The ASEAN Human Rights Declaration – Impacts and Prospects for the Human Rights Regime in Thailand

24 December 2012, Windsor Suites Hotel, Bangkok

Jointly hosted by Hanns Seidel Foundation and the German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG), Faculty of Law, Thammasat University



Busadee Santipitaks, Deputy Director-General, Department for ASEAN Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand

 “The ASEAN Human Rights Declaration – Main Issues and Concerns”


Chalida Tajaroensuk, Director, People’s Empowerment Foundation

Panel Discussion 2: Response by Thai State Institutions to the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration

Panelists: Representatives of state institutions with brief input statements

Hon. Maneewon Phromnoi, Judge, Supreme Administrative Court of Thailand

Sombat Peutthipongsapuc, Chief Judge, Office of the President of the Supreme Court, Court of Justice

Pol. Col. Naras Savestanan, Director General, Right and Liberties Protection Department, Ministry of Justice of Thailand

Vatcharin Panyaprasert, Director, Local Development Planning Division, Department for Local Administration, Ministry of Interior of Thailand

Suttiphol Suthanvuthi, Investigator, Senior Professional Level, Anti-Money Laundering Office of Thailand

Panel Discussion 3: CSOs’ Response to the Chances and Challenges of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration

Panelists: Representatives of CSOs with brief input statements

Laurent Meillan, Human Rights Officer, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Regional Office for Southeast Asia

Suntaree Rangkusone, Country Director, Oxfam (GB) in Thailand

Michiko Ito, Resettlement Officer, International Organization for Migration

Veerawit Tianchainan, Executive Director, Thai Committee for Refugees Foundation

Representative Chidchanok Sumantrakul, Foundation for Labor and Employment Promotion