Thai Justice Ministry says lifting of death penalty needs public hearing

PUBLISHED ON THU, OCT 12, 2017 10:26 PM

Ministry says lifting of death penalty needs public hearing

By Chalarntorn Yothasmutra

 

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The Ministry of Justice says the call by Amnesty International for Thailand to lift death penalty and execution needs a public hearing to hear views from all relevant individuals and agencies.

 

The statement by the ministry’s permanent-secretary Visit Visitsora-at came after the Amnesty International resubmitted its call citing that the country now has a new constitution in place.

 

He said Article 77 of the Constitution states clearly of a public hearing in case of making any change in the law.

 

Full story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/ministry-says-lifting-death-penalty-needs-public-hearing/

 
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