Law and judiciary

Legal and judicial reform

Progress made on medical cannabis, but challenges are ahead, Cannabis Walk Thailand was told

Although Thailand is still lagging behind other countries in developing cannabis-based medication, Thai medical researchers hope frozen knowledge could be renewed and extended to serve patients’ needs, especially in the field of traditional medicine. The latest progress on medical cannabis was shared with participants in a ...

Piyaporn Wongruang

Cybersecurity firms up as priority with new digital laws

The coming year is expected to be the year of cybersecurity for Thailand with the likely introduction of key digital laws, especially the Cybersecurity Act, to take effect in 2019. Paiboon Amonpinyokeat, of the National Cyber Security preparation committee and a cyber law expert, said that ...

Việt Nam leader calls for stronger ties at Mekong-Japan, ASEAN-UN summits

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc led a Vietnamese delegation to the 9th Mekong-Japan Summit and the 9th ASEAN-UN Summit that took place in Manila, the Philippines, on Monday. The 9th Mekong-Japan Summit drew leaders of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Việt Nam and Japan. Keep reading  ...

VNS Reporter

Courts review starts

The Justice Ministry has launched a 100-day campaign to improve the court system. Ministry spokesman Chin Malin said while the system was widely regarded by outsiders as fair and without corruption, it was now time for a self-assessment to confirm its effectiveness. “It was always our plan ...

Experts push for inquisitorial system of justice

Experts at a seminar on constitutional procedure in the organic law related to the Constitutional Court expressed the need to emphasise on the inquisitorial system over the adversarial legal system as well as allow the public to bring constitutional dispute cases to the Court. The ...

Two laws to be amended to solve land disputes

To resolve disputes over confiscated lands and to streamline the process of returning them to the rightful owners, the Union government will amend two land-related laws, said Dr Aung Thu, Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation. “There are illegal and legal ways to take ...

Political parties law moves ahead

Ruling party members on the National Assembly’s Permanent Committee approved several proposed amendments to the law on political parties on February 13 despite strong requests for a delay from the opposition. The bill will now be reviewed and studied by the commission of legislation and ...

Fears over Computer Crime Act changes

Latest changes to the Computer Crime Act have not been officially completed, but they have already gained considerable momentum. Many people are looking forward to moves by the National Legislative Assembly review panel that is responsible for revamping the law. But the reason for this does ...

Law on bad debt settlement necessary: experts

The Government must create a law on bad debts settlement to tackle difficulties during the process, experts said at a recent conference held by the State Bank of Việt Nam. Nguyễn Quốc Hùng, chairman of the Việt Nam Asset Management Company, said on October 26 the ...

WJP study: Rule of law improves slightly, still 98th out of 113

Myanmar is failing slightly less egregiously to maintain rule of law this year, according to the World Justice Project’s annual Rule of Law Index, which was released on October 20. The slight bump, from an overall score of 0.42 to 0.43 out of 1, is largely ...

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