Indicators: Recognition and Protection the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Thailand

Authors

  • Chaturont Wannuan Assistant Professor, Department of Law, Lampang Rajabhat University
  • Wichai Srirat 2Assistant Professor, Department of Law, Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University
  • Natthakorn Srikaew Independent Scholar

Keywords:

Indicators, Rights of Persons with Disabilities, National human Rights Commission

Abstract

This study aimed to study and to analyse indicators as a tool to recognise and protect the rights of persons with disabilities in Thailand as stipulated in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of 2006 (the Convention) and to recommend the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT) to utilise indicators as its framework, including to assess reports on the government agencies’ duties to fulfill obligation in accordance with the Convention. The research methodology is qualitative research comprising of documentary research. The study found that development of the rights of persons with disabilities indicators, namely specific information on the state and condition of the government agencies’ services to persons with disabilities that can be related to the Convention and the said information addresses and reflects whether the services are in accordance with the Convention, resulted in a set of indicators. The set of persons with disabilities indicators includes 5 groups of indicators consist of 112 indicators; divided into 33 structural indicators 36 process indicators and 48 outcome indicators, covering civil rights, political rights, economic, social and cultural rights. Hence, the indicators can be used as a tool for NHRCT, including government agencies to assess and monitor the promotion and implementation of the rights. As a result, this leads to the recognition and protection of Persons with Disabilities’ rights in Thailand.

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Published

2022-06-13

How to Cite

Wannuan, C. ., Srirat, W. ., & Srikaew, N. . (2022). Indicators: Recognition and Protection the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Thailand. Journal Of Ratchasuda College for Research and Development of Persons With Disabilities, 18(1), 60–88. Retrieved from https://so03.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/RSjournal/article/view/261671