. Also amends the powers and duties of the Anti Money Laundering Commission and Anti Money Laundering Office.

  27. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Royal Amnesty Decree, B.E. 2555.

    Adoption: 2012-08-11 | THA-2012-L-93539

    The Royal Decree was adopted to provide Royal Pardons to convicts serving imprisonment terms so that they may have a chance to reform themselves and become good citizens.

    Section 1. provides the official title of the Decree
    Section 2. provides that it will come into force from the day following the date of its publication in the Government Gazette
    Section 3. Definitions
    Section 4. Eligibility criteria for pardon.
    Section 5. Lists the convicts that shall be granted a Royal Amnesty and released.
    (1) Detainees,
    (2) Persons performing social service work and public interest work in lieu of a fine,
    (3) Persons being released from correctional custody.
    Section 6. Lists the imprisoned convicts that shall be pardoned under the Royal Amnesty and released subjects to sections 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12
    (1) the following prisoners subject to the conditions set out in the Decree:
    (a) prisoners with less than one year remaining of their prisons sentence,
    (b) prisoners who are disabled or have an illness as outlined in the Decree,
    (c) women prisoners who have been imprisoned for the first time who has served at least half of her sentence,
    (d) prisoners over the age of 60 years old if they have less than three years to serve and all prisoners 70 years and older,
    (e) prisoners under the age of 20 years who has served at least half of their sentence,
    (f) prisoners who have a good record
    Section 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13. establishes the grounds for reduction of sentences.
    Section 14. provides that prisoners sentenced to death will have their sentence reduced to life imprisonment.
    Section 15 and 16. deals with the procedures to implement the Decree.
    Section 17 provides that the Prime Minister, Supreme Court President, Defence Minister, Interior Minister and Justice Minister shall have charge and control over the implementation of the Decree.

  28. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Royal Decree on the Extension on the Period of Time on the Applications of Section 7 of the Act amending Criminal Procedure Code, (No. 21), B.E. 2542, B.E. 2555.

    Adoption: 2012-07-06 | THA-2012-L-93538

    The period of time on the application of Section 7 of the Act Amending the Criminal Procedure Code (No. 21), B.E. 2542, shall be extended until 31 December 2017. The Act was adopted in order to provide more time to medical doctors to assign hospital officers or officers under Provincial Health Offices receiving training on Forensic Medicine, to participate in the initial post mortem inquest on their behalf due to the lack of medical doctors, in particular forensic medical doctors.

  29. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act Amending the Law for the Organization of Courts of Justice (No. 4), B.E. 2555.

    Adoption: 2012-04-19 | THA-2012-L-93535

    Repeals and replaces section 13 of the Law for the Organization of Courts of Justice. It now reads:
    "There shall be one Chief Judge of Region for each Region in number nine Regions with the locations and jurisdictions as prescribed by Courts of Justice Administrative Committee by publishing in the Government Gazette and three Deputy Chief Judge of Region for each Region. In the case where it is necessary for the official interests, the Courts of Justice Administrative Committee with the approval of the Supreme Court President, may designate more than three Deputy Chief Judges of Region, but not exceeding six persons.
    Upon a vacancy of the Chief Judge of Region or the person holding such a position cannot perform his official duty, the most senior Deputy Chief Judge of Region shall assume the duty on his behalf. If the most senior Deputy Chief Judge of Region cannot perform his duty, the senior Deputy chief Judge of Region in respective sequence order down the line shall assume the post to perform such duty.
    In the case where there is nobody to perform the duty in the place of the persons under paragraph 2 above, the Supreme Court President may issue an order to entrust a Judge to perform the duty in their place.
    A senior Judge or a Judge attached to the Court shall not be eligible to perform the duty in place of the post under paragraph one above."
    It also amends articles 14(2), 28(3) and 29(3).

