Laws in Thailand
Thailand is a civil law country and the law is codified and works from the top general written law down. Codification of the law means that the law is not made by judges or courts and Thailand does not know case law (or judge made law). A court cannot rule against laws and statutes (legislative acts), but a court/ judge must interpret the words and sections of the written law and therefore, depending on interpretation of the law, the meaning or significance of written laws is determined in individual cases. Below a selection of laws in Thailand
Note: only laws in Thai, as published in the royal Thai government gazette, (ราชกิจจานุเบกษา) shall has legal force in Thailand, translations are for reference purposes only. .