Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Thai cases transferred to civilian courts

The Thai junta has revoked the rule authorizing military trials of certain offenses by civilians. According to this report in the Bangkok Post:
For one thing, the order repeals announcements and orders by the [National Council for Peace and Order] and its chief putting some types of offences under the military court’s jurisdiction.

“All offences under the NCPO orders, whether committed before or after this order takes effect, will be in the jurisdiction of the courts of justice. The cases being tried by the military court will also be transferred to the courts of justice,” it reads.
Human rights jurisprudence strongly disfavors the trial of civilians in military courts. 

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