Constitution Drafting Committee

Regime's 5-year plan raising suspicions

Date of Release: 
Mar 14 2016

Just five years. That is the time required by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to stay in power for the so-called transition period to fulfill its "Big Brother" role after the election, making sure the new elected government will not stray from the reform path crafted by the junta.

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Charter ‘threatens people’s rights’

Date of Release: 
Feb 18 2016

EXPERTS see a grim future if the latest charter draft is accepted as they say it will entirely block legal options for people to protect the country's natural resources and communal rights.

The Thai Society of Environmental Journalists held a discussion on the issue, entitled "Who is the Person People can Count Upon, when Communal Rights in the Constitution are Gone?" One of the panellists said the people had to help each other because the charter draft does not have any legal instruments to help them.

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Environmentalists slam draft charter

Date of Release: 
Feb 18 2016

Environmental activists are calling for revisions to the draft charter, saying it will undermine community rights by not sufficiently protecting and managing natural resources.

The call came Wednesday during a panel held by the Thai Journalists Association.

The panel raised recent concerns over missing community rights in the draft, which shifts the onus to the state to ensure they are protected.

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CDC fails to recognise community rights

Date of Release: 
Feb 2 2016

The draft charter by the Meechai Ruchupan-led Constitution Drafting Committee which was released on Friday is surrounded by controversy. Politicians from opposite ends of the political spectrum detest it. Academics are not reluctant to express reservations. The same goes for the population at large.

For us, the contentious issue of this 270-section draft charter lies with the fact that it fails to recognise community rights.

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