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  • Symposium |Constitutional Struggles in Asia | Part V | Determining What is ‘Thai’: Thailand’s Constitutional Court and Identity Polarisation

    [Editor’s Note: In light of recent constitutional (or some may say, unconstitutional) developments, I-CONnect is pleased to feature this timely symposium examining constitutional struggles in Asia. This is part V of a five part series, in addition to the Introduction.] — Rawin Leelapatana (Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University) and Suprawee Asanasak (Faculty of Law, Thammasat University Constitutional Battles in Contemporary Thailand Like many Asian countries, the Kelsenian-style Constitutional Court (‘CC’) was established in Thailand in 1997 for the purpose of consolidating liberal constitutionalism through constitutional adjudication.

  • The Ties that Bind: Thailand’s Constitutional Court & the Military Junta

    —Khemtong Tonsakulrungruang, Chulalongkorn University and Björn Dressel, ANU After five years of dormancy, the Thai Constitutional Court (CC) is alive again. As the 2019 election unfolded, it decided a series of high-profile cases, which confirm that the CC does not judge political cases impartially and is closely tied to the military establishment that has overseen Thailand’s democratic transgression.