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. .

  • Where to find laws on land in Thailand? +

    A translation of the land code act (Thailand land laws) can be found here...
  • Where to find a translation of the penal or criminal laws in Thailand? +

    The criminal code (translation) can be found on samuiforsale
  • Where to find laws governing divorce in Thailand? +

    Laws governing divorce in Thailand is primarily codified in the Civil and Commercial Code Book 5, part 6
  • Where to find laws governing condominiums? +

    The main specific law governing true condominiums is the Thailand condominium act, other apartments are primarily governed by civil laws (private contract structures) read more...
  • Where to find laws governing marriage and family? +

    Family and marriage laws in Thailand is primarily codified in the Civil and Commercial Code book 5, read more...
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