Human Rights During the State of Emergency

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On Thursday December 11, 2014 the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP) at Mahidol University held the event "Human Rights During the State of Emergency". This event was part of the IHRP's "Human Rights: Article by Article" seminar series which aims to enable public discussions on the relevant international human rights standards and their application in the Thai context.         

Representatives from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, International Commission of Jurists, and Thai Lawyers for Human Rights.


Representatives from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights,
International Commission of Jurists, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights, and Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies.


This most recent seminar in the series was attended by approximately 50 participants, including a number of Thai news outlets as well as three uniformed soldiers from a military unit stationed in the Puttamonthon area. The presenters included representatives from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, International Commission of Jurists and Thai Lawyers for Human Rights. They shared concerns about the human rights situation in Thailand, particularly after the coup d'etat and the enforcement of Martial Law in May 2014. The main areas of concern focused on the escalation of arbitrary arrests and detention, land rights, the right to a fair trial, and the use of Military Courts to try civilians.


Dr.Pratubjit Neelapaijit, Dr. Yanuar Sumarlan,
and other attendees at the event

Military presence at the event

For further information on the seminar please see the IHRP event page http://www.ihrp.mahidol.ac.th/index.php/en/news/117-exploring-human-rights-article-by-article-09-12-14-

Link to the news report on the event in Thai: http://www.prachatai.com/journal/2014/12/56969

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