An update on the Thai justice system in dealing with drug offenders

Date & time

2–3pm Wednesday 2 August 2017


Moot Court

Level 3, ANU College of Law, 5 Fellows Road, The Australian National University


Chief Justice Veerapol Tungsuwan, President of the Supreme Court of Thailand


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Nicole Harman
02 6125 0454

Presented by Centre for International and Public Law

Chief Justice Veerapol Tungsuwan

Chief Justice Veerapol Tungsuwan was born on October 7, 1951. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from Thammasat University in 1971 and passed the Thai Bar Association examination in 1972. He also obtained a Master of Laws degree from New York University in 1975.

Chief Justice Veerapol Tungsuwan entered the judiciary of Thailand as a judge-trainee in 1978. In 1994 he was appointed to serve as Presiding Judge of the Civil Court and as Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice. During his distinguished career on the Thai bench, he has served as Justice of the Court of Appeal, Justice of the Supreme Court and the Vice-President of the Supreme Court. He received royal endorsement appointing him as the President of the Supreme Court of Thailand since October 1, 2015.

Presently, Chief Justice Veerapol Tungsuwan also serves as the Chairman of the Judicial Commission, the Judicial Administration Commission, the Commission on Jurisdiction of Courts and the President of the Thai Bar.




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