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Thailand’s Notable Criminal Extradition Cases

International Extradition agreements between Thailand and various countries are providing a clearer pathway for the arm of the law to reach far beyond national borders, and snag small time and big time criminals alike.

Transsexuals and Thai Law

Walk down almost any busy street in Thailand, especially in a tourist hotspot such as Bangkok, Pattaya or Phuket, and chances are good that you will see at least one Thai transsexual.

Thailand Tourist Information: A Guide to Laws in Thailand

A general overview of laws in Thailand that tourists commonly run afoul of, including Thai drug laws, driving laws, alcohol laws, medical laws, customs, emergencies and scams.

Legal Rights of Transgenders in Thailand

Life is often stranger than fiction, or at least as interesting and amusing. True love: Statistics show that we have less than a fifty-fifty chance of finding that happily ever after scenario we so often heard about as children.

Foreign Mafia in Thailand

The Mafia. The term conjures up images of protection rackets, gangland wars, bootlegging and gambling operations; perhaps even an aging Marlon Brando with cotton wool pads stuffed into his cheeks.

Marriage and Divorce in Thailand: When Love Turns Deadly

lan Beeston was like many other expats in Thailand. He came to Asia, fell in love, bought a dream home and imagined spending the rest of his days there with his new wife. Tragically for Mr. Beeston, he didn’t enjoy his new life for long. His wife plotted to have him stabbed to death so she could enjoy his money with her secret boyfriend.

Renewable Energy in Thailand: Green Policies

Today, Thailand is a regional leader in the global search for new, cleaner, and more sustainable energy sources. It follows a global refocusing on renewable energy.


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Thailand Supreme Court Opinion Summaries

Thailand is a civil law jurisdiction that also has elements of the common law system. Accordingly, the principle law sources are acts, statutes and regulations. However, published Supreme Court decisions are an important part of the legal development of Thailand and are frequently used as secondary authority.

Thailand Supreme Court Opinions are published in numbered issues according to the year in which the opinion was issued.  Our English language translations of selected opinion summaries, provided by Chaninat & Leeds, are arranged in numbered issues corresponding to the Thai language publications.

Supreme Court Opinion Summaries 2009
Supreme Court Opinion Summaries 2008
Supreme Court Opinion Summaries 2007
Supreme Court Opinion Summaries 2006
Supreme Court Opinion Summaries 2005

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