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National Human Rights Commission of Thailand Associate Member since 2016

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Women human rights defenders face threats and intimidation

08 Mar 2018 Thailand

NHRIs join push to improve health outcomes for trans people

05 Oct 2017 Thailand

Civil society urges concrete steps on business and human rights

13 Jun 2017 Thailand

Rights groups join global campaign to abolish death penalty

12 Oct 2016 Thailand
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APF membership

The Commission was admitted as a full member of the APF in 2002 (7th Annual Meeting) and retained this status until 2016. It became an associate member in 2016 following an accreditation decision of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions.


The National Human Rights Commission of Thailand was established under the National Human Rights Commission Act (1999). It began operating in July 2001.

Role and functions

Under the Act, the Commission has the responsibility to:

  • Promote the respect for human rights at domestic and international levels
  • Examine and report the commission or omission of acts which violate human rights or which do not comply with obligations under the international human rights treaties to which Thailand is a party
  • Propose polices and amendments of laws, rules and regulations for the promotion and protection of human rights
  • Promote human rights education and research, including the dissemination of human rights information
  • Promote co-ordination and cooperation with governmental agencies, nongovernmental organisations and others in order to strengthen human rights in the society
  • Prepare two annual reports on the human rights situation in the country and on the Commission's annual performance
  • Give opinions when the government considers being a party to human rights treaties.


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2017 APF Biennial Conference

03 Dec 2017 Thailand

APF 22 Annual Meeting Program

03 Dec 2017 Thailand

Report of the Conference on the Yogyakarta Principles

29 Aug 2017 Thailand

Conference on the Yogyakarta Principles: Speakers' biographies

22 May 2017 Thailand
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  1. Women and child in a shop - APF/Michael Power