NHRC compromised (again)

26 04 2010

Regular readers will know that PPT has blogged previously on the National Human Rights Commission that came to office under the current government. It has justified the use of force against protesters, failed on several issues related to migrants and refugees, is compromised by its membership and has been criticized for lack of credentials and its initial statement on weak human rights. It did surface recently from its soft, do-nothing bunker offering to broker talks with the red shirts, while appearing at the side of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.

So it is no surprise to see this compromised and apparently hopeless organization reported in The Nation (26 April 2010) as telling people to “sue red shirts if they violate their rights…”. This seems to have to do with red shirts blocking roads. National Human Rights Commission chairwoman Amara Pongsapich who has strong links to Privy Council President General Prem Tinsulanonda, said: “Police cannot allow any unauthorised person to conduct a search or intimidate others…”. That would be all fine and dandy except that the NHRC has been all but silent on every violation of the rights of red shirts. Wonder if it will ever say anything useful on the 25 deaths and 850 injuries on 10 April?


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