Tackling Torture – OPCAT from Southeast Asian Perspectives

25 – 26 September 2014, Windsor Suites Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, Room Ploy, 11th Floor


25 Sep 2014: Southeast Asian Perspectives


Yu Kanosue, United Nation Human Rights Officer, Regional Office for South-East Asia, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

“International Human Rights Mechanisms in ASEAN”

Geronimo L Sy, Assistant Secretary, Department of Justice, Republic of the Philippines,

“The Philippines Experience on Torture”

Prof. H. Harry L. Roque, Jr., College of Law, University of the Philippines,

“Challenges to Philippine ratification of CAT and OPCAT”

Ny Chakrya, Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association,

“Prevention of Torture in Cambodia”

R. Narendra Jatna, Attorney / Narcotic Attaché, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Bangkok,

“Impact of CAT on Indonesia”

Endang S. Melani, National Commission of Human Rights, The Republic of Indonesia,

“CAT and OPCAT from Indonesian Perspectives”

James Nayagam, Commissioner,Human Rights Commission of Malaysia,

“CAT and OPCAT from Malaysian Perspectives”

Wong Kai Shing, Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University,

“The Implementation of CAT in China and Its Challenges”


26 Sep 2014: Thai Perspectives


Academic’s Perspective

Dr. Sriprapha Petcharamesree, Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University

“The State of CAT and its Optional Protocol in Thailand”

Assoc. Prof. Wichai Srirat, Faculty of Law, Sukhothaithammatiraj University

“Thailand’s Observance of Human Rights and International Compliance duties: with Reference to the Compliance with CAT”

State Organization’s Perspective

Santi Latifi, Human Right Officer, Professional Level, National Human Rights Commission of Thailand

“Roles and Duties of the Human Rights Commission in Thailand According to CAT and Prospects of OPCAT”

Chatrapee Kanthasorn, Penologist, Department of Correction

“Effects of CAT on the Work of the Department of Correction”

Nareeluc Pairchaiyapoom, Justice Officer, Department of Rights and Liberties Protection, Ministry of Justice

“Tasks and Performance of the Rights and Liberties Protection Department under CAT”

NGO’s and International Organization’s Perspective

Pornpen Klongkachonkeit, Director,Cross Cultural Foundation

“Experience of the Convention Against Torture and the Prospects of the Optional Protocol: NGO’s Perspective”

Representative, International Federation for Human Rights