Discrimination on the ground of “any other grounds” according to The Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand B.E. 2560

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อธิป จันทนโรจน์


The Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand has clearly set out the prohibitions of discrimination since the 1997 issue, which consists of two important components: the first is the unjust discrimination against persons and secondly, it must be based on the grounds of the law as the cause of discrimination. Having completed both of these elements, we can determine whether discrimination is illegal or not. In the following constitutions, discrimination principles have been kept and employed as well. In fact, more forms of discrimination in each issue have been increased. Until the current constitution (2017) added another important cause of discrimination, which is "any other grounds." In this article, it is a preliminary presentation on the determination of "any other grounds" in the current constitution (2017), which can be used in any cases. Who should interpret it? What is included? And what criteria have been laid down in the interpretation? By studying some international law that Thailand has obligations including the decision of the European Court of Human Rights, which has no direct obligation to Thailand but can be studied as an accompanying guide.


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จันทนโรจน์อ. (2019). Discrimination on the ground of “any other grounds” according to The Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand B.E. 2560. The Journal of Law, Public Administration and Social Secience. School of Law Chiang Rai Rajabhat University, 4(1), 35-56. Retrieved from https://so06.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/lawcrru/article/view/224842
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