5 May 2020
Nurak Marpraneet, former President of the Constitutional Court, has been appointed a member of the Privy Council.
24 Feb 2020
The Embassy of Canada to Thailand issued a statement on Saturday (22 February) expressing concerns following the dissolution of the Future Forward Party. Rights groups, EU, US speak out against FFP dissolution The statement said that:
24 Feb 2020
Regional lawmakers expressed extreme disappointment at today’s decision by Thailand’s Constitutional Court to dissolve the Future Forward Party (FWP), calling on authorities in the country to end their harassment of pro-democracy and opposition groups.
22 Feb 2020
Cartoon by Stephff: Dissolution of the Future Forward Party
22 Feb 2020
Following the dissolution of the Future Forward Party (FFP) on Friday (21 February), several human rights organizations, along with the European Union External Action Service (EEAS) and the Embassy of the United States in Thailand, have spoken out against the Constitutional Court’s decision to dissolve the popular opposition party, a decision which has been seen as damaging to the country’s return to democracy and as disenfranchising a large number of voters.
21 Feb 2020
The Constitutional Court of Thailand ruled to dissolve the Future Forward Party on the grounds that the party has broken Article 72 of the 2017 Organic Law on Political Parties by taking a loan from its leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. The Court also banned its leaders for ten years.
20 Feb 2020
On Wednesday (19 February), the Constitutional Court of Thailand ruled that Section 301 of the Thai Criminal Code which criminalizes abortion, violates the current Constitution and must be amended.
20 Feb 2020
The Association of Thai Democrats Without Borders, a network of overseas Thai people led by political refugee Jaran Ditapichai, issued a statement on Tuesday (18 February) against the possible dissolution of the Future Forward Party as the Constitutional Court prepares to rule on the case of the loan the party took from its leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit on Friday (21 February).
18 Feb 2020
This Friday (21 February), the Constitutional Court of Thailand will rule on whether the Future Forward Party violated Article 72 of the 2017 Organic Law on Political Parties by taking a loan from its leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. The ruling is scheduled to take place only a few days ahead of the no-confidence debate, which is scheduled to open on 24 February.
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.