Graphic: Women and child in a shop
Thailand: Commission urges support for communities hit hardest by COVID-1928 Jan 2021 Thailand
The Commission was admitted as a full member of the APF in 2002 (7th Annual Meeting) and retained this status until 2016. It became an associate member in 2016 following an accreditation decision of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI). In 2022, the Commission was re-accredited as an 'A status' institution by GANHRI and subsequently was readmitted as a full member of the APF.
Currently, the NHRCT has performed duties under the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand B.E. 2560 (2017) and the Organic Act on the National Human Rights Commission, B.E. 2560 (2017)
Role and functions
According to the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand B.E. 2560 (2017), the NHRCT shall have the duties and powers as follows:
- to examine and report the correct facts on violation of human rights in all cases without delay, and to suggest suitable measures or guidelines in order to prevent or redress human rights violation, including the provision of remedy to the person affected by the violation of human rights to the relevant State agencies or private sector;
- to prepare a report on the result of evaluation of human rights situation of the country to submit to the National Assembly and the Council of Ministers, and to disseminate it to public;
- to render recommendation on measures or guideline for the promotion and protection of human rights to the National Assembly, the Council of Ministers and relevant agencies, including the revision of any law, rule, regulation or order to conform to the principles of human rights;
- to explain and report the correct facts without delay when there is a report on human rights situation in Thailand which is incorrect or unfair;
- to promote awareness of the importance of human rights in every sector of the society;
- other duties and powers as provided by law.
Upon being informed of the report under (1) and (2) or the recommendation under (3), the Council of Ministers shall expeditiously make improvement and rectification as appropriate. If it is not possible or would take a certain period of time to proceed so, the Council of Ministers shall inform the reasons to the National Human Rights Commission without delay.
In the performance of duties, the National Human Rights Commission shall also take the happiness of Thai people and common interest of the country into consideration as important factor.
Ms. Pornprapai Ganjanarintr
Mrs. Preeda Kongpaen
Mr. Suchart Setthamalinee
Ms. Sayamol Kaiyoorawong
Ms. Pitikan Sithidej
Mr. Wasan Paileeklee
The new official emblem of the Office of the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand has been endorsed by the resolution of the National Human Rights Commission at the meeting on 28 January 2020, according to the Official Emblem Act B.E. 2482 (1939). It was announced in the Royal Gazette on 19 March 2020.
APF 24: Presentation by the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand18 Sep 2019 Thailand
- Women and child in a shop - APF/Michael Power