  30. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Labour Protection Act (No. 2), B.E. 2551 (2008). (พระราชบัญญัติ คุ้มครองแรงงาน (ฉบับที่ ๒) พ.ศ. ๒๕๕๑) - Act on-line Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-02-15 | Date of entry into force: 2008-05-28 | THA-2008-L-81030

    Amends the Labour Protection Act, B.E. 2541 with respect to performance guarantees, working time (not to exceed 9 hours a day), establishing a Labour Protection Committee to issue order directing an employer to pay special compensation in the case of the relocation of an enterprise.

  31. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Labour Protection Act, (No. 3), B.E. 2551 (2008). (พระราชบัญญัติ คุ้มครองแรงงาน (ฉบับที่ ๓) พ.ศ. ๒๕๕๑) - Act on-line Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-02-15 | THA-2008-L-81031

    Increases the powers of the Wage Committee and establishes the Wage Committee Office in the Ministry of Labour. The Wage Committee's powers and duties include, inter alia, (1) advising the Council of Ministers in connection with wage and revenue policy, (2) providing guidance to employers for wage adjustments, (3) establishing minimum wage rates and (4) establishing workmanship standard wage rates. The Wage Committee shall have the power to appoint a sub-committee and advisers. The Wage Committee Office shall prepare wage and revenue plans for the Wage Committee, provide research, information and data to the Wage Committee and, if any, the sub-committee and perform such other duties as required by the Wage Committee or sub-committee

  32. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Code Amendment Act (No.26). B.E.2550.

    Adoption: 2007-12-12 | THA-2007-L-78745

    Amends provisions concerning interrogation, investigation and identificaiton of alleged persons by injured persons or witnesses who are under 18 years of age.

  33. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Act on the Amendment of Civil Procedure Code (Issue no. 23) B.E. 2550.

    Adoption: 2007-11-24 | THA-2007-L-78744

    Amends provisions in Division 1, Title 5 of the Civil Procedure Code.

  34. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Internal Security Act, 2007.

    Adoption: 2007-10-16 | Date of entry into force: 2007-11-07 | THA-2007-L-78266

    Imposes restrictions on the rights and liberties of the people as allowable under Section 29 along with Sections 32, 33, 34, 36, 38, 41, and 63 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand by virtue of the provisions of the law.

  35. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Trade Association Act (No. 2) B.E. 2550 (2007).

    Adoption: 2007-08-28 | THA-2007-L-79366

    Amends the Trade Association Act B.E. 2509 by repealing and replacing sections 7, 10, 22(1), 30(2), 35 and 36. Also revokes sections 14 and 43. Adds a new section 54/1 concerning penalties where only a fine is imposed.

  36. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Chamber of Commerce Act (No. 2) B.E. 2550 (2007).

    Adoption: 2007-08-28 | THA-2007-L-79372

    Amends the 1966 Act with respect to definition of chamber of commerce, state enterprises and cooperatives as well as repealing and replacing sections 7, 10, 14, 20-23, 24(4), 25, 28(1) and (2), 29(1), (3) and (9), 37(2), 42, and 43(4). A new paragraph (2) is added to section 26 with respect to the director of a chamber of commerce who leaves before the expiration of his/her term. A new provision is to be added as section 60/1 of the Act with respect to fines.

  37. Thailand - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of Thailand 2007 (B.E. 2550). - Constitution on-line

    Adoption: 2007-08-24 | THA-2007-C-82839

    Chapter I - General Provisions
    Chapter II - The King
    Chapter III - Rights and Liberties of Thai People
    Chapter IV - Duties of the Thai People
    Chapter V - Directive Principles of Fundamental State Policies
    Chapter VI - The National Assembly
    Chapter VII - Direct Political Participation the People
    Chapter VIII - Monetary, Finance and Budget
    Chapter IX - The Council of Ministers
    Chapter X - The Courts
    Chapter XI - Constitutional Organization
    Chapter XII - Inspection of the Exercise of State Power
    Chapter XIII - Ethics of Persons Holding Political Positions and State Officials
    Chapter XIV - Local Administration
    Chapter XV - Amendment of the Constitution

  38. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Penal Code Amendment Act (No. 18) B.E. 2550 (2007).

    Adoption: 2007-07-31 | THA-2007-L-79377

    Adds paragraph 15 to section 1 of the Penal Code concerning the definition of passport. Adds new Chapter 5 concerning offences relating to passports in order to clamp down on international terrorism and crime.

