Constitutional court

3 Aug 2023
The Prime Ministerial vote, previously scheduled for this Friday (4 August), has been postponed as the Constitutional Court has yet to rule on the petition asking whether prohibiting repeated nominations of candidates for Prime Minister is unconstitutional.
28 Jul 2023
The Thammasat University Student Union (TUSU) organized a protest on Wednesday (26 July) at Thammasat University’s Rangsit campus against attempts by the Senate and the Constitutional Court to block Move Forward Party leader Pita Limjaroenrat from becoming Prime Minister despite his party winning the election.
18 Jul 2023
As the Constitutional Court prepares to deliberate petitions filed against the Move Forward Party (MFP) for campaigning to amend the royal defamation law and against its leader Pita Limjaroenrat for holding media shares, activist groups have called on the Court to drop the petitions.
13 Jul 2023
The Election Commission has submitted a petition under Section 82 of the Constitution, asking the Constitutional Court to decide the iTV share case of Move Forward Party leader Pita Limcharoenrat.
22 May 2023
6 activists in Chiang Mai have been charged with contempt of court after a complaint was filed against them by the Constitutional Court Office for protesting the court’s September 2022 ruling that Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha was allowed to stay Prime Minister despite the 8-year term limit imposed by the 2017 Constitution.
19 May 2023
The Constitutional Court has ruled that an Emergency Decree postponing implementation of several sections in the new Prevention of Torture and Enforced Disappearance Act is not in line with the Constitution, declaring it invalid. This means that the act goes into effect in its entirety.
4 Oct 2022
Following the Constitutional Court ruling last Friday (30 September) to allow Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha to stay on as Prime Minister, protests took place during the weekend. Protesters flashing the three-finger salute during Saturday's protest
8 Sep 2022
Documents have been leaked in the Constitutional Court case to determine whether Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has reached his maximum tenure as Prime Minister.  The Court announced plans to investigate.
28 Aug 2022
Taking up the position as acting Prime Minister, Gen Prawit Wongsuwan is under the spotlight as he assumes responsibility for political developments. While he has long been adept at playing behind-the-scenes kingmaker, the question of how he will perform as the country’s temporary leader remains.
25 Aug 2022
The Constitutional Court has accepted a petition asking it to rule whether Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha’s time in office is up due to the 8-year maximum term limit for a Prime Minister imposed by the 2017 Constitution, and suspended him from office until a ruling is made.
22 Aug 2022
A man who was arrested in November 2021 and accused of hacking the Constitutional Court websitre and renaming it “Kangaroo Court” has been sentenced to 3 years in prison for violation of the Computer Crimes Act.
18 Jul 2022
The recent rulings by the US Supreme Court have shown that letting nine judges decide the most important issues of the country can have a devastating impact. But how bad can it get? Thailand provides an ominous example: its right-wing judicial activism has paved the way for military coups and decades of political crisis. 


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