HRDs being interviewed by journalists


16th Year of Somchai’s Disappearance Committed to Memory: the Disappeared and Those They Left Behind

9 March 2020

On 11 March 2020, the Neelapaijit Family, Amnesty International  Thailand, Cross-Cultural Foundation, Human Rights Lawyer Association, International Commission of Jurists, Protection International, and UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia, with the support of the European Union, will co-host an exhibition featured personal belongings of those who disappeared or went missing, followed by a public forum to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the enforced disappearance of Mr. Somchai Neelapaijit and other cases. 12th March 2020 is the 16th anniversary of the enforced disappearance of Mr. Somchai Neelapaijit, a prominent human rights lawyer. He disappeared after being stopped on a road in Bangkok on 12 March 2004 and was abducted from his car by a group of police officers. He has not been seen since. After 16 years since his disappearance, Somchai’s fate and whereabouts remain unknown. The forum will echo the voices of the victims and their challenges, discuss the progress and development of the investigations, and evaluate the progress in Thailand’s legal framework toward addressing this critical matter.

Date:          Wednesday 11 March 2020

Venue:      Multi-Function Room, 1st Floor, Bangkok Art & Culture

                 Centre (BACC) (BTS National Stadium Station)

Time:         Panel Discussion: 14.00-16.00 hrs.

                  Exhibition Open: 10.00-19.00 hrs.

Language: English and Thai with simultaneous interpretation

Kindly confirm your participation by Monday, 9th March 2020 by clicking here.

For more information, go to the Facebook page of the event or find a more detailed agenda here.