Somchai Neelapaijit Memorial Fund, Justice for Peace Foundation, Towards Ecological Recovery and Regional Alliances (TERRA), Amnesty International Thailand will host a panel discussion entitled “Human Rights in ASEAN: Lessons Learned from the Disappearance of Sombath Somphone and Somchai Neelapaijit.” The event takes place on March 27, 2013, from 9.30-12.00, at Jitti Tingsapat Meeting Room, 1st Floor, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University (Tha Phrachan Campus). The panelists comprise Angkhana Neelapaijit, Sriprapha Petcharamesree and Witoon Permpongsacharoen. Moreover, a statement by Mr Somphone’s wife will be read during the event.
The objective of the event is to raise awareness about human rights violation in the region, enforced disappearance, the two cases themselves and to commemorate 9th anniversary disappearance of Somchai in March. Moreover, the event organizers want to send out messages to ASEAN governments that they could not only focus on the cooperation on economics while ignoring the human rights violation in each countries. The cases of Sombath and Somchai show the failure of the rule of law, transparency and accountability of ASEAN.
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Human Rights in ASEAN: Lessons Learned from the Disappearance of Sombath Somphone and Somchai Neelapaijit
Wednesday, March 27, 2013, from 9.30-12.00, at Jitti Tingsapat Meeting Room, 1st Floor, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University (Tha Phrachan Campus)
09.30 – 9.45 Registration
9.45-10.00 Statement of Shui-Meng Ng, wife of Sombaht Somphone,
10.00-11.45 Panel discussion;
Angkhana Neelapaijit, president of Peace for Justice Foundation
Sriprapha Petcharamesree lecturer at the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University and former Thai Representative to the ASEAN
Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights
Witoon Permpongsacharoen, environmentalist who used to work with Sombath and Director of Mekong Energy and Ecology Network
Moderated by Pratubjit Neelapaijit
11.45 – 12.00 Questions from the audience
**interpretation from Thai to English is available.
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