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

Presented by ANU College of Law

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 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 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.