Translation Draft Prevention and Suppression of Torture and Enforced Disappearance Act B.E. ….(People version)

Translation

Draft Prevention and Suppression of Torture and Enforced Disappearance Act

B.E. ….(People version)

Memorandum of Principle and Rationale of

Draft Prevention and Suppression of Torture and Enforced Disappearance Act

B.E. ….

                                                           

 

Principle

To promulgate a law on prevention and suppression of torture and enforced disappearance to protect the rights to life, liberty and bodily and mental integrity of all persons without any discrimination and to implement effective measures to prevent torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, and enforced disappearance with the State having the duty to act promptly to ensure the victims’ wellbeing and safety, support and help the victims effectively, including compensation and remedy for their physical and mental damage, monitoring and investigation of complaints to bring perpetrators to justice, and implementation of measures to prevent recurrence of the violations.

 

Rationale

Whereas torture, other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and enforced disappearance by public officials are considered severe violations of human rights and unacceptable under any circumstances and since Thailand is a party to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and has signed the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance; therefore, it is necessary to have the provisions that specifically determine the offenses as well as measures to prevent and suppress the commission of offenses, remedy the affected person, and other relevant measures to facilitate effective compliance with requirements of such conventions, which will raise Thailand’s standard of human rights protection to be on par with international standards. Thus, it is essential to promulgate the law on prevention and suppression of torture and enforced disappearance.

 


Draft

Prevention and Suppression of Torture and Enforced Disappearance Act

B.E. ….

                                       

Thai version

20-02-17 Draft bill Anti_Torture_ED_Law- Peoples version

English version

EN_Draft_Anti_Torture_ED_Law_People version_Nov 2019

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