Workshop for Thai civil society groups on effective alternative reporting to the UN Committee against Torture

The ICJ is organizing this workshop in collaboration with Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) and the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) from 17 – 18 November 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand.

The workshop is aimed at supporting and strengthening civil society groups in Thailand in their engagement at the international level to address key issues in the implementation of the UNCAT.

This is a follow-up to a previous workshop held by the ICJ together with the APT and OHCHR last January 2012 where Thai groups decided to submit an alternative report to the UN Committee against Torture.

The November workshop will have discussions on the role of the UN Committee against Torture, as well as key provisions of the UNCAT.

A representative from the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines will be sharing to Thai groups on the Commission’s experience on drafting an alternative report on the Philippines.