Amendment of Civil Laws to Mediate Before Litigation

September 25, 2020

A new amendment to the Thailand Civil Procedure Law was adorned on September 5th, 2020 that provides additional information on mediation between parties to a legal dispute. According to the amendment, the competent court may lodge a petition asking the court to appoint a mediator if there is a compromise between the parties and the […]

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Support Grows for Decriminalizing Prostitution in Thailand

September 24, 2020

The Empower Foundation aims to collect 10,000 signatures to show parliament in a bid to decriminalize the current prostitution law in Thailand. As of 23rd September 2020, the petition has reached over 1,000 signatures. Surang Janyam, director of the Service Workers in Group (SWING) said that the current criminalization of prostitution in Thailand violates sex […]

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United States Warns Future China and Hong Kong Travelers

September 23, 2020

The U.S. government has warned those traveling to China and Hong Kong that they may be subject to arbitrary enforcement of local laws. Those detained overseas may be unable to reach U.S. consular services and be under the discretion of the local government. The warnings may have been sent due to a group of Australian […]

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Indonesian Covid-19 Deniers Forced to Dig Victims Graves

September 23, 2020

In Jakarta, Indonesia, people have been forced to dig the graves of those who have died from COVID-19 after refusing to wear face masks. The action was taken to send a message to the rest of the country about ignoring COVID-19 safety protocol. The decision was made by Cerme district head Suyono after noticing a […]

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