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    UN agency flags Thailand over human rights covenant

    News, Published on 29/06/2015

    » The Committee of the United Nations International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) reproved Thailand earlier this month for a lack of recognition of entrenched discrimination and for having little clear substantive policy on the cultural rights of ethnicities, including self-determination. The covenant is part of the International Bill of Human Rights and is therefore a key piece of human rights legislation.


    Taking time to smell the roses

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 29/06/2015

    » If travelling helps you grow as a person, then my growth must have been stunted over the past five years when I laid low and concentrated on my house reconstruction and other distractions.


    Drug traffic is worsening

    News, Published on 29/06/2015

    » An anti-drug effort currently underway brings together and melds the traffic-fighting policies of four countries — Thailand, Laos, Myanmar and China which share the Mekong River. Drug agents call their experiment the Safe Mekong Coordination Centre. The headquarters are in Chiang Mai, where drug-busting efforts have been centred for 50 years. In that half-century anti-drug forces have killed hundreds, jailed thousands and spent millions. And last week they admitted the twin problems of drug trafficking and abuse are worsening.

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