Lawyers Council urges people to stop threatening judges
The Lawyers Council of Thailand Wednesday called for an end to the threats and pressure directed at Constitution Court judges who will be handing down a verdict Friday on the charter amendment bills.
In a statement released Wednesday, the council also called on the judges to make their ruling in line with the Constitution and relevant laws, without any bias, be it based on love, hatred, delusion or fear.
"Some groups or members of certain political parties have either spoken publicly or rallied in a public place to make threats, put pressure or say things to influence the judges to make a ruling that will benefit them and their associates," the statement said.
"When the court makes a decision that benefits them, these people will praise the court as a champion of neutrality and justice, but if the verdict has a negative impact on them, then they will accuse the court of being biased and lacking in justice. The Lawyers Council of Thailand has been following developments about this matter with concern."