Thailand’s Politicized Courts Fuel Prot…

Last Wednesday, Thailand’s Constitutional Court declared that Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s ruling Pheu Thai Party government had, by seeking to make the upper house Senate a fully-elected body, engaged in unconstitutional acts. Remarkably, the verdict was based on complaints that referred to Section 68 of the 2007 constitution, which implies that the government sought to “overthrow the democratic regime of government with the King as Head of State under this Constitution or to acquire the power to rule the country by any means which is not in accordance with the modes provided in this [2007] Constitution.”

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