Monday, November 24, 2014

Constitutional fight brewing over military courts in Thailand

A fight is brewing, according to this article, over the constitutionality of the Thai military courts. The argument is that the martial law charter preserves the country's treaty obligations, and since the country is a party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, citizens continue to enjoy the right to independent and impartial courts. Worajet Phakhirat, a law professor, argues that "the military court is under [the] control of the Defence Ministry and its trial under the martial law will be [a] one-court ruling." 

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