Report launch and Panel Discussion A WORK IN PROGRESS
Report launch and Panel Discussion A WORK IN PROGRESS: THAILAND’S COMPLIANCE WITH THE INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS
March 8, 2017, 10am-12pm at FCCT
Thailand is a state party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)—a key instrument of human rights law. As a state party, it is legally bound to uphold and implement the provisions of the ICCPR. Later this month, the U.N. Human Rights Committee, an 18-member body of independent experts elected by U.N. member states, will review Thailand’s compliance with the treaty.
Fortify Rights is hosting a panel to discuss Thailand’s implementation of the ICCPR and the upcoming review process before the U.N. Human Rights Committee in Geneva.
During this panel, Fortify Rights will release a new 38-page report, A Work in Progress: Thailand’s Compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. This report is based on research conducted between 2014 and 2017 and includes testimony from eyewitnesses and survivors of human rights violations in Thailand as well as information collected through monitoring trials in Thai courts and analyzing official government, court, and U.N. documents.
• Representative of the Ministry of Justice, [to be confirmed]
• Ms. Angkhana Neelapaijit, National Human Rights Commissioner
• Ms. Sutharee Wannasiri, Thailand Human Rights Specialist, Fortify Rights
• Ms. Amy Smith, Executive Director, Fortify Rights
• Mr. Sunai Phasuk, Senior Researcher, Human Rights Watch, Asia Division
• Ms. Nattha Komolvadhin, journalist and host of “This is Thai PBS” Program
When: Wednesday March 8, 2017, 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
*Thai-English translation services will be provided
For more information or media interviews prior to the event, please contact:
Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand
Penthouse, Maneeya Center Building 518/5 Ploenchit Road (connected to the BTS Skytrain Chitlom station) Patumwan, Bangkok 10330