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    New dawn for those with disabilities

    News, Seree Nonthasoot, Published on 24/12/2018

    » The adoption of the "Asean Enabling Masterplan 2025: Mainstreaming the Rights of Persons with Disabilities" at the Singapore Summit in November marks a new milestone for persons with disabilities in the community. For the first time since the commencement of Asean in 2015, the leaders have shown to people with disabilities what it means to be part of a "People-Centred Community".


    Calls for abolition of the death penalty gather pace

    News, Seree Nonthasoot, Published on 15/03/2017

    » The death penalty is again at the centre of attention. Earlier this month the United Nations Human Rights Council organised in Geneva the Biennial High-Level Panel on the subject and very recently the Coalition against the Death Penalty in Asean (Cadpa) launched its namesake campaign in Bangkok with participants of civil society organisations from across the region. As a participant at both events, I have noted five key issues.


    Thai action plan a step to rights protection by business

    News, Seree Nonthasoot, Published on 28/01/2017

    » By initiating a process to draft a national action plan on business and human rights (NAP) to implement the guiding principles adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council, Thailand has taken a crucial step to ensure its commercial enterprises will adhere to human rights protection.


    Asean moves boldly to end death penalty

    News, Seree Nonthasoot, Published on 10/10/2016

    » To mark World Day Against the Death Penalty today, Thailand and other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have reason to revisit and recommit efforts to abolishing capital punishment.


    Asean can no longer sidestep its rights obligations

    News, Seree Nonthasoot, Published on 25/07/2016

    » In 2007, the 10 members of the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations celebrated the adoption of the Asean Charter that for the first time in the region's history includes human rights as one of its principles and objectives.


    A new era begins for the disabled in Asean

    News, Seree Nonthasoot, Published on 18/06/2016

    » The year 2016 marks a momentous milestone for the peoples of Asean and, in particular, persons with disabilities who are our fellow Asean citizens. To begin with, the commencement of the Asean Community guided by the new Asean Vision 2025: Forging Ahead Together brings a greater promise on human rights.

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