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  1. Thailand - Criminal and penal law - 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

  2. Thailand - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

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

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

  3. Thailand - Criminal and penal law - 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

  4. Thailand - Criminal and penal law - 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

  5. Thailand - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

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

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

  6. Thailand - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

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

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

  7. Thailand - Criminal and penal law - 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

  8. Thailand - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

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

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

  9. Thailand - Criminal and penal law - 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.

  10. Thailand - Criminal and penal law - 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.

  11. Thailand - Criminal and penal law - 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.

  12. Thailand - Criminal and penal law - 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.

  13. Thailand - Criminal and penal law - 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.

  14. Thailand - Criminal and penal law - 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.

  15. Thailand - Criminal and penal law - 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).

  16. Thailand - Criminal and penal law - 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.

  17. Thailand - Criminal and penal law - 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.

  18. Thailand - Criminal and penal law - 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.

  19. Thailand - Criminal and penal law - 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.

  20. Thailand - Criminal and penal law - 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.

  21. Thailand - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Penal Code Amendment Act (No. 14) B.E. 2540 (1997). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1999-09-04 | Date of entry into force: 1999-09-15 | THA-1997-L-70623

    Provides that those who commit an offence under the Act outside of the Kingdom of Thailand may be punished for that offence in Thailand. It extends the grounds for this to sexual offences as provided in sections 282-283 of the Act. Sections 282-283 sets out the offences and penalties for those who, for sexual gratification of another person, procures, lures or traffics a man or woman for an indecent sexual act. The penalty is increased if the person being exploited is between 15 and 18 years old (maximum 15 years in prison plus a fine) or under 15 years old (maximum twenty years in prison and a fine). If deceitful means, threats, physical assault, immoral influence or mental coercion is used, the penalty is again increased. It also creates the offence for those who bring or conceal, a person for indecent sexual acts and for those who receive, sell, procure, lure or traffic a person for gaining illegal benefit.

  22. Thailand - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Code Amendment Act (No. 20), B.E.2542 (1999). - Code on-line

    Adoption: 1999-09-04 | THA-1999-L-82845

    Adds a new Section 133 bis and 172 the concerning protection of children giving evidence in a court case with regard to the participation of psychologists or social workers in criminal investigations involving minors. Also adds a new section 273 bis concerning examination of witnesses who are not in the country.

  23. Thailand - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Prevention and Suppression of Prostitution Act, B.E. 2539 [1996]. - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 1996-10-14 | Date of entry into force: 1996-12-14 | THA-1996-L-46403

    Prohibits prostitution, both male and female, in public places and brothels, and sets penalty for offering sexual services at a fine of 1000 Baht. Also prohibits advertisement for and procurement of prostitutes as well as ownership or management of brothels. Penalizes persons who conduct sexual relations with a prostitute under 18 years of age with imprisonment of up to 2 years; if the prostitute is a child less than 15, the term of imprisonment shall be up to 6 years. Procurement of prostitutes under the age of 18, including by owners of brothels, parents and legal guardians, shall be punishable with up to 20 years of imprisonment. If parents or legal guardians are party to procurement of a child prostitute, a court may also withrdraw legal custody of the child. Persons who force another person into prostitution through violence or intimidation shall be punishable with up to 20 years of imprisonment; if such actions result in injury or death, punishment shall be life imprisonment or execution. The Act also establishes a Committee for Protection and Development of Occupation (P.D.O.) which shall prescribe and implement policies for the eradication of prostitution. Also provides for the establishment of rehabilitation institutions known as the Place for First Receiving, and the Place for Protection and Development of Occupation. The Place for First Receiving shall receive persons convicted for prostitution and assess their mental and physical health, as well as their aptitudes. Convicted prostitutes may then be sentenced to the Place for Protection and Development, which shall provide occupational training and rehabilitation. Repeals the Prostitution Suppression Act, B.E. 2503.

  24. Thailand - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Act on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters, B.E. 2535 [1992]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1992 | THA-1992-L-103542

    Provides for procedures to ensure mutual assistance in cases of criminal matters between Governments.

  25. Thailand - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Proceedings of Probation under the Criminal Code Act, B.E. 2522 (1979). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1979-03-05 | THA-1979-L-82846

    Provides regulations for the probation of prisoners.

  26. Thailand - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Penal Code, B.E. 2499 (1956). - Code on-line [as amended until Code (No. 17), B.E. 2547 (2003)] Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1956-11-13 | THA-1956-L-82844

    BOOK I - GENERAL OFFENCES
    Title I - Provisions applicable to general offences
    Title II - Provisions applicable to petty offences

    BOOK II - SPECIFIC OFFENCES
    Title I - Offences relating to the security of the Kingdom
    Title II - Offences relating to terrorism
    Title III - Offences relating to public administration
    Title IV - Offences relating to the judiciary
    Title V - Offences relating to religion
    Title VI - Offences relating to public peace
    Title VII - Offences relating to causing public danger
    Title VIII - Offences relating to counterfeit and alteration
    Title IX - Offences relating to sexuality
    Title X - Offences against life and body
    Title XI - Offences against liberty and reputation
    Title XII - Offences against property
    Title XIII - Petty offences

  27. Thailand - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Code, B.E. 2477.

    Adoption: 1934 | THA-1934-L-93536

    DIVISION I -
    Title I - General Provisions
    Title II - Powers of Inquiry Official and Competency of Courts
    Title III - Prosecution of Criminal Cases and Filing of Civil Cases in Connection with and Offence
    Title IV - Summonses and Criminal Warrants
    Title V - Arrest, Detention, Imprisonment, Search and Provisional Release

    DIVISION II - INQUIRY
    Title I - General Provisions
    Title II - Proceedings of Inquiry
    Title III - Post Mortem Inquest

    DIVISION III - PROCEDURE IN THE COURTS OF FIRST INSTANCE
    Title I - Entry of Charge and Preliminary Examination
    Title II - Trial
    Title III - Judgements and Orders

    DIVISION IV - APPEAL AND DIKA APPEAL
    Title I - Appeal
    Title II - Dika Appeal

    DIVISION V - EVIDENCE

    DIVISION VI - ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGEMENTS AND COSTS

    DIVISION VII - PARDON, COMMUTATION, AND REDUCTION OF PUNISHMENT


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