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Senior members of Thailand's biggest political party charged with sedition
Eight senior members of Thailand's former ruling political party (Pheu Thai) were charged Monday with sedition. The charges stem out of three members describing the "failings" of the military government. In addition, five other individuals were (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 2 September 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: Kenya's Supreme Court ruled 4-2 Friday to invalidate the recent presidential election. UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee on Thursday expressed grave concern for Rohingya Muslims in Myanma (More)
Former Thailand PM cleared of charges in deadly protests
Thailand's Supreme Court on Thursday cleared former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his then-deputy Suthep Thaugsuban of murder and attempted murder during a crackdown in 2010 on anti-government protesters. More than 90 people were killed du (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 19 August 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: Venezuela's new chief prosecutor announced plans on Thursday to pursue and imprison those responsible for leading violent protests that have plagued the country since April. The International (More)
Thailand parliament approves legislation giving military political influence
Thailand's parliament unanimously approved national strategy legislation on Thursday which will provide the military with political influence for at least 20 years. The National Strategy Act will create a committee , led by coup leader Prime Minister (More)
Thailand king signs new constitution
Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn signed a military-backed constitution into law on Thursday. The new constitution installs an electoral system for selecting the 500 members of Thailand's parliament. In this system, the Thai people will vote for one (More)
Thailand passes new Constitution via referendum
Thailand referendum voters on Sunday supported a draft of a new Constitution submitted by a military-appointed counsel, according to unofficial numbers . Although the turnout was low, a clear majority has determined the document will help restore sta (More)
UN concerned over 'worsening climate for opposition politicians' in Cambodia
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday expressed concern over the "organized attack" on opposition politicians in Cambodia. Speaking to reporters in Geneva, OHCHR spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani highlighted that 1 (More)
Thailand police issue warrant for bombing suspect
The Royal Thai Police on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant, based on a sketch from a security video, for a foreign man thought to be the bomber who targeted and bombed the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok on Monday. The man in the video left a backpack a (More)
Thailand begins trial of journalists critical of navy
Testimony began Tuesday in a criminal defamation lawsuit brought on by the Thai Royal Navy against the website Phuketwan over a report it published claiming the military ignored refugee trafficking from Myanmar in exchange for monetary bribes. The (More)
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