Liability for non pecuniary damages remains a much talked about issue in the area of tort law, namely because it is so controversial whether it should be granted or not. The topic has been discussed at length in various academic articles.
This article however takes a slightly different approach. Worrawong Atcharawonghai, Judge of Phuket Provincial Court and Thai
Barrister at Law, analyses the difference between the law of non-pecuniary
damages in Thailand and in the US and considers applying the concept of the US
non-pecuniary damages based system to Thailand where it is not really recognized.
He argues that Thai personal injury law should undergo reform, and that in particular non pecuniary damages causing death should be available and that more discretion should be awarded to courts with regards to the amount of damages that can be awarded.
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