Category Archives: Criminal Law Thailand

Megan’s Law Expat in Thailand

Chaninat & Leeds, a Bangkok based law firm with myriads of experience in various areas of Thai and international law, discusses the repercussions of the International Megan’s Law and blacklisting on immigration of foreigners to Thailand.

US Immigration Attorneys in Bangkok focus on family-based immigration visas with a focus on the K1 fiancée visa and K3 marriage visa for Thai nationals. 

Related Article: Thailand Blacklist Regulations

Overview of the USA Criminal Justice System (Video)

This month, American attorney Jonathan Leeds of Chaninat and Leeds, is joined by American criminal defense attorney Stuart Leeds to give an in depth overview of the USA criminal justice system.

The pair both spoke to an audience at Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU).

Watch them here:

Part 1
Part 2

Memo Ordering Death Of Awlaki Must Be Disclosed

Federal agencies must reveal a memorandum that outlines the legal basis for assassinating Anwar al-Awlaki while the U.S. citizen was living Yemen, the 2nd Circuit unanimously ruled today according to Courthouse News.
Anwar al-Awlaki was living in Yemen when the CIA and Joint Special Operations Command bombed him and another U.S. citizen, al-Qaida propagandist Samir Khan, on Sept. 30, 2011. A separate strike killed al-Awlaki’s U.S. citizen son, 16-year-old Abdulrahman, weeks later.
Their families have recently lost a lawsuit to claim compensation as a result of the deaths, so this judgment is considered to be a miniature victory.
“The government can’t pretend that everything about the targeted killing program is a classified secret while senior officials selectively disclose information to paint the program in the most favorable light,” Jameel Jaffer, in charge of the ACLU Center for Democracy, said in an email. “The public has a right to know why the administration believes it can carry out targeted killings of American citizens who are located far away from any conventional battlefield.”
The agencies also must provide information about why they refused to confirm or deny the existence of other documents.
Read the full report here