Constitution of Thailand http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33854/all en UPDATE 2-Egypt court rejects election law, may delay poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/update-1-egypt-court-rejects-election-law-may-delay-poll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Court says election law technically flawed</p> <p>* Ruling hailed by some parties</p> <p>* Government says election should not suffer long delay (Adds constitutional court statement, reaction)</p> <p>CAIRO, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Egypt's constitutional court rejected five articles of a draft election law on Monday and sent the text back to the country's temporary legislature for redrafting in a ruling that may delay a parliamentary poll due in April.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/update-1-egypt-court-rejects-election-law-may-delay-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitution of Thailand Constitutional law Hosni Mubarak Politics Politics of Egypt Shura Council Thai law Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 11:45:18 +0000 5758869 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt court dismisses challenge of charter panel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/egypt-court-dismisses-challenge-charter-panel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Egypt's constitutional court on Sunday threw out complaints against an Islamist-dominated assembly that drafted the country's divisive constitution, the official MENA news agency reported.</p> <p>The complaints had challenged the method in which the members of the assembly had been chosen. The hastily prepared charter was passed in a referendum in December.</p> <p>The complaints also said the panel, which was boycotted by liberals and Christians before it finished the charter, was not representative of all Egyptians.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/egypt-court-dismisses-challenge-charter-panel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms Constitution of Thailand Social Issues AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 11:45:30 +0000 5772056 at http://www.globalpost.com (Yonhap Editorial) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130318/yonhap-editorial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 18 (Yonhap) -- Concerns are growing that the Constitutional Court will fall into a "vegetative" state without the court's chief in place. Song Doo-hwan, the acting chief of the court, is to retire on Friday following his six-year stint, adding fuel to the negative impact on the institution and the public that has also arisen from the nearly two-month absence of the court's chief.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130318/yonhap-editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitution of Thailand Constitutional Court of Thailand Law Politics Thailand UN Court Yonhap News Agency Mon, 18 Mar 2013 06:30:32 +0000 5786482 at http://www.globalpost.com Yushin Constitution-illegality http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130321/yushin-constitution-illegality-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 21 (Yonhap) -- In a landmark ruling, the Constitutional Court on Thursday declared a series of emergency decrees based on the Yushin Constitution, which was declared by the military regime of the late President Park Chung-hee in 1970s in an attempt to remain in power, as unconstitutional.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130321/yushin-constitution-illegality-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitution of Thailand Constitutional law Korea Law Yonhap News Agency Thu, 21 Mar 2013 07:30:51 +0000 5789575 at http://www.globalpost.com Significance of new constitution for Turkey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/significance-new-constitution-turkey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Although the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) came to power in 2002 through democratic elections and it is a party that primarily represents religious groups, it can be seen as a founding party like the Republican People's Party (CHP) of the 1920s. History has given the AK Party the opportunity to represent change and rectify ideological faults in this country. And overall, it has performed well in fulfilling this duty.</p><P>During the last 10 years, Turkey's appearance has changed considerably.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/significance-new-constitution-turkey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitution of Thailand Ergenekon Politics of Turkey Technology Asianet Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:16:58 +0000 Asianet 5801797 at http://www.globalpost.com Parties agree to extend deadline for new constitution http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/parties-agree-extend-deadline-new-constitution <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Representatives of the political parties that make up the parliamentary Constitutional Reconciliation Commission have agreed to extend the time the commission has to draft Turkey's new constitution, Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek said late on Monday.</p><P>Speaking to reporters after a meeting with members of the commission, Cicek said party representatives have agreed on an extension of time to finalize the process of drafting the new constitution, but he did not clearly state how long the commission will continue working.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/parties-agree-extend-deadline-new-constitution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitution of Thailand Justice and Development Party Technology United States Constitution Asianet Wed, 10 Apr 2013 20:06:31 +0000 Asianet 5809723 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey parliament deadlocked over new constitution http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131120/turkey-parliament-deadlocked-over-new-constitution <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Turkey's parliament is deadlocked over efforts to draw up a new constitution aimed at enshrining democratic values and replace a military-drafted charter, a ruling party lawmaker said Wednesday.</p> <p>A special cross-party parliamentary commission set up to write a replacement for the charter introduced by the military junta after a 1980 coup is set to be formally dissolved after failing to make any significant progress.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131120/turkey-parliament-deadlocked-over-new-constitution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Constitution of Thailand Justice and Development Party Technology AFP Wed, 20 Nov 2013 11:50:14 +0000 5994542 at http://www.globalpost.com Key provisions of Egypt's draft constitution http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140115/key-provisions-egypts-draft-constitution <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Some 53 million voters are eligible to vote in the two-day referendum on Egypt's new constitution that began on Tuesday. </p> <p>The charter was drafted by a 50-member panel appointed by the country's military-installed authorities, after the previous constitution was suspended when the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July.