Experts push for inquisitorial system of justice

Experts at a seminar on constitutional procedure in the organic law related to the Constitutional Court expressed the need to emphasise on the inquisitorial system over the adversarial legal system as well as allow the public to bring constitutional dispute cases to the Court. The Constitution Drafting Commission on Wednesday held a seminar to hear public opinions regarding the organic law concerning the constitutional procedure. The seminar was aimed at gathering opinions on three points: whether the current procedure was appropriate; how people should bring constitutional disputes to the Constitutional Court; and, what principles the judgement should be based on. Constitutional Court judge Charan Phakdithanakul told the forum that although in theory the Court should adopt the inquisitorial legal system, actual real practice had met with several challenges.

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