The Evolution of Criminal Liability Regarding to “Corpses” in Thailand

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Suraswadee Saensuk
Phonsit Chirasantimano


When humans are united into society The law will involve people and protect that person. From birth to death But when the deceased becomes a "corpse", it is a problem whether the said protection will disappear or not, because even if the person dies, depending on human dignity still exists.

In this article, we will explain the evolution of laws relating to body protection in Thai law in the past since the law enacted Until the penal code Including interesting observations and issues of law enforcement regarding the protection of living and dead bodies Including problems that arise in each phase of law enforcement, which is the source of amendments and drafting laws relating to the protection of the corpse.


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Saensuk, Suraswadee, and Phonsit Chirasantimano. “The Evolution of Criminal Liability Regarding to ‘Corpses’ in Thailand”. Naresuan University Law Journal 13, no. 2 (December 25, 2020): 73-90. Accessed March 9, 2021.
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