A question of rights

lifestyle March 13, 2017 11:45

By The Nation

The United Nation Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) will review Thailand’s human rights situation and its compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), to which Thailand is a state party.



Thailand will be reviewed during the 119th session of the HRC on today and tomorrow (March 13-14) in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to the review, several Thai civil society organisations have engaged in the ICCPR process through the submissions of alternative reports to the UNHRC and advocacy activities.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR) and the Thai Civil Society Network on Civil and Political Rights invites the public join the live webcast of Thailand second’s periodic report on International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) compliance, “From Bangkok to Geneva: Engaging Public on Thailand ICCPR Review”, to take place at Fab Café, Ari Soi 1 tomorrow (March 14) from 1.30 to 5.30pm.

In addition to the webcast, there will be a panel discussion on issues of concern by representatives of Thai civil society featuring Sunai Phasuk on “Overall Civil and Political Rights Situation”, Yaowalak Anupan on “Judicial Independence and Human Rights Protection”, Adisorn Kerdmongkol on “Migrant Workers and Refugees”, Daranee Thongsiri on “LGBTs Rights in Thailand” and Jindarat Permlapvirun on “Community and Environmental Rights”. The moderator is Pannika Wanich.

To register, go to http://bit.ly/2n1yZjV. Thai-English translation services will be provided.