Criminal Law

NLA OKs revised Criminal Procedure Code

Date: 04 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

BANGKOK, Dec 4 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has unanimously agreed to amend the law to remove a fugitive’s right to make legal complaints against other people to ensure justice for all sides.

The NLA on Tuesday voted 149 to three to approve the draft of the revised criminal procedure code. The amendment allows the court to dismiss a case in which the plaintiff has initiated an ill intentioned lawsuit or has distorted information. The amendment is also applicable in a case in which the plaintiff has intentionally disobeyed the court’s order in a closed criminal case.

The revised criminal procedure code prevents fugitives and those who have disobeyed the court’s order from bringing a lawsuit to the court against other people if not warranted.

Member of an NLA committee responsible for the amendment of the criminal code of procedure, Mahannop Techawithak said today a plaintiff who does not respect the justice system deserves no right to be protected by it.

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