Stand up for human rights in Thailand - Join the Human Rights Defenders School 2018

Stand up for human rights in Thailand
Join the Human Rights Defenders School 2018

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Send your application now to the UN Human Rights Office in Bangkok to attend our Human Rights Defenders School Programme, ten days of intensive training designed to enhance the capacity of mid-level human rights professionals in the country.

Since 2014, the Human Rights Defenders School has trained 61 Thai human rights defenders, most of them women, and the number is growing.

The programme is staged over two-five day periods at Mahidol University Salaya Campus in Nakornprathom province. Applicants are required to attend both training sessions.

The first one, from 7 to 11 May 2018, will include sessions on international human rights standards, human rights documentation and interviewing skills, and physical and digital security training.

The second five-day training, from 3 to 7 September 2018, will cover international human rights treaties, UN human rights mechanisms, advocacy with the media, and cooperation with UN human rights mechanisms, state institutions and civil society organisations.

Applicants should be human rights defenders working on civil and political rights; economic, social and cultural rights; children's rights; labour rights; refugee and migrant rights; community human rights defenders; land rights activists; environmental human rights defenders; LGBTI rights, indigenous rights or others.

Women human rights defenders and human rights defenders operating in the provinces are encouraged to apply.

The UN Human Rights Office will cover travel, accommodation and a subsistence allowance for the successful candidates.

The deadline is 28 February 2018, and successful applicants will be notified by 19 March 2018.

Please send completed applications to For further information, call our Office on 02- 2882134.

Download application here


This year, 2018, is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the UN on 10 December 1948. The Universal Declaration - translated into a world record 500 languages - is rooted in the principle that "all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights." It remains relevant to everyone, every day. In honour of the 70thanniversary of this extraordinarily influential document, and to prevent its vital principles from being eroded, we are urging people everywhere to Stand Up for Human Rights:

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