Monday, 8 August 2016

Thailand referendum 2016 - Useful academic resources

Thailand has approved a new constitution. In a referendum citizens voted in favour of the amendments presented by the military.

A concise useful briefing to the referendum is provided on the Guardian website
IFES also has some basic background 

Official information is on the Thailand Electoral Authority website. Although at present English is limited.
Analysis of the content of the new constitution is on the Global Legal Monitor site of the Library of Congress

Anfrel (Asian Network for Free Elections) has a copy in English of the voting procedure booklet for citizens.
It also has a country profile with links to relevant legislation and electoral resources for Thailand.

News coverage
The Nation has news stories in English
Bangkok Post

Background information on human rights in the region
Try Amnesty International.

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung - Thailand Office conducts work in Thailand its website has discussion on the state of rights