Will Thailand’s New Legislation to Screen Refugees Protect Refugees?

Will Thailand’s New Legislation to Screen Refugees Protect Refugees?


In December 2019, Thailand’s Prime Minister's Office passed a regulation to establish a national screening mechanism to identify and recognize refugees. The government is expected initiate its implementation this year. During this week, panelists will discuss the status of the government’s implementation plans, how this mechanism may benefit both refugees and Thais, and what more is needed. 


  • Video messages from four refugees speaking about the refugee screening legislation
  • Police Lieutenant Colonel Saksan Koatsing, Deputy Superintendent 4, Immigration Bureau, Royal Thai Police
  • Dr. Bhanubhatra Jittiang, Political Faculty, Chulalongkorn University
  • Chatchai Amornlerdwattana, Litigation Lawyer, Refugee Rights Litigation Project
  • Chernjuti Tempithak, Associate Refugee Status Determination Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Thananuch Sanguansak, Freelance Journalist


Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (Bangkok time). 


Zoom Webinar. Click here to register.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00
Organiser or Host: 
CRSP, Amnesty, Fortify Rights