#THAILAND #ARTICLE #44 #EXPLANATION

Section 44 of the Interim Constitution of Thailand BE 2557 with respect to the imposition of martial law on the evening of April 1, 2558 and is effective immediately. The essence is what I came to see that it is easier to understand. “Section 44” to “martial law” overall quite similar but differ in details that martial law has a provision that clear, but it is wider than the scope of Article 44. In terms of military power, martial law, but Section 44 empowers the executive, legislative and judicial authority. The same is Still prohibits political gatherings of more than five people as well. The call to report the delivery of documents or evidence relating to the offense above. In the event that the investigation has not been completed, Article 44 requires the competent authorities to detain such persons shall not exceed 7 days in a non-police custody or prison.

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NCPO Order Number 3/2558 (3/2015) on Maintaining Public Order and National Security As the lifting of martial law throughout the Kingdom has now been adopted, it is appropriate to install measures to deal with actions intended to undermine or destroy peace and national security, violate notifications or orders of the NCPO, or to commit offenses under the laws on firearms, ammunition, explosives, fireworks and artificial weapons which threaten the peace and security of the nation. Therefore, the head of the NCPO sees it as necessary to prevent and suppress such actions swiftly and effectively so as not to affect law-abiding citizens and the well-being of the general public. By virtue of Section 44 of the Interim Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand of 2014, the Head of the NCPO with the approval of the NCPO hereby issues the following order: Article 1. This order shall come into force from the date of its publication in the Government Gazette. Article 2. A “Peace Keeping Officer” refers to a military officer with the rank of Lieutenant, or Midshipman or Pilot Officer or above, appointed by the Head of the NCPO to act in accordance with this order. An “Assistant Peace Keeping Officer” refers to a military officer of lower rank than a Lieutenant, or Midshipman or Pilot Officer appointed by the Head of the NCPO to act according to this order. Article 3. Peacekeeping Officers shall act swiftly to prevent and suppress acts which constitute the following offences: (1) offenses against the King, the Queen, the Heir Apparent and the Regent under Sections 107 to 112 of the Penal Code. (2) offenses against the security of the state under Sections 113 to 118 of the Penal Code. (3) offenses under the laws on firearms, ammunition, explosives, fireworks and artificial weapons, only in respect of firearms, ammunition and explosives used in warfare. (4) violations of announcements or orders of the NCPO or of the Head of the NCPO. Continue reading “#THAILAND #ARTICLE #44 #EXPLANATION”