  39. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Domestic Violence Victim Protection Act, B.E. 2550 (2007). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007-07-25 | THA-2007-L-82853

    Provides special protection for victims of violence as well as penalties for the perpetrators of domestic violence.

  40. Thailand - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand (Interim), B.E. 2549 (2006). - Constitution on-line

    Adoption: 2006-10-01 | THA-2006-C-82841

    Replaced the 1997 Constitution.

  41. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations B.E. 2548 (2005). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2005-07-16 | THA-2005-L-110044

  42. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Act on the Amendment of Civil Procedure Code (Issue no. 22) B.E. 2548.

    Adoption: 2005-07-11 | THA-2005-L-72930

    Replaces section 1(14) of the Civil Procedure Code concerning definition of the "executing officer". Adds a new para. 4 and 5 to section 278 concerning the performance of duties and fees of executing officers. Replaces section 285(1) and (2), section 286(1) and (2), section 290 and adds a new section 309 Ter to the Code. Table 5 of the Code is also replaced.

  43. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Act on Community Enterprise Promotion (B.E. 2548).

    Adoption: 2005-01-18 | THA-2005-L-72427

  44. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act on Promulgation of Criminal Procedure Code (Issue No. 2) B.E. 2548.

    Adoption: 2005-01-08 | THA-2005-L-72428

    Amends the Criminal Procedure Code B.E. 2477 concerning the President of the Supreme Court.

  45. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Code Amendment Act (No.22). B.E.2547.

    Adoption: 2004-12-05 | Date of entry into force: 2004-12-24 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2005-06-23 | THA-2004-L-71463

    Amends sections in the Criminal Procedure Code concerning the right and freedom of persons including measures with respect to warrants, arrest and detention.

  46. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act on National Village and Urban Community Fund (B.E. 2547).

    Adoption: 2004 | THA-2004-L-72424

    Provides for the establishment in each village of a village and urban community fund to be used towards career development, job creation and income creation.

  47. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act on Medium and Small Enterprise Development Bank of Thailand, 2002

    Adoption: 2002-11-01 | THA-2002-L-67152

    Provides for establishment of Medium and Small Enterprise Development Bank of Thailand. Objectives of Bank are to develop, promote and support establishment, operation, expansion and improvement of medium and small enterprises by granting loans, providing security guarantees, making joint investments, and providing advice and other services. Regulates powers, composition and procedures of Bank. Repeals Small Industrial Finance Corporation Act 1991.

  48. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act on Arbitration (B.E. 2545).

    Adoption: 2002-04-23 | THA-2002-L-62954

    Regulates various issues related to arbitration. Divided into 8 chapters. Chapter 1 makes provision for arbitration agreement; Chapter 2 for establishment of Council of Arbitrators. Chapter 3 defines authority of Council of Arbitrators. Council has authority to judge its own scope of authority, including completeness of arbitration agreement, validity of setting up of council of arbitrators and possible point of dispute regarding authority scope. Chapter 4 contains procedural provisions. Chapter 5 provides for rulings and end of proceedings. Chapter 6 deals with appeals; Chapter 7 with acceptance and enforcement after decision. Chapter 8 provides for fee, expenditure and service charge. Repeals Arbitration Act B.E. 2530.

  49. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Act (B.E. 2543).

    Adoption: 2000-02-17 | THA-2000-L-57950

    Comprehensive legislation on small and medium-size enterprises. Makes provision for establishment of a Board of Promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises, Office of Promotion of Small and Medium Size Enterprises, Fund of Promotion of Small and Medium Size Enterprises, Plan of Operation of Small and Medium Enterprises, promotion and support of the State, and some related matters.

  50. Thailand - General provisions - Law, Act

    National Human Rights Commission Act, B.E. 2542 (1999). - National Commission on Human Rights Act

    Adoption: 1999-11-14 | THA-1999-L-56219

    Provides for the establishment of a National Commission on Human Rights and determines the rights and duties of this Commission.

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