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National Human Rights Commission of Thailand Associate Member since 2016

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Rights groups join global campaign to abolish death penalty

12 Oct 2016 Thailand
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Public left out of development planning

21 May 2016 Thailand

Women human rights defenders recognised

11 Mar 2016 Thailand

Ensuring marginalised voices are heard on the international stage

24 Oct 2015 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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Integrating Internal Displacement into the Work of NHRIs: Thailand

30 Sep 2016 Thailand

APF 16: Concluding Statement

17 Nov 2015 Thailand

APF 16: Keynote Address, President, Administrative Court of Thailand

17 Nov 2015 Thailand

APF 16: Opening Remarks, Chairperson, National Reform Assembly

17 Nov 2015 Thailand
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  1. Women and child in a shop - APF/Michael Power