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By Harrison George |
<p>Well that was a right farce last Wednesday in Geneva, eh?&nbsp; Talk about a dialogue of the deaf.</p> <p>I am of course referring to Thailand’s starring role in the latest episode in the UPR saga of the UNHRC.&nbsp;</p> <p>And for those who don’t follow the arcane acronyms of international human rights (so how the hell did you get to this website?), let me explain that it was Thailand’s turn to sit in the naughty chair and face a barrage of questions and recommendations about how to improve its human rights record.</p>
<p>GENEVA (13 June 2014) – “Stability and reconciliation can hardly be achieved in Thailand if human rights guarantees are neglected,” a group of United Nations independent experts* said today, while urging the current authorities to reverse all measures affecting basic rights and to restore democratic rule in the country.<br /><br />“In moments of political crisis and turbulence, it is crucial to promote the full respect of the rule of law,” the human rights experts stressed.<br /></p>
By Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) |
<p>An Oral Statement to the 17th Session of the UN Human Rights Council from the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organization in general consultative status</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>