Anni Report for NHRI
People’s Empowerment Foundation (PEF), as a member organization of the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) and a part of Thai Coalition for National Human Rights Institution, has been responsible for conducting the Report on the Performance and Establishment of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia, also known as ANNI Report (for Thailand) for the past 10 years.
The annual ANNI Report is based on country reports with analysis of the performance of each country’s national human rights institution, or the progress made towards the possible establishment of a national human rights institution for the previous year and the first quarter of the current year. The country reports are structured according to ANNI Reporting Guidelines that were consulted on, discussed, and framed by the ANNI members during the annual Regional Consultation of ANNI.
There are altogether 36 members of ANNI, with each organization being responsible for conducting one’s own country report while Forum-Asia, as the secretariat of ANNI performed the task of edition, consolidation and publication of the reports sent from all countries.
As for 2018, the Reporting Guidelines were discussed and framed during the 11th Regional Consultation of ANNI, held in Kathmandu Nepal in March 2018. Data collecting, writing and editing of country reports took around 5 months from start to finish. As concluded by Forum-Asia, The 2018 ANNI Report analyses the performance and effectiveness of national human rights institutions across the Asia-Pacific region by employing the lens of the Paris Principles together with the General Observations of the GANHRI Sub-Committee on Accreditation (SCA) including, for instance, an examination of the mandates of the NHRIs, the pluralism of the national human rights Commissioners, and NHRIs’ engagement with civil society.
For Thailand, the focus of 2018 report was placed on the selection of the fourth NHRCT and the comparison of 1999 and 2017 NHRC Act, under the title “THE COMING OF A NEW COMMISSION – THAILAND’S HUMAN RIGHTS CHALLENGES AMIDST POLITICAL TENSION”.
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