Supreme Administrative Court schedules hearing to consider issuing injunction against Emergency Decree

September 3rd, 2008 - 10:12 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Human Rights attorney of the Lawyers Council Nitithorn Lumlua (นิติธร ล้ำเหลือ) revealed that Supreme Administrative Court has scheduled a hearing to consider accepting a call to issue an injunction against the Emergency Decree. The Lawyers Council has sought legal action against Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej for issuing the emergency declaration in Bangkok.

The filed suit claims that the Government did not have a just and reasonable cause for issuing the Emergency Decree. They stated that the situation occurring in Bangkok does not meet all the needed criteria of the Emergency Situation Act of 2005. The suit also stated that the stipulations of the decree are unconstitutional when operating under the 2007 constitution.

The suit has called for an immediate review of the decree and the issuance of a temporary injunction to end the Emergency Situation, until the Supreme Administrative Court may come to a final ruling on the matter.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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