Thailand: the ICJ expresses deep concern regarding recent political violence and calls for an impartial and independent investigation

The ICJ expresses deep concern and regrets the violence and associated loss of life in Bangkok on the evening  of  10  April  2010.

We send our deepest condolences to the families of all those who were killed during  these events, and urge all parties and  individuals  to pursue peaceful solutions  to  the current political conflict. The ICJ believes that peaceful reconciliation will be best served if all those involved respect the rule of law and comply with international standards, especially those relating to the  use  of  force,  full  and  transparent investigations  into alleged human rights violations, and protection of fundamental rights  including freedom of expression. In this public statement the ICJ highlights the content of these long-standing and widely accepted international standards.

Thailand-ICJ concern violence-press release-2010 (full text in English, PDF)

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