ACHR REVIEW [The weekly commentary and analysis of the Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR)] C-3/441-C, Janakpuri, New Delhi-110058, India Tel/Fax: +91-11-25620583, 25503624 Website: www.achrweb.org; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Index: Review/81/2005 Embargoed for: 13 July 2005 Dear Sir/Madam, Please find attached the latest issue of the ACHR REVIEW titled "Thailand: Not so smiling to its indigenous hill tribes". Due to some technical problems, it will be available at our website: http://www.achrweb.org/Review/2005/81-05.htm only tomorrow. For the first time, Thailand comes up for hearing before the United Nations Human Rights Committee on 19-20 July 2005. The denial of the right to nationality to the indigenous hill tribes should become one of the most critical issues. The hill tribes continue to be issued different colours of identity cards. Each colour reflects racial discrimination and violation of the right to freedom of movement in the name of "maintaining the security of the State, public order, public welfare, town and country planning or welfare of the youth". The hill tribes have been disproportionate victims of the socalled Master Plan for Highland Community Development, War Against Drug Lords, forced evictions and other socalled natural and forest conservation activities. The UN Human Rights Committee should address institutionalized discrimination against the hill-tribes. "ACHR REVIEW" provides detailed, independent and accurate information and analysis on human rights, democracy and governance issues. You are free to publish "ACHR REVIEW" and use a part thereof with due credit to the ACHR REVIEW. If you prefer not to receive "ACHR REVIEW", please write to us at the above email address and we shall be happy to take you off the mailing list. You are also free to forward copies of "ACHR REVIEW" or email us the email address/es of any person/s who may be interested to receive the same. If you would like to receive the "ACHR REVIEW" in text format, please do let us know. With kind regards, Yours sincerely Suhas Chakma Director ======== Asia Pacific Human Rights Education listserv ======== Send mail intended for the list to < >. If you have problems (un)subscribing, contact < >. **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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