UN committee on torture to scrutinise Thailand's record on Wednesday

national April 27, 2014 00:00

By The Sunday Nation

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The UN Committee Against Torture is due to review Thailand's record for the first time on Wednesday and Thursday in sessions that will be webcast live.

Thailand is one of 155 states who are parties to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and is required to undergo regular examination of its record before the committee of 10 independent experts.
The committee will engage in a dialogue with the Thai government delegation and also hear from non-government organisations. 
The public sessions will take place from 10am on Wednesday and from 3pm on Thursday and can be viewed at: www.treatybodywebcast.org/ 
The regional office of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Bangkok is hosting a live webcast of the Wednesday session at the UN Conference Centre in Bangkok. 

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