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April 19, 2011

The Question of Standing to Bring an Action Before Thailand’s Administrative Court


This article examines the ability of industry associations to seek legal remedies standing from the Administrative Court in relation to the lawfulness of an exercise of administrative authority by a government ministry or agency. For example, could an industry association representing pharmaceutical companies (known in Thailand as PReMA) bring an action to challenge the authority underlying the Thai Ministry of Public Health’s policy in purporting to issue compulsory licenses to break the patents of research-based pharmaceutical companies?

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