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 Activities: 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 Documents: Monitoring Places of Detention: A Practical Guide (Thai) OPCAT FAQ (Thai) APT - NHRC - REDRESS Publication (Thai)