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Thai Legal Expert: The UN can Play a Crucial Role on Article 112

Phil Seangkrai, a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, says in his interview with 112WATCH that international organisations like the United Nations can play a crucial role in raising awareness on the problem with Article 112.

July 6, 2022

Phil Seangkrai said that The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is one framework designed for raising awareness. But he is less optimistic when it comes real achievement. The existence of the lese-majeste law in itself is a great barrier in starting any conversation on the subject. The way in which the law has been interpreted and abused certainly has sent a chilling effect on anyone wanting to raise this issue, even among human rights defenders.



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