Launch of the revised Minnesota Protocol on the Investigation of Potentially Unlawful Death (2016) in Thailand

International standards and guidelines and their relevance to the investigation of unlawful deaths in Thailand

6pm, Thursday May 25, 2017

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The Minnesota Protocol supplements the UN Principles on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions.

The UN Principles and the Minnesota Protocol have also been used around the world by national, regional and international courts, commissions and committees such as the UN Human Rights Committee, the European and Inter-American Courts of Human Rights and the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, States, international organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and have become an influential touchstone for death investigations.

The Minnesota Protocol contains sections on the international legal framework that applies to investigating potentially unlawful deaths, professional ethics, and how an investigation of potentially unlawful death should be conducted. It also contains a detailed set of guidelines on crime-scene investigation, interviews, the excavation of graves, on autopsy, and the analysis of skeletal remains.

On 25 May 2017, the Minnesota Protocol will be launched globally, including in Thailand by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the International Commission of Jurists, the Ministry of Justice of Thailand, and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bangkok.

Prof. Stuart Casey-Maslen, Pretoria University, Research Coordinator and Project Manager of the Minnesota Protocol.

Representative from the Ministry of Justice, Thailand.
Khun Angkhana Neelapaijit, representative of victims.

Kingsley Abbott, Senior International Legal Adviser for Southeast Asia, International Commission of Jurists, and member of the Minnesota Protocol Legal and Forensic Working Groups.

Kingsley Abbott (ICJ) +66 (0) 94 470 1345, kingsley.abbott@icj.org

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