The EU calls for the rule of law and protection of human rights in Thailand's constitutional reform process
By 25 September 2015
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha [photo credit: The Bangkok Post]
<p>The European Union (EU) delegation called Thursday for the government to respect basic freedoms and restore democracy as Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha prepares to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week.
</p><p>Gen Prayut will appoint 21 members of a Constitutional Drafting Committee to draft a new charter after he returns from the UN meeting.
</p><p>"At a time when the drafting process of a new constitution is starting, the EU delegation again calls upon the Thai government to respect freedom of speech and assembly. Only a full and free public debate in which critical voices can be heard will allow for true reform and reconciliation," the EU body said.
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