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AIPP and Network of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand made joint submission for Thailand’s ICCPR

14 Feb 2017

AIPP and Network of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand (NIPT) submitted a joint civil society report to the UN Human Rights Committee on the implementation of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) in Thailand for the forthcoming ICCPR review of Thailand.

The report, submitted as replies to the list of issues produced by the Committee, details the situation of violence against indigenous women, right to life of indigenous persons, human trafficking in indigenous communities, non-recognition of indigenous rights, statelessness, lack of participation in decision-making and non-recognition and violations of land rights of indigenous peoples, which are in violation of ICCPR obligations of Thailand. Accordingly, some key recommendations to Thailand in the report include

  • To ensure that the Gender Equality Act 2015 provides full protection discrimination and violence for indigenous women
  • To resume and expedite investigation into disappearances of indigenous and other persons with necessary legal framework in line with international human rights standards
  • To take concrete steps to combat human trafficking, ensuring that rights of indigenous women and girls are respected, protected and fulfilled
  • To ensure indigenous peoples are recognized in constitutional and legal framework as peoples with distinct identities and collective rights
  • To establish a specific mechanism for full and effective participation of indigenous peoples in decision-making
  • To review land and forest related laws to recognize tenure and resource management systems of indigenous peoples

AIPP acknowledges the technical assistance of Manushya Foundation for preparing and making the submission, which is available on OHCHR website at the link

Click here to download full report.