Cover - Reflecting on Thailand's Path Towards Abolishing the Death Penalty

Panel discussion to garner support for the universal abolition of capital punishment

Chiang Mai University | 11 October 2023

The European Union strongly opposes the death penalty. It is part of a growing global movement to end capital punishment, which is considered by many to be discriminatory, irreparable and a violation of the right to life.

Every year, the World Day Against the Death Penalty is marked on 10 October to encourage public awareness of the death penalty towards its universal abolition. In this connection, the EU Delegation to Thailand will host a panel discussion ‘Reflecting on Thailand's Path Towards Abolishing the Death Penalty’ at Chiang Mai University on 11 October.

The panel, featuring representatives from the government, academia and civil society, will assess Thailand’s progress in moving away from the death penalty and its challenges ahead. As of July 2023, 267 individuals are on death row in Thai prisons.

Students from Chiang Mai and beyond are welcome to attend the event, which will be held primarily in Thai, with simultaneous Thai-English interpretation provided.

Click here to register.

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