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Is the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights part of domestic law in Thailand?
Some legal scholars have argued that because countries have constantly invoked the Declaration for more than 50 years, it has become binding as a part of customary international law. However, in the United States, the Supreme Court in Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain (2004), concluded that the Declaration "does not of its own force impose obligations as a matter of international law." Courts of other countries have also concluded that the Declaration is not in and of itself part of domestic law. Is the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights part of domestic law in Thailand? Answer: The universal declaration of human rights is adopted by the UN General Assembly and it does not impose legal obligations upon states as a whole. However, many of its provisions are now considered Customary international law. For more information, visit here: https://digitalcommons.law.uga.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1396&context=gjicl In addition, Thailand has ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, where many provisions of the decoration are enshrined in.
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