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The Constitution Court will be asked to decide whether Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul would be in violation of Section 190 of the constitution if he asks the government to accept the International Criminal Court's (ICC) jurisdiction over the 2010 clashes between security forces and red-shirt protesters, senators said on Monday. 

Surachai Liangboonlertchai, senate deputy speaker, said any such decision should be first endorsed by parliament as required by Section 190 because it is an international agreement affecting the country's interests and security.

Although this matter does not involve Thai territory, it directly concerns judicial power, one of the three sovereign powers of the country.

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