Expert conference

Democracy, Participation and Accountability: Comparative Perspectives

International Conference about Drafting of the New Constitution

with participation of Members of Constitutional Drafting Committee and constitutional experts from Thailand


Highlights of the international conference, marked by experience exchange with international experts from Germany, France, South Korea, Australia, the US and the World Bank

Friday, 23 March 2007:

  • Keynote speech

    Topic: Making of the New Constitution: Process and Key Issues

    by HE Noranit Setabutr, Speaker of the Constitutional Drafting Assembly

  • Dinner talk

    Topic: Government Ethics

Saturday, 24 March 2007:

  • Panel discussion 1:

    Topic: Constitutional and Legislative Mechanism to Curb Corruption

  • Panel discussion 2:

    Topic: Election Commission: Powers over Electoral Process

  • Panel discussion 3:

    Topic: Political Finance and Accountability

  • Dinner talk

    Topic: Independent Counsel

Sunday, 25 March 2007:

  • Group discussions

    Topic: Referendum, Recall and The Second Chamber: Composition and Role

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  • King Prajadhipok’s Institute and the Royal Institute
    • Thailandfrom Germany: Prof Dr Dieter Umbach
      • University of Potsdam &Prof Dr Ernst Benda
        • Former President of the Constitutional Court of Germany

          Dr. Lars Peter Schmidt †

          Resident Representative to India