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Thai constitutional court overrules another charter amendment

Published on Jan 8, 2014 9:35 PM
 
A Thai anti government protester waves the national flag during a rally in Bangkok on Jan 7, 2014. Thailand's caretaker government was dealt another setback on Jan 8 when the country's Constitutional Court overruled an amendment to its charter easing requirements for overseas treaties. -- PHOTO: AFP

THAILAND'S caretaker government was dealt another setback on Wednesday when the country's Constitutional Court overruled an amendment to its charter easing requirements for overseas treaties.

The clause in question requires all treaties and contracts signed with other countries to be approved by parliament. The parliamentary amendment last year attempted to limit the scope of these approvals.

The court, in rejecting the amendment, said it would reduce the political system's checks and balances.

Wednesday's ruling was the latest in a series of legal challenges put before the caretaker government of prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who is also readying for massive disruption in the capital on Monday next week as street protesters attempt to dislodge her from her post.

 
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