Swedish Ambassador met with Thai human rights defender

Sweden’s Ambassador to Thailand, Staffan Herrström, met on 18 December with human rights defender Sutharee Wannasiri.

Photo: Katarina Svensson

During their conversation, Sutharee shared her view on the development of Thailand’s National Action Plan on business and human rights, initiated by a recommendation from Sweden during Thailand’s second Universal Periodic Review in May 2016.

Furthermore, Sutharee also provided her analysis on the situation for human rights defenders in Thailand.

The Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok calls the meeting fruitful.

Sutharee Wannasiri is a Thailand human rights specialist with Fortify Rights. She has been working since 2009 to address key human rights concerns in Thailand with national, international, and UN agencies.

Her work focuses on documenting the situation regarding civil and political rights and the protection of rights defenders in Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries. She received an MA in human rights practice from an Erasmus Mundus joint program.

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