Thailand: Ratification and Implementation of the UN Convention against Torture

Friday, June 8, 2007
Date: 26-28 June 2007
Bangkok, Thailand

National Human Rights Commission of Thailand

Asia-Pacific Forum for National Human Rights Institutions

  • A one-day roundtable discussion on the challenges raised by Thailand’s accession to the UNCAT
  • Launch of the Thai version of the APT Visits Guide and REDRESS Handbook on the occasion of the International Day in Support for Victims of Torture (26 June)
  • A two-day workshop on the methodology of visits to places of detention
  • Additional meetings with national NGOs to look into other related matters (ie. Prosecution of torture cases before courts)
Expected Outcome:
  • Ratification of the UNCAT by Thailand
  • Increased understanding by relevant authorities of what measures ought to be taken to fully implement the UNCAT
  • Increased understanding of the reporting process before the Committee against Torture
  • Identification of practical steps needed to be taken to further prevent torture in the country
  • Increased ability of the NHRC commissioners and staff to conduct visits to all types of places of detention and make sound recommendations on the basis of their observations
Contact Person: Philippe Tremblay, APT Asia-Pacific Programme Officer

Monitoring Places of Detention: A Practical Guide (Thai)


APT - NHRC - REDRESS Publication (Thai)



NHRC Thailand