Monday, February 15, 2016

Thailand's military courts

Thai Lawyers for Human Rights has posted this worthwhile summary of the country's use of military courts to prosecute civilians. Excerpt:
Information from The Judge Advocate General’s Department indicates that from 22 May 2014 – 30 September 2015, there are 1408 civilian cases tried in Military Courts, with 1629 accused and defendants. Bangkok Military Court has the highest number of civilians on trial with 208 accused and defendants. Military Circle Courts with more than 100 civilians on trial are the 23th Military Circle Court (Khon Kaen) 158 civilians, the 32th Military Circle Court (Lampang) 158 civilians, and the 42th Military Circle Court (Songkla) 115 civilians.
Contemporary human rights norms strongly disfavor the use of military courts to try civilians.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments are subject to moderation and must be submitted under your real name. Anonymous comments will not be posted (even though the form seems to permit them).