Thailand Legal System
There are also other codes dealing with specific areas, for instance, the Revenue Code and the Land Code. In addition to the Codes, there are individual Acts that have been passed to effect changed in particular areas of law, for example, the Labor Act, Intellectual Property Act.
The relevant section of any Code and any Act should be read together with any relevant regulations, decrees, notifications issued by government ministries to obtain complete picture of legislation and regulations affecting any particular area.
As well as legislation, judicial decision is recognized source of law. However,
Precedent is of persuasive authority only, though where there is a relevant decision of the Thai Supreme Court that will of course carry any great weight and influence when an inferior court is ruling on a similar issue.
[ Jan 9, 2007 ]