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The Constitution Court still has a role to play in reviewing the exercise of legislative power, says former Administrative Court president Ackaratorn Chularat. 

Speaking at a seminar to mark Professor Sanya Thammasak's Day, Mr Ackaratorn said scrutiny from a constitutional perspective of how a country's legislative and executive powers are used is essential. In many countries the Constitution Court or the Supreme Court provides such a check.

Mr Ackaratorn said he was baffled to hear academics argue recently that the charter court should not intervene in the law-making process because it is parliament's job to enact laws.

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