21 Jan 2020
The Constitutional Court of Thailand ruled today (21 January) to acquit the Future Forward Party (FFP) and its leaders of anti-monarchy and sedition allegations, citing insufficient evidence.
20 Jan 2020
Amnesty International calls on the Thai authorities to stop instrumentalizing the legal process to intimidate and harass the leaders and members of the Future Forward party, as the country’s Constitutional Court prepares to deliver a judgment on 21 January 2020 on a judicial case that could see the party banned and its leaders prosecuted. The spate of prosecutions targeting the party appear to be in clear retaliation for activities of the party that fall within the exercise of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
8 Jan 2020
On 31 December 2019, the Constitutional Court of Thailand decided not to accept a petition made by two LGBT couples and the Foundation for SOGI Rights and Justice (For-SOGI) on 22 November 2019, requesting the Court to rule whether the current Thai marriage law violates the 2017 Constitution.
6 Jan 2020
Cartoon by Stephff on the recent complaint to the Constitutional Court linking the Future Forward Party to the Illuminati conspiracy
27 Dec 2019
On 25 December the Constitutional Court of Thailand accepted the Election Commission of Thailand (ECT)’s request to rule on whether the Future Forward Party (FFP) violated Article 72 of the 2017 Organic Law on Political Parties by taking a loan from its leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and whether the party will be dissolved.
27 Nov 2019
On Friday (22 November), two LGBT couples, along with the Foundation for SOGI Rights and Justice (For-SOGI), went to the Constitutional Court to file a petition asking the court to rule whether the current Thai marriage law violates the 2017 Constitution. The two couples with representatives from LGBT rights organizations in front of the Constitutional Court
13 Oct 2019
A team of lawyers from NSP Legal Office, together with the Foundation for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Rights and Justice (For-SOGI), is preparing to file a request with the Constitutional Court of Thailand to rule whether Article 1448 of the Civil and Commercial Code, the law which governs marriage, is in contradiction to Section 27 of the 2017 Constitution.
13 Sep 2019
The government will soon face a showdown in parliament over its oath error. Here is a recap of all that has happened. It has been almost three months since Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha and his Cabinet attended the constitutional oath-taking ceremony before King Vajiralongkorn on 16 July 2019. 9 days later, Piyabutr Saengkanokkul spotted a mistake in the oath and consulted with the Speaker of Parliament about what to do, as the words that were spoken deviated from the oath as stated in Section 161 of the 2017 Constitution.
29 Aug 2019
Associate Professor Kovit Wongsurawat, a lecturer in political science at Kasetsart University, has received a letter from the Office of the Constitutional Court summoning him to meet the Secretary-General of the Office over an “inappropriate” tweet.
25 Jul 2019
It's the Illuminati!!A political cartoon by Kittiya On-in Lawyer Nuttaporn Toprayoon filed a complaint with the Constitutional Court on 18 June 2019, accusing the Future Forward Party of attempting to overthrow the "democratic regime with the king as the head of state" according to Section 49 in the 2017 Constitution, which the Court then accepted on 22 July.
25 May 2019
On 23 May, the Constitutional Court ruled to suspend Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit’s MP status after accepting the Election Commission’s request to consider disqualifying him for holding shares in a media company.
19 Dec 2017
Amid calls for more political freedom ahead of next year’s election, a group of human rights defenders has urged the authorities to terminate the ban on public assembly. On 19 December, representatives from various civil society organisations submitted a petition to the Constitutional Court, calling for the termination of the Head of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Order 3/2015. According to Article 6 of the order, military officers have the power to summon any individual and detain them for up to seven days withou