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(1) Coordination of directives for justice administration between State agencies and organizations concerned with justice administration for total integration, in response to social conditions and national development in various fields;
(2) Measures for preventing and solving problems arising in national justice administration;
(3) Guidelines for developing justice administration, with the aim of solving a range of national problems;
(4) Directives for cooperation on the effective administration of justice and the provision of justice to the people;
(5) Cooperation in the use of information technology in the justice system for the effective sharing of resources in the administration of justice;
(6) Carrying out other actions for the benefit of justice administration.

Section 19. Drafting of the Master Plan for National Justice Administration shall be conducted under the provisions in Section 4, and shall not run contrary to the provisions of the Constitution and be in accordance with independent administrative court law, court organs and other agencies that are independent in accordance with the Constitution.

In the case where the Court, its organs, or other agencies independent in accordance with the Constitution are of the opinion that a provision in the Master Plan appears to have a content that might be contrary to Paragraph 1, the Commission shall take this into consideration and adjust the Master Plan in accordance with such an opinion.

Also, in drafting the Master Plan for National Justice Administration, the Commission shall take into consideration opinions and the participation of the public.

Section 20. The Commission shall introduce the Master Plan for National Justice Administration to the Cabinet for approval. The Master Plan shall come into force after the date of its publication in the Government Gazette.

When the Master Plan for Justice Administration has come into force, State agencies and organizations related to justice administration shall consider performing activities in accordance with their duties and in compliance with the Master Plan for National Justice Administration. Related bodies shall have a budget allocation to support the performance of such activities.

If there is a change in circumstances during the effective period of the Master Plan for National Justice Administration, the Commission shall adjust the Master Plan for National Justice Administration as appropriate for such circumstances, submit the modifications for Cabinet approval, and publish them in the Government Gazette thereafter.

Section 21. The Commission shall be responsible for evaluating the outcome of the implementation of the Master Plan for National Justice Administration, and report to the Cabinet annually. In the event of problems obstructing the implementation, the Commission shall report to the Cabinet concerning such difficulties along with their solutions.

In the case of a State agency or organization concerned with justice administration being unable to perform in compliance with the Master Plan for National Justice Administration, such an agency or organization shall report thus to the Commission for its consideration. And the Commission shall propose to the Cabinet adjustments of the Master Plan or possible solutions for such an agency or organization.


Countersigned by:

Pol. Lieutenant Colonel Thaksin Shinawatra
Prime Minister

Note:- The rationale for the promulgation of the Act is as follows: The justice system is crucial for the establishment of peace and social well-being. This includes the prevention and solving of crime; the safeguarding of life; the protection of people’s rights and liberties; the enforcement of laws; and assistance for people in their encounters with the justice system. At present, individual agencies and organizations responsible for different tasks work separately. Difficulties encountered in dealing with problems mainly arise due to the lack of systematic networking in the justice administration system. Thus, in order to initiate unified national justice administration, as well as stimulate systematic development resulting in the effective provision of justice in response to social needs, it is appropriate to promote cooperation between related bodies with different legal expertise to work together in planning the administration of justice and eliminating obstacles arising in the justice system.

Moreover, this will act as a directive for the development of the justice system for the benefit of the nation. It is, therefore, necessary to promulgate this Act.

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