Citizen reform of Computer Crimes Act and other laws

8 07 2009

Prachatai recently reported that activist, writer, thinker, and former senator Jon Ungpakorn has created a new website, iLaw, for citizens to organize and suggest amendments to current laws and propose new laws. Sections 142 and 193 of the 2007 Constitution provide for this possibility. 10,000 signatures are needed to propose new or changed laws. Prachatai concludes their report by noting that “Now the website contains polls asking the public which laws need to be proposed or changed. Over 100 ideas have been collected. Amendments to the 2007 Computer-related Crimes Law are under discussion.”

One wonders if changes to the existing lesè majesté law have, or will be, proposed as well.

Read the entire article in English at 7 July 2009, Jon Ungphakorn launches iLaw website for people to write and change laws” and ภาษาไทย, “‘จอน’ เปิดเว็บไอลอว์ ชวนเขียนกฎหมายของประชาชน”



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