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CDC decides not to offer Additional Opinions on Draft Law on Constitutional Court Procedure

Date: 07 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

BANGKOK, Dec 7 (NNT) - The Constitutional Drafting Commission has resolved not to offer any additional opinions related to the draft law on Constitutional Court procedure. The spokesman for the CDC, Mr. Udom Ratamarit, said on Wednesday that the charter drafters had held a meeting to review a notification from the President of the National Legislative Assembly regarding the legislature’s completion of its deliberations on the draft Constitutional Court Procedure law in all three readings.

In the notification, the NLA President asked if the CDC may have any other opinions to share or wish to propose regarding the setting up of a joint committee to continue working on the draft.

Mr. Udom said that the CDC has agreed that its representative on the special committee in charge of the draft has already presented all arguments and concerns since September 5 and no other suggestions will be offered as of now.

He added that the charter drafters reckoned that the final draft carries all details in line with the intent of the new Constitution, although there remain some concerns about the provision that suggests the Constitutional Court should have the power to introduce temporary measures or methods to address certain issues - a scenario that some say may complicate future political conflicts.

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