17.9 C
Madrid
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Thailand Appoints Its First Female Supreme Court President

Methinee Chalothorn appointed first female Supreme Court president

Must read

Manila City Cancels Many Holidays and Celebrations

PHILIPPINES. Manila: Manila City and other local governments cancelled many holidays and celebrations that Filipinos normally observe. These include All Saints Day...

Logistics Education: Need To Strengthen The Basics Of Skill Development In The Industry

INDIA: Logistics has been my area of work for the past decade and a half and there has been a great deal...

Modi Season 2 – CM To PM Set To Release On 12th Nov. ’20

INDIA. The 2nd season of Eros Now original series Modi is all set to stream from 12th November 2020. The trajectory of...

Eighteen Persons Declared Terrorists Under Indian Law

Eighteen persons designated as terrorists under amended UAPA.,
Chatwan Mongkol
Chatwan Mongkol
A freelance journalist based in Bangkok, Thailand covering Thai politics

THAILAND. Bangkok. Methinee Chalothorn, current Supreme Court vice-president, will serve as the country’s 46th and first female Supreme Court president after the Judicial Commission endorsed her nomination on 24 July.

Supreme Court president is the highest position of the Thai judicial branch. The position is legally equivalent to the prime minister of the executive branch and the president of the National Assembly of the legislative branch. Chalothorn’s presidency will start on 1 Oct.

Methinee Chalothorn. Photo Credit: The Supreme Court of Thailand
- Advertisement -

Besides Chalothorn, two other women were also appointed to the second and third most powerful positions in the Thai judiciary, as ThaiRath reported. 

Piyakul Boonpam, current president of the Bankruptcy Case Division of the Supreme Court, will serve as the next president of the Court of Appeal. 

- Advertisement -

Wasana Hongcharoen, current president of the Juvenile and Family Case Division of the Supreme Court, will serve as the next vice-president of the Supreme Court.

Lack of female representation in the judiciary 

However, the judiciary system in Thailand is still male-dominated according to research by Usamard Siampukdee of Chaing Mai University. 

- Advertisement -

While other bureaucratic sections comprised of over 50% of women population, the judiciary organizations including police, judges, and public prosecutors comprised of less than 25% of women. Siampukdee saw a significant gender gap.

“Women are considered new faces in courtship,” Siampukdee said in the research. “The recognition of women judiciary and public prosecutor gradually developed whereas the opportunity for women to these professions appears to be low comparing to male counterparts. Even though the tendency of women getting employed has been increasing, women comprise less than a quarter of total workforce serving as public prosecutors and judges.”

Siampukdee also stated that even fewer women have achieved high-level positions in this field.

Other branches of government are also male-dominated

In January of 2020, the United Nations Women ranked Thailand 137th out of 193 countries in women representations in parliament. There are 81 female representatives out of 500 members of the House of Representatives, only 16.2%. There are 26 female senators out of 250 members of the Senate, only 10.4%.

For the executive branch, none of the cabinet members is female. Leaders of all 24 ministries are male, which ranked Thailand the lowest in terms of representation of women in ministerial positions.

More articles

1 COMMENT

  1. Hey there, I just found your site, quick question…

    My name’s Eric, I found transcontinentaltimes.com after doing a quick search – you showed up near the top of the rankings, so whatever you’re doing for SEO, looks like it’s working well.

    So here’s my question – what happens AFTER someone lands on your site? Anything?

    Research tells us at least 70% of the people who find your site, after a quick once-over, they disappear… forever.

    That means that all the work and effort you put into getting them to show up, goes down the tubes.

    Why would you want all that good work – and the great site you’ve built – go to waste?

    Because the odds are they’ll just skip over calling or even grabbing their phone, leaving you high and dry.

    But here’s a thought… what if you could make it super-simple for someone to raise their hand, say, “okay, let’s talk” without requiring them to even pull their cell phone from their pocket?

    You can – thanks to revolutionary new software that can literally make that first call happen NOW.

    Talk With Web Visitor is a software widget that sits on your site, ready and waiting to capture any visitor’s Name, Email address and Phone Number. It lets you know IMMEDIATELY – so that you can talk to that lead while they’re still there at your site.

    You know, strike when the iron’s hot!

    CLICK HERE http://www.talkwithwebvisitors.com to try out a Live Demo with Talk With Web Visitor now to see exactly how it works.

    When targeting leads, you HAVE to act fast – the difference between contacting someone within 5 minutes versus 30 minutes later is huge – like 100 times better!

    That’s why you should check out our new SMS Text With Lead feature as well… once you’ve captured the phone number of the website visitor, you can automatically kick off a text message (SMS) conversation with them.

    Imagine how powerful this could be – even if they don’t take you up on your offer immediately, you can stay in touch with them using text messages to make new offers, provide links to great content, and build your credibility.

    Just this alone could be a game changer to make your website even more effective.

    Strike when the iron’s hot!

    CLICK HERE http://www.talkwithwebvisitors.com to learn more about everything Talk With Web Visitor can do for your business – you’ll be amazed.

    Thanks and keep up the great work!

    Eric
    PS: Talk With Web Visitor offers a FREE 14 days trial – you could be converting up to 100x more leads immediately!
    It even includes International Long Distance Calling.
    Stop wasting money chasing eyeballs that don’t turn into paying customers.
    CLICK HERE http://www.talkwithwebvisitors.com to try Talk With Web Visitor now.

    If you’d like to unsubscribe click here http://talkwithwebvisitors.com/unsubscribe.aspx?d=transcontinentaltimes.com

Latest article

Logistics Education: Need To Strengthen The Basics Of Skill Development In The Industry

INDIA: Logistics has been my area of work for the past decade and a half and there has been a great deal...

Super Typhoon Rolly Approaches The Philippines

PHILIPPINES. Manila: Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) warn the country of a possible super typhoon. The typhoon, locally known...

Abhishek Bachchan Showered With Love During The Shoot Of Ludo In Kolkata

INDIA: Anurag Basu is set to present Ludo on the occasion of Diwali this year. The film traces four different journeys as...

Protests Erupt Across Afghanistan After French Prime Minister’s Condemnation Of Islamic Linked Beheadings In France

AFGHANISTAN. Herat. Rallies held in Herat, Kabul, Takhar, and Kunduz city against Emmanuel Macron erupt today in response to the French Prime...

Former President Jeanine Añez Faces Trial For Corruption And Murder

BOLIVIA. La Paz: On Thursday, parliament approved a trial of responsibilities for transitional president Jeanine Añez and 11 of her ministers. The former...