Criminal Liability of the Child, the Thailand Criminal Code No.29 B.E. 2565 (2022) amendment aims to be in line with the General Comment No. 10 (2007) Children’s Rights in juvenile justice of the Convention on the Rights of the Child – CRC), Universal Periodic Review (UPR).
Criminal Liability of the Child from 2022
On May 7th, 2022, the Thailand Royal Gazette published the Amendment Act (No. 29) B.E. 2565 (2022) to the Criminal Code of Thailand, which came into force the day after its publication. The amendment repeals Sections 73 and 74 of the Criminal Code No.21 B.E. 2551 (2008) and raises the age of Criminal Liability of the Child as follows;
A child not yet over 12 years old:
Section 73 A child not yet over 12 years of age shall not be punished for committing what the law provides to be an offense (Raise the period from 7 to 12).
A child over 12 years but not yet over 15 years
Section 74 Whenever a child over 12 years but not yet over 15 years of age commits what is provided by the law to be an offense, they shall not be punished but shall be applied to extraordinary measures to ensure their rights are adequately protected (Raise the age from 7 to 14).
When a child commits a criminal offense, a child, not yet over 12 years of age, shall not be punished, and a child over 12 years but not yet over 15 years shall be applied to extraordinary measures. If you are looking for a Criminal lawyer in Phuket, we can help.