08 Oct '11, 6pm

TODAYonline | Commentary | Thailand's 'Law of the People' vs the coup-makers: via @AddThis

In recent weeks, there has been a move by a group of law lecturers from the prestigious Thammasat University to call for the expunging of decrees and judicial decisions that flowed from the 2006 military coup which ousted the elected government of Thaksin Shinawatra. While the move has gained massive support from pro-democracy activists and some from the red-shirt camp, it has been viewed as a threat to the coup-makers and those in high places who had endorsed the coup. This group of law lecturers, calling themselves "Nitiraj" or "Law for the People", argue that the expunging of coup-related decrees and decisions was put forward on academic grounds to express their position against undemocratic seizures of power by the army. They have called for the annulment of Articles 36 and 37 of the interim charter following the 2006 coup - both articles granted amnesty to the coup-ma...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Commentary/EDC111009-0000003/T...

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