Administrative Court

27 Mar 2020
Arthit Suriyawongkul, a Thai PhD student at Trinity College Dublin, has filed a complaint with the Thai Administrative Court on Wednesday (25 March) calling for the repeal of the new travel restrictions announced by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT), which require Thai nationals returning from overseas to present a fit to fly certificate and a certifying letter from their local Thai Embassy before being allowed to board a flight home.
11 Apr 2019
The Administrative Court has ruled that Chulalongkorn University must reduce the penalty imposed on Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal and his 7 colleagues and revoked the order removing him as President of the Student Council. This came too late to change anything as his one-year term ended last year.
15 Feb 2018
The Administrative Court has nullified an order that fined Thai PBS for broadcasting political talks about the Thai monarchy.    On 15 February 2018, the Administrative Court ruled to invalidate a fine of 50,000 baht imposed by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) on Thai PBS for broadcasting political discussions about the Thai monarchy.    The court ruled that bias on the part of Lt Gen Peerapong Manakit, one of the NBTC members who proposed the punishment, led to an unfair trial.
14 Feb 2018
Despite an earlier court ruling, the Thai Army has filed a defamation lawsuit against a torture victim in the Deep South, who exposed his experience on TV in support of an anti-torture bill.    On 14 February 2018, the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) Region 4 filed defamation charges against Isma-ae Tae, a founder of the Patani Human Rights Organisation.
9 Feb 2018
The former president of the Student Council of Chulalongkorn University has petitioned the Administrative Court to invalidate the university’s order that punished him for protesting during a university initiation ceremony.    On 9 February 2018, Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal and his lawyer submitted a petition to the Central Administrative Court.
29 Jan 2018
A group of academics has thrown their support behind the organisers of the civil rights march who are accused of violating a junta order.
22 Jan 2018
The anti-junta march has called for legal protection after the authorities searched their supply trucked, detained four protesters and intimidated a temple that sheltered them.   On 22 January 2018, the third day of the rally “We Walk, A Walk for Friendship” from Bangkok to Khon Kaen, the march organiser, petitioned the Administrative Court to grant them legal protection after facing repeated intimidation from the authorities.   Organised by a group of civil rights activists called the
18 Nov 2016
An association against global warming has filed a lawsuit against five Thai government entities over plans to build more coal-fired power plants.
19 Sep 2016
Thaipublica, a news agency known for its investigations into corruption, has sued the Thai army over alleged irregularities in the construction of Rajabhakti Park. On 12 September 2016, the Administrative Court accepted a lawsuit filed by Thaipublica against the Royal Thai Army (RTA), Thaipublica reported.
22 Jul 2016
A red-shirt TV station faces a month-long blackout imposed for allegedly disseminating content threatening national security. A red-shirt leader says this is the junta’s attempt to silence criticism of the draft charter.   On Thursday, 21 July 2016, the Communication Authority of Thailand (CAT) temporarily revoked the broadcasting license of Peace TV, a TV station run by leaders of the red shirts, claiming that the station disseminated content threatening national security.
7 Jul 2016
The Administrative Court has provided the red-shirt TV station with a legal immunity allowing the station to continue broadcasting after the station’s licence was recently revoked for breaching the junta’s announcements.    On Wednesday, 6 July 2016, the Supreme Administrative Court granted Peace TV, the TV station run by red-shirt co-leaders, legal protection after the Communication Authority of Thailand (CAT) made the decision, two days prior, to revoke the broadcasting licence of the station for 30 days for breaching the junta’s announcements on media cens
18 Apr 2016
Environmental protection groups have filed a petition against the junta order to ease regulations on the construction of power plants, saying the order violates human rights. A network of eight provincial environmental protection groups and the EnLawThai Foundation (EnLaw) on Monday, 18 April 2016, filed a joint petition to the Administrative Court of Bangkok against National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Order No. 4/2016.

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