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Public Event: Thailand Universal Periodic Review Live Webcast in Bangkok

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Flyer UPR25 Webcast Thailand (JPEG)

On 11 May 2016, FORUM-ASIA will co-host a live webcast of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Thailand from the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.  The live webcast is co-hosted with Amnesty International Thailand, the International Commission of Jurists, Justice For Peace Foundation, the Delegation of the European Union to Thailand, the Thai CSOs Coalition for UPR and UPR Info.

13.00   Registration

13.30   Introduction

Session I: Live Webcast

14.00 – Live webcast and Panel Discussion

  • “The downgrade of National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT), Enforced Disappearance and Torture” by Angkhana Neelapaijit (NHRCT Commissioner)
  • “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Assembly and Association” by Sunai Phasuk (Human Rights Watch)
  • “Refugees and Asylum Seekers” by Parinya Boonridrerthaikul (Asylum Access)
  • “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identities Rights” by Nada Chaiyajit (SOGI Rights Activist)
  • “Land Rights and Natural Resources” by Nattaporn Artharn (Legal Center for Human Rights)

Facilitaor: Pannikar Wanich (Voice TV news anchor)

16.30 – Q&A and drinks

Session II: UPR Follow up and Implementation  

  • Parinya Boonridrerthaikul, Coordinator Thai CSOs Coalition for the UPR, Director Asylum Access Thailand
  • Angkhana Neelapaijit, Commissioner, National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT)
  • Daniel Fieller, Second Secretary, British Embassy in Bangkok
  • Emilie Pradichit, Asia Regional Representative, UPR Info
  • Imesh Pokharel, Thailand Team Leader, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Facilitator: Pravit Rojanaphruk, Khaosod English Senior Journalist

18.30 – Sandra De Waele, Head of Political Section, Delegation of the European Union to Thailand

Venue: Blackbox Cafe (Ploenchit BTS Skytrain Station), Bangkok, Thailand

Time: 13:00 – 18:30

Click here to download the programme