The Special Powers Under the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand (interim) B.E. 2557 (2014), Section 44 of the National Council for Peace and Order

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Jeerawat Linakanit
Pad Lavangkura


The objectives of this research are 1) to study the causes of usage 2) to study the usage characteristics and 3) to study the effectiveness. By using the special powers of Article 44 by the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand B.E. 2557 in terms of national security, government administration, security for society and people, and economic correction. This research is a qualitative. By using document research and field research by in-depth interviews from key informant persons that involve the use of special powers. The research results were found as follows; 1) the characteristics of using special powers with absolute power to use both the legislative power 2) It is an exercise of power in the condition of exemption that excludes all other laws. 3) It results in the NCPO enabling the country to be managed without opposition. And able to solve administrative problems that cannot be done in normal situations causing political legitimacy and enabling the NCPO to achieve political goals 4) Impact on the people lack of political freedom lack of inspection Balance by the rule of law unable to sue government officials.


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