April 2, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Thailand's Constitutional Court announced Wednesday that they will hear a case accusing Prime Minster Yingluck Shinawatra of misconduct for transferring her National Security Council chief to another position. The complaint, filed by opposition leaders, accuses Shinwatra of violating the ...[read more]
February 12, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Thailand's Constitutional Court on Wednesday rejected petitions filed by both the ruling and opposition parties accusing each other of attempting to overthrow the country's government during recent elections. The court cited insufficient grounds for either claim brought by Prime Minister Yingluck ...[read more]
February 4, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Thailand's Democrat party, the country's main opposition political party, petitioned the Thai Constitutional Court Tuesday to annul the results of last week's national elections, alleging that the polls were unconstitutional. The petition also seeks the dissolution of the ruling party of Prime ...[read more]
December 12, 2013
by Peter Snyder
Former prime minister of Thailand and head of the opposition Democrat Party, Abhisit Vejjajiva, was formally charged Thursday with the murder of two individuals during the 2010 Thai military crackdown on anti-government protests. In 2010 the Red Shirt protesters, supporters of current PM Yingluck... ...[read more]
November 30, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra announced on Friday that there will be no early election in response to recent protests by citizens who want her removed from office. Shinawatra said she is unsure whether such a measure would appease the protesters and maintains that she will not ...[read more]
November 29, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
Protestors in Thailand on Friday demand assistance in overthrowing the government, after Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra survived a no-confidence vote by parliament on Thursday. Despite the vote, thousands of protesters have gathered around government buildings seeking Shinawatra's ouster. The ...[read more]
November 26, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Monday invoked a special security law in districts of Bangkok and nearby areas after protesters stormed and occupied several key ministries. The law, known as the Internal Security Act, gives police additional powers to block routes, impose curfews, ...[read more]
November 12, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The Thailand Senate rejected a bill on Monday that may have provided amnesty for crimes committed by self-exiled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The senate rejected the bill 141-0 after the Thai House of Representatives approved the bill 310-0 in its vote, which occurred almost two ...[read more]
November 1, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The Thailand House of Representatives approved a bill Friday that opponents fear will provide amnesty for crimes committed by self-exiled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The bill, which was approved 310-0 after opposition walked out in protest, would allow amnesty for offenses committed ...[read more]
August 6, 2013
by G. Redd
A proposed amnesty bill in Thailand could allow police to go unpunished for use of excessive force against civilians, Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned Monday. The bill, proposed by majority party member Worachai Hema, would excuse the behavior of all members of the military and police forces who ...[read more]

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