Thailand Background

Beginning in August 2009, the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) worked in Thailand to promote human rights and strengthen the provision of justice for victims of human-rights violations. With support from the U.S Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, ABA ROLI worked with local partners to: identify procedural gaps in cases involving human rights abuses and improve the monitoring of ongoing cases; educate key stakeholders on the right to seek compensation for human rights abuses; build the capacity of lawyers to better protect their clients’ human rights and utilize forensic evidence; and raise awareness about human rights principles at the local and national levels.