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December 2022

A ministerial decree empowering officials under the Minister of Digital Economy and Society to order online service providers and social media platforms to remove content violating the Computer Crimes Act within 24 hours and without a court order took effect on 25 December. Human rights activists have said the measure will result in arbitrary restrictions on online expression and information beyond the already expansive interference permitted under the previous legal framework. The bill prohibits hosting vaguely-defined “false computer data” that might defame people or damage national security.

September 2022

Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled on 30 September that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha can continue in office after finding that he had not exhausted his eight-year term limit based on when the constitution came into effect in April 2017. The ruling prompted anti-government demonstrations in Bangkok with protesters asserting that the decision was politically motivated amid the court’s long history of ruling against parties challenging the established order.  

August 2022

Thailand’s Constitutional Court ruled on 24 August that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha must step aside until the Court rules on a petition filed by the opposition, arguing that Prayuth’s time spent as head of a military junta should count towards his constitutionally stipulated eight-year term. It is not clear yet when the court will deliver a final ruling. 

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GSoD Indices Data 2012-2021

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Basic Information

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Population Tooltip
69 950 844
System of government
Constitutional Monarchy
Head of government
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha (since 2014)
Head of government party
Palang Pracharath Party
Electoral system for lower or single chamber
Mixed Member Proportional system
Women in lower or single chamber Tooltip
15.8%
Women in upper chamber Tooltip
10.5%
Last legislative election
2019
Effective number of political parties Tooltip
6.16
Head of state
King Maha Vajiralongkorn
Selection process for head of state
Hereditary or election by hereditary state rulers
Latest Universal Periodic Review (UPR) date
10/11/2021
Latest Universal Periodic Review (UPR) percentage of recommendations supported
78.42%
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Human Rights Treaties

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State Party State party
Signatory Signatory
No Action No action
United Nations Human Right Treaties
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
State Party
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
State Party
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
State Party
Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
State Party
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment
State Party
Convention on the Rights of the Child
State Party
International Convention on Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
No Action
International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance 
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International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
State Party
International Labour Organisation Treaties
Forced Labour Convention
State Party
Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention
No Action
Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention
No Action
Equal Remuneration Convention
State Party
Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
State Party
Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention
State Party
Convention concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment
State Party
Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
State Party
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GSoD Indices

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