16 September 9 2008 THAILAND Meeting Summary
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The International Program Thailand U.S. Judicial System Project for Thailand Judicial Watchs Director Research and Investigation, Chris Farrell, met with the Deputy Commander Thailands Metropolitan Police Division September 2008, the request the U.S. Department States International Visitor Leadership Program. The International Program integral part Judicial Watchs educational program. set forth its Mission Statement, through its educational endeavors, Judicial Watch advocates high standards ethics and morality our nations public life and seeks ensure that political and judicial officials not abuse the powers entrusted them the American people. Judicial Watch fulfills its educational mission through litigation, investigations, and public outreach. The State Departments professional objectives for the project for Thailand were, part, to: Examine the U.S. federal system government, the separation powers, and the powers government the federal, state, and local levels; Develop understanding the U.S. judicial system, including the roles law enforcement, the courts, alternative dispute resolution, police investigations, and community involvement and oversight; and Understand civil rights, civic activism, the role NGOs, public-private partnerships, and philanthropy the United States. The U.S. Department States background notes Thailand reports that Thailand continues key security ally Asia, along with Australia, Japan, the Philippines, and South Korea. December 2003, Thailand was designated Major Non-NATO Ally. The International Program Thailand Thailand has been, for the most part, considered functioning democracy. Thailands government organized constitutional monarchy and although King Bhumidol Rama IXwho has been the throne since 1946commands enormous popular respect and moral authority, movement towards free and fair multi-party elections has been practice since 1992. The problem corruption government popularly elected leaders brings new challenges and increasing instability Thailand, which calls for new and innovative approaches problem solving the model democratic governance. The Thai delegate expressed keen interest learning about the tools used Judicial Watch, such federal, state, and local open records laws that promote openness and transparency government; media exposure educate the public; and litigation hold government and elected officials accountable the rule law.