</p> <p>Experts say the new draft, which has 247 articles, has made symbolic changes to the 2012 version approved under Morsi. </p> <p>Here are some of the main provisions of Egypt's new draft basic law.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140115/key-provisions-egypts-draft-constitution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany Constitution of Thailand Law Technology AFP Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:03:05 +0000 6043700 at http://www.globalpost.com German deputy finance minister greets court ruling on ESM bailout fund http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140318/german-deputy-finance-minister-greets-court-ruling-esm-bailout- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KARLSRUHE, Germany (Reuters) - Germany's deputy finance minister welcomed a ruling on Tuesday by the Constitutional Court which upheld the legality of the euro zone's bailout fund, saying the decision backed up the government's own arguments.</p> <p>"I am very happy with the outcome because what the German government has put forward here has been reflected in the ruling and the Constitutional Court has confirmed (our views)," said Werner Gatzer, one of the finance ministry's deputy ministers, after the ruling was read out in Karlsruhe.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140318/german-deputy-finance-minister-greets-court-ruling-esm-bailout-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitution of Thailand Constitutional law Karlsruhe Law Thomson Reuters Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:36:51 +0000 6098257 at http://www.globalpost.com Thai PM urges army to act within 'the constitution' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140520/thai-pm-urges-army-act-within-the-constitution <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thailand's caretaker Prime Minister Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan on Tuesday urged the nation's army to act within the "constitution", in an official statement giving his first reaction to the military's declaration of martial law.</p> <p>"Any actions need to follow a peaceful path, without violence, discrimination and with equality based on the rule of law," the statement, attributed to the premier, said. It added that the military "must proceed under the constitution".</p> <p>tp/apj/pdh</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Constitution of Thailand AFP Tue, 20 May 2014 11:18:13 +0000 6151550 at http://www.globalpost.com Thai constitution temporarily suspended http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140522/thai-constitution-temporarily-suspended <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thai constitution temporarily suspended</p> <p>BANGKOK, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's National Peace and Order Maintaining Council (NPOMC) announced Thursday that the country's constitution was temporarily suspended.</p> <p>The announcement, following the military coup declared by army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha, added that the constitution's section 2, which states, "Thailand adopts a democratic regime of government with the King as Head of State," will be kept, according to the NPOMC's spokesman Winthai Suwaree.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140522/thai-constitution-temporarily-suspended" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitution of Thailand Xinhua News Agency Thu, 22 May 2014 16:26:33 +0000 6154363 at http://www.globalpost.com Thai junta chief rules out elections for at least a year http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140530/thai-junta-chief-rules-out-elections-at-least-year <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thailand's junta chief on Friday ruled out elections for at least a year to have time for political "reforms", defending the recent military coup in the face of rising international alarm.</p> <p>"The (ruling military regime) have a timeframe of one year and three months to move towards elections," said army chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha in a televised national address over a week after the army takeover.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140530/thai-junta-chief-rules-out-elections-at-least-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitution of Thailand Politics AFP Fri, 30 May 2014 17:23:50 +0000 6162528 at http://www.globalpost.com Thai junta leader says next general election may be over 1 year away http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140530/thai-junta-leader-says-next-general-election-may-be-ov <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Thailand's junta said Friday that the country's next general election may not take place for over a year as it first has to secure the situation in the country and oversee the drafting of a temporary constitution and the setting up of an interim government.</p> <p> The junta's leader Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha, announcing on national television a three-phase roadmap to restoration of democracy, said it may take another two to three months to secure the situation, including taking control of administration, promoting reconciliation, and ensuring security.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2014 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140530/thai-junta-leader-says-next-general-election-may-be-ov" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitution of Thailand Politics Kyodo News International Fri, 30 May 2014 17:22:52 +0000 6162522 at http://www.globalpost.com US rejects Thai junta's year-long roadmap to elections http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140530/us-rejects-thai-juntas-year-long-roadmap-elections <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States on Friday flatly rejected a plan laid out by Thailand's junta chief to delay elections for more than a year to allow time for political reforms.</p> <p>"We know that they have announced a, quote, 'road map toward democracy,' but with scant details included," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.</p> <p>She insisted that Washington believed the best path forward was "to set a timeline for early elections and to facilitate an inclusive and transparent electoral process."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140530/us-rejects-thai-juntas-year-long-roadmap-elections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitution of Thailand Politics Thailand AFP Sat, 31 May 2014 00:31:07 +0000 6162758 at http://www.globalpost.com US's Hagel urges Thai junta to release detainees, call elections http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131028/hong-kong-stocks-end-048-higher <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Saturday urged Thailand's coup leaders to release detainees and call for elections immediately.</p> <p>"We urge the Royal Thai Armed Forces to release those who have been detained, end restrictions on free expression, and move immediately to restore power to the people of Thailand, through free and fair elections," Hagel said at a top Asian security conference in Singapore.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131028/hong-kong-stocks-end-048-higher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Constitution of Thailand Southeast Asia Thailand War AFP Mon, 28 Oct 2013 09:49:29 +0000 5972738 at http://www.globalpost.com