Special Rapporteur on Torture to visit Thailand

Monday, May 21, 2012

The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Mr Juan Mendez will visit Thailand in February 2014.

This follows the Thai government’s announcement at the adoption of the Universal Periodic Review report in March 2012 that it would invite the Special Rapporteur on Torture.

The visit will provide an opportunity to highlight specific concerns about torture held by civil society in Thailand. The Thai government’s initial report to the Committee Against Torture is still pending.