Human rights

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Human rights classes in schools urged

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will ask the cabinet to introduce lessons about basic human rights in schools nationwide next year.Commissioner Prakairatana Thontiravong said the NHRC has produced a handbook for teaching youngsters about human rights and developed lessons on the subject. The content ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Human rights defenders at risk in Asia

‘In Asia, we are witnessing more and more human rights defenders being subjected to increasingly severe forms of violations, particularly killings, simply for defending human rights, ’says Sejin Kim, Programme Manager of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), during the launch of ...

Songkhla disseminates Suppression of Torture and Enforced Disappearance

Songkhla has cooperated with the Southern Rights and Liberties Protection Office to continue to disseminate knowledge and understanding about the Suppression of Torture and Enforced Disappearance Act.Deputy Provincial Governor of Songkhla Phairoj Charitngarm presided over the opening session of the workshop to disseminate knowledge and ...

Tewit Kemtong

Thailand moves to ease plight of asylum-seekers’ & refugees’ children

Seven Thailand government agencies have today (Jan 21) inked an agreement that will allow the children of refugees and asylum seekers to be freed from Immigration Detention Centres (IDC).The Memorandum of Understanding on the Determination of Measures and Approaches Alternative to Detention of Children in ...

John Le Fevre

Asian Youth Partnership on Business and Human Rights

During 23 – 25 August 2018, the Department of International Organisations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the Department of Rights and Liberties, Ministry of Justice, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) South-East Asia Regional ...

The National Human Rights Commission conducted field visit to Chiang Rai Special Economic Zone and found no progress.

At 9.00 AM on April 18, at the community hall of Thung Ngew in Satan sub-district of Chiang Khong district in Chiang Rai province, Mrs.Tuanjai Deted, Chairwomen of the Sub-Committee on Community Rights and Resources Base, along with relevant members and Mr. Harnnarong Yaowalert, President ...

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