JPF calls on Thai Government to prevent enforced disappearances and ensure remedies for past disappearances

JPF calls on Thai Government to prevent enforced disappearances and ensure remedies for past disappearances – humanrights.asia, May 29, 2012
…JPF has found that two government policies directly contributed to increasing enforced disappearances in Thailand: the highly militarized counter-insurgency approach adopted in southern Thailand by various governments and the War on Narcotic Drugs beginning in 2003. In addition to these two policies, JPF has found that particular categories of people are vulnerable to enforced disappearances throughout Thailand. These are: (i) people with close relationships with officials and /or come into conflict with officials; (ii) activists engaged in human rights, political or corruption activism; (iii) witnesses of crimes or human rights violations; and (iv) migrants…

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