“The SCA acknowledges that the NHRCT has made recommendations to the Government of Thailand to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) and the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (CED).

Encouraging ratification of, or accession to, international human rights instruments, and the effective implementation of international human rights instruments to which the State is a party, is a key function of an NHRI. The Paris Principles further prescribe that NHRIs should promote and encourage the harmonization of national legislation, regulations, and practices with these instruments.

The SCA encourages the NHRCT to continue to implement its mandate by encouraging the ratification of/accession to international human rights instruments.”