JOINT CIVIL SOCIETY SHADOW REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ICERD
Replies to the List of Themes CERD/C/THA/Q/4-8 105th CERD session (15 November - 3 December)
25 October 2021
Manushya Foundation, the Justice for Peace Foundation, the Thai CSOs Coalition for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), and the Thai Business and Human Rights (BHR) Network prepared a Shadow Report replying to the List of Themes identified by the CERD Committee in September 2021.
This Joint CERD Shadow Report provides an inclusive and accurate overview of the most challenging issues faced by communities and marginalised groups in Thailand related to racial discrimination. These communities and groups include: Indigenous Peoples and Women; Ethnic minorities; people from Isaan (Khon Isaan); Malayu Muslims in Southern Thailand; Malayu women; Refugees and Asylum seekers; Stateless persons; Migrant workers; Victims of human trafficking; Sex workers; LGBTIQ+ People. This report highlights the challenges they face with respect to racial discrimination in their daily life, but as well during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Shadow Report is prepared based on the CERD Report of July 2020 with the latest developments from August 2020 to October 2021 gathered by Manushya Foundation, Justice for Peace Foundation and members of the Thai CSOs Coalition for the UPR through field missions, interviews, and data gathered to inform Thailand's 3rd UPR cycle taking place on 10 November 2021 and Thailand’s CERD review, taking place on 22-23 November 2021. The UPR Advocacy Factsheets prepared for Thailand UPR III also form the basis for this CERD shadow report responding to the LOT which also provides credible evidence on issues that have not been identified by the CERD Committee.