UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review

9 05 2016

PPT reproduces this from a UN media release:

Thailand’s human rights record to be reviewed by Universal Periodic Review

GENEVA (6 May 2016) – Thailand’s human rights record will be examined by
the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group
for the second time on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 in a meeting that will be
webcast live.

Thailand is one of the 14 States to be reviewed by the UPR Working Group
during its upcoming session taking place from 2 to 13 May.  Thailand’s
first UPR took place on 5 October 2011.

The documents on which the reviews are based are: 1) national report –
information provided by the State under review 2) information contained in
the reports of independent human rights experts and groups, known as the
Special Procedures, human rights treaty bodies, and other UN entities; 3)
information provided by other stakeholders including national human rights
institutions, regional organizations and civil society groups.

Among the issues raised in the above-mentioned documents are: the expansion
of internal policing powers for the military; addressing reports of torture
and ill-treatment by security and military officials; cases involving
lèse-majesté; the use of the death penalty; cases of enforced
disappearances; martial law and special emergency laws in southern border
provinces; discrimination and racial profiling against Malayu Thais;
freedom of expression and assembly; judicial inquiries into the killings of
journalists; addressing impunity; combatting human trafficking; respect for
the principle of non-refoulement; eradicating forced labour; measures to
protect economic, social and cultural rights and towards poverty reduction;
steps to ensure migrant workers’ rights and access to social services; the
rights of migrants and refugees, particularly Rohingyas; and the August
constitutional referendum.

The three reports serving as the basis for the review of Thailand on 11 May
can be found here:

Location: Room 20, Palais des Nations, Geneva
Time and date: 09.00 – 12.30, Wednesday 11 May (Geneva time, GMT +1 hour)

The UPR is a unique process which involves a periodic review of the human
rights records of all 193 UN Member States.  Since its first meeting was
held in April 2008, all 193 UN member States have been reviewed during the
first UPR cycle and 168 thus far during the second cycle.  The second
review of States aims to highlight human rights developments in the country
since its first review and provides an opportunity for States under review
to spell out steps taken to implement recommendations posed during their
first reviews.

The delegation of Thailand will be headed by Mr. Charnchao Chaiyanukij,
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice

The three country representatives serving as rapporteurs (“troika”) for the
review of Thailand are:  El Salvador, France and Maldives

The webcast of the session will be at http://webtv.un.org

The list of speakers and all available statements to be delivered during
the review of Thailand will be posted on the UPR Extranet at the following
link [username:  hrc extranet (with space); password: 1session]:

The UPR Working Group is scheduled to adopt the recommendations made to
Thailand at 17.30 on 13 May.  The State under review may wish to express
its positions on recommendations posed to it during their review.  The
recommendations will be shared with the media on this day in advance.


For more information and media requests, please contact Rolando Gómez at
+41 (0) 22 917 9711 /  rgomez@ohchr.org  or Cédric Sapey at +41 (0) 22 917
9751 / csapey@ohchr.org

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