Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review: Thailand (A/HRC/19/8)

Report
from UN General Assembly, UN Human Rights Council
Published on 08 Jan 2012 View Original

Introduction

1 . The Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), established in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 5/1 of 18 June 2007, held its twelfth session from 3 to 14 October 2011. The review of Thailand was held at the 6th meeting on 5 October 2011. The delegation of Thailand was headed by Sihasak Phuangketkeow, Special Envoy of the Royal Thai Government. At its 10th meeting held on 7 October 2011, the Working Group adopted the report on Thailand.

2 . On 20 June 2011, the Human Rights Council selected the following group of rapporteurs (troika) to facilitate the review of Thailand: Cuba, Indonesia and Nigeria.

3 . In accordance with paragraph 15 of the annex to resolution 5/1, the following documents were issued for the review of Thailand:

(a) A national report submitted/written presentation made in accordance with paragraph 15 (a) (A/HRC/WG.6/12/THA/1 and Corr.1);

(b) A compilation prepared by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in accordance with paragraph 15 (b) (A/HRC/WG.6/12/THA/2);

(c) A summary prepared by OHCHR in accordance with paragraph 15 (c) (A/HRC/WG.6/12/THA/3).

4 . A list of questions prepared in advance by the Czech Republic, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland was transmitted to Thailand through the troika. These questions are available on the extranet of the UPR.