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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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IHRP faculty collaborate on book "Rights to Culture: Heritage, Language, and Community in Thailand"

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The faculty of the IHRP are regularly involved in producing important works on a variety of human rights and peace related subjects. Recently, Dr. Coeli Barry, Lecturer at the IHRP, was the editor for the book, "Rights to Culture: Heritage, Language, and Community in Thailand". Furthermore, IHRP Lectures, Bencharat Sae Chua, Dr. Mike Hayes, and Dr. Matthew Mullens wrote and collaborated on chapters on subjects ranging from land rights to cultural rights of urban minorities.

Purchase a copy of the book here:

Kindle: http://goo.gl/rsHIkV
iBooks: http://goo.gl/PMUuS1

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Exploring Human Rights: Article by Article-09-12-14

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Exploring Human Rights Seminar Series

Discussion in both English and Thai.

HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE “STATE OF EMERGENCY”


December 11, 2014

1:30-4.00 pm.

Panyaphiphat Building, Mahidol University

Salaya Campus

Speakers

Pawinee Chumsri      Thai Lawyers for Human Rights

Sam Zarifi                   International Commission of Jurists

A representative from the UN Office of High Commissioner on Human Rights*
* To be confirmed.

 The seminar series brings together experts to discuss how the international standards are translated into domestic laws, and how they are protected.

 To be discussed in future seminars are (from the International Covenant on Civil & Political Rights, ICCPR)

ICCPR Art 7:       Freedom from Torture 

ICCPR Art 9:       Right to judicial procedure

ICCPR Art 21:     Right to Peaceful Assembly

 Getting to Salaya

From BTS Bang Wa: Salaya Link (van to campus) http://www.music.mahidol.ac.th/salayalink/
From Victory Monument: Bus # 515
Contact: http://www.ihrp.mahidol.ac.th


Catholic Women for Peace ... Peace to all congregations

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No content english version

Art Peace 2014

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Thai language only.