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THAILAND - Retentionist

Government: constitutional monarchy
State of civil and political rights: Partly free
Constitution: signed by King on 24 August 2007
Legal System: based on civil law system, with influences of common law
Legislative System: bicameral National Assembly (Rathasapha) consists of the Senate (Wuthisapha) and the House of Representatives (Sapha Phuthaen Ratsadon)
Judicial System: Supreme Court (Sandika), judges appointed by the monarch
Religion: Buddhist 94.6%, Muslim 4.6%, Christian 0.7%, other 0.1%

Method of execution: lethal injection
Death sentences: 1
Prisoners on death row: 687 (as of March 21, 2013)

International Treaties on the Death Penalty and Human Rights:
  • International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (made reservation to the interpretation of Art. 6 which prohibits the death penalty for minors)
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
  • Statute of the International Criminal Court (which excludes the death penalty) (only signed)


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