ICJ submission on Thailand to the UN Committee against Torture

The ICJ has submitted an alternative report in advance of the Committee against Torture examination of Thailand’s initial report under the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

The ICJ submission draw’s the Committee’s attention to concerns related to:

  • Security laws in Thailand providing for enlarged executive powers of administrative detention without adequate judicial supervision;
  • The failure by Thai authorities to prosecute perpetrators of torture or ill-treatment; and
  • The failure by authorities to prevent, investigate and prosecute gender-based violence.

The Committee will examine Thailand’s initial report during its 52nd session held in April to May 2014, following which it will adopt Concluding Observations setting out recommendations to the Government.

Thailand-CAT52-AlternativeReport-LegalSubmission-2014 (download full submission in PDF)

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