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Following Thailand's ratification of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, which will become effective in the country on 13 June, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) calls on Thailand to remove the reservation preventing a referral to the International Court of Justice in case of a dispute with another state party. It also calls on Thailand to allow the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearance to receive both individual complaints and those from other states alleging cases of enforced disappearance.
By Andrea Giorgetta |
<p>August 30 marks the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. Thailand has not been immune to enforced disappearances. Over the past two years, two United Nations (UN) bodies, the Committee Against Torture and the Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, have expressed concern over the numerous cases of enforced disappearances in Thailand.</p>
<p>Bangkok’s Military Court dismissed a petition questioning its jurisdiction, submitted by Worachet Pakeerut, a prominent law academic and core member of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.prachatai.org/english/category/nitirat">Nitirat group</a>, who was charged with failing to report to the junta. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>According to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/1422797047994795/photos/a.1422801184661048.1073741828.1422797047994795/1540103046264194/?type=1">Free Thai Legal Aid (FTLA)</a>, the Military Court of Bangkok on Monday morning rejected the petition submitted by Worachet.</p>
<p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p>On 22 September 2014, Phetchaburi Provincial Court accepted an appeal request on the unlawful detention of “Billy”, Porlajee Rakchongcharoen for further appellate procedures.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://news.thaipbs.or.th/sites/default/files/news21042014/242653-imagepng-374778.png" /></p>