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Thailand: Interim Government proposes new Internal Security Act

In mid-June, the Interim Government proposed a new Internal Security Act, which would give broad law enforcement and administrative powers to the Royal Army Commander, as the Director of a revived Internal Security Operations Command. These exceptional powers would be permanent and cover all of Thailand, amounting to permanent state of emergency powers with little accountability to Parliament and the courts. On 13 July, the ICJ made a submission to the Interim Government expressing concerns about the bill.

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