Thai Female Judges During 2508-2517 B.E.


  • Phapimon Ingkavara -
  • Dome Kraipakorn


judges, female, Thai history


The research for this article aimed  to study the history of Thai women in judges during  2508-2517 B.E. (1965-1974 A.D.),which was the first period of women's employment as judges. Key questions of the study were: what was the context in which Thai female judges were employed during 2508-2517 B.E. and what were the impediments to women judges during this period? The article is divided into four topics: 1) increase of women’s opportunities in law studies; 2) exclusion and opportunities for women to be judicial officials during 2471-2497 B.E. (1932-1973); 3) women’s rights, trends and movements during 2475-2516 B.E. (1932-1973); and 4) the employment of female judges during 2508-2517 B.E. (1965-1974). Historical methods were applied in this study to demonstrate the background and changes in female judges in Thai society during 2508-2517 B.E. (1965-1974).


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How to Cite

Ingkavara, P., & Kraipakorn, D. (2022). Thai Female Judges During 2508-2517 B.E. Journal of Thai Studies, 18(2), 27–55. Retrieved from



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