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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Constitutional Court of Thailand (San Rattha Thammanun)

Thailand [th]

Henning Glaser

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 30 January 2023

Subject(s):
Powers and jurisdiction of constitutional courts/supreme courts — Comparative constitutional law

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
Managing Editor: Ana Harvey

1 Thailand introduced a specialized Constitutional Court for the first time with its 1997 Constitution after having experimented with various forms of constitutional review since 1946. Two coups d’état and four constitutions later—the coups of 2006 and 2014 and the constitutions of 2006, 2007, 2014, and 2017 respectively—the basic model of Thai constitutional review has been retained, albeit with some modifications (coup d’état). Vested with a broad jurisdiction, it combines elements of French and Austrian-German-style review with some autochthon features with...
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