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<div>Netiwit Chotipatpaisal, a M.5 student who has led a national campaign against compulsory haircuts in school since last year, has rejected his nomination for a National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) award, stating that he doubts whether the NHRC really takes the human rights issues seriously.&nbsp;</div> <p></p>
By Prach Panchakunathorn |
<div>Last week Thailand's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) released a report on the "Demonstrations by the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) during 12 March–19 May 2010" on their website.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>It took the NHRC three years to write the 88-page report, available only in (sloppy, ungrammatical) Thai <a href="">here</a>. But the release was a surprisingly quiet affair. </div>
By Pavin Chachavalpongpun |
<p><em>An important agency is rendered toothless by its Quisling chairwoman</em><br /><br />Amara Pongsapich, the chairperson of Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission must have felt frustrated to hear that former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva had been charged with murder in connection with his role in a military crackdown against pro-Thaksin protesters in 2010.<br /></p>
<p>National Human Rights Commissioner Niran Phithakwatchara and members of an NHRC subcommittee have been accused of l&egrave;se majest&eacute; by the head of Kaeng Krachan National Park after they intervened in a project, which the park claims was implemented in honour of the King.</p>
By National Human Rights Commission |
<p>According to the recent media reports stating that National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT) supports the amendment to Section 112 of the Penal Code, the NHRCT wishes to announce the inaccuracy of the said reports. The NHRCT sees that Section 112 serves to protect the prestige of the monarchy as Head of State in the same way as protection accorded to other Head of Foreign States as specified in section 133 of the Penal Code and the international principles of the State to protect its monarchy. Therefore, the previous media reports were false and inaccurate.</p>
<p>A group of officials at the National Human Rights Commission have expressed discontent in a letter sent to the media over the fact that two members of the Nitirat group were invited to give lectures in the orientation for new recruits on 13-14 Jan.</p>
By Pravit Rojanaphruk, The Nation |
<p>The National Human Rights Commission will take a stance on what to do with the lese-majeste law by the end of this year, NHRC chairperson Prof Amara Pongsapich said yesterday(Thursday).</p>
<p>On 18 May, the National Human Rights Commission&rsquo;s Subcommittee on Civil and Political Rights held a discussion on the l&egrave;se majest&eacute; law, attended by academics, activists and individuals affected by the law.</p>
By Pokpong Lawansiri |
<p>On 28th February 2011, the Thai Foreign Minister Mr. Kasit Piromya, addressed the 16th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva at its High Level Segment (HLS). The HLS, which takes place in March of each year, was the first Ministerial level speech that Thailand delivered since it was elected as a member of the Council in May 2010. </p>
By Pravit Rojanaphruk, The Nation |
<p>The military should withdraw armed soldiers from BTS Skytrain and MRT subway stations and lift immediately the emergency decree which has been imposed for nearly six months. The prolonged decree and soldiers' presence is militarising Thai society and creating fear among those who oppose the government, said Patchanee Kumnak, a committee member of Social Move, a fringe group of Thai leftists.</p>
<p>On 9 Aug, a local red-shirt leader and three students from Chiang Rai who had been charged by local police with violating the Emergency Decree went to the Office of the National Human Rights Commission in Bangkok, in response to an invitation to provide information to the Commission.</p>