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'Sovereignty threatened' if ICC involved

SENATOR SAYS GOVT, OPPOSITION HOLDING COUNTRY HOSTAGE FOR POLITICAL GAIN

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  • Writer: Mongkol Bangprapa & Thanida Tansubhapol
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Legal experts have warned of adverse repercussions if Thailand accepts the International Criminal Court's jurisdiction over the 2010 clashes between security forces and red shirt protesters. 

Pokpong Srisanit, a law lecturer at Thammasat University, said Thailand should ratify the ICC treaty as part of its efforts to promote and protect human rights rather than accept the court's power on an ad hoc basis.

He argued against accepting the court's jurisdiction in cases which the Thai justice system is able to handle by itself.

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