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EU envoy discusses human rights with Somsak

By The Nation

 

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Pirrka Tapiola (Left) and Somsak Thepsutin (Right)

 

The European Union's ambassador to Thailand met Justice Minister Somsak Thepsutin on Friday (December 13) to discuss human rights.

 

 

The Justice Minister and EU Ambassador Pirrka Tapiola discussed many issues, such as cooperation in human rights activities, implementing the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights, and promoting drafts of the Spouse Registration Act and Prevention and Suppression of Torture and Enforced Disappearances Act.

 

Tapiola praised Thailand for being the first country in Asia to push the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights until success was achieved. He also congratulated the country on successfully forming a government after elections.

 

"The Council of the European Union on Foreign Affairs has already acknowledged Thailand’s political development, and we have confidence that the Justice Ministry will play an important role in promoting and protecting people's rights and liberties, as well as developing the country," he said.

 

Meanwhile, Somsak told the ambassador that his ministry will prioritise developing and promoting bills in accordance with human rights, while he also expressed gratitude to the EU for their trust in the country’s potential and cooperation in human rights.

 

"This visit reflects the close relationship between Thailand and the EU in business, politics and human rights for sustainable development of both countries and regions," he said.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30379451

 

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Human rights in Thailand means you have no rights take a look at the jails

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3 hours ago, rooster59 said:

EU envoy discusses human rights with Somsak

Discussion:

Somsak: So, how do you spell it?

Envoy: H U M A N  R I G H T S

Somsak: Thanks.

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So what does the proposed Spouse Registration Act say ?  Will it give some "human rights" to spouses of Thai nationals ? I think the "rights" are currently different for male and female spouses of Thai citizens ?

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3 hours ago, Tony M said:

So what does the proposed Spouse Registration Act say ?  Will it give some "human rights" to spouses of Thai nationals ? I think the "rights" are currently different for male and female spouses of Thai citizens ?

I hope it includes a settlement visa with an easy path for citizenship.

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6 hours ago, Tony M said:

So what does the proposed Spouse Registration Act say ?  Will it give some "human rights" to spouses of Thai nationals ? I think the "rights" are currently different for male and female spouses of Thai citizens ?

Proposed Spouse Registration Act...? Could anyone enlighten me?

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7 hours ago, CLS said:

I hope it includes a settlement visa with an easy path for citizenship.

And property ownership for foreigners

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The Council of the European Union on Foreign Affairs has already acknowledged Thailand’s political development, and we have confidence that the Justice Ministry will play an important role in promoting and protecting people's rights and liberties, as well as developing the country

 

An absolutely mind boggling statement. 

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Hardly see the correlation between Human and rights in Thailand , just ask those bastions of freedom, the press club and their gathering being axed last week by the clowns in brown.

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