CASE 38-2018: Thailand, King Maha Vajiralongkorn & Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha
LEGAL ACT on REFUGEES
On October 19, 2018, a Legal Act of International Repudiation was made toward the policy of arbitrary detention of refugees in Thailand, whose government had previously been sentenced by the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights as RESPONSIBLE for the charges of Genocide, Crimes against Humanity, Violation of the International Human Rights Law and Violation of Buddhist Law.
Because the government of Thailand has recently carried out arbitrary detentions of more than 200 refugees in the Suan Phlu Immigration Detention Center (IDC), carrying out mass deportations of asylum seekers coming from Cambodia, Vietnam and Pakistan, including babies and children who are detained and separated from their parents, the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights affirms that Thailand is committing Violations against the Rights of Refugees and Violations against the Rights of the Child. Even the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has recognized that the majority of people detained by Thailand are people who need special protections under International Law, so that they should not be arrested for allegedly not complying with the Immigration Act. In fact, since Thai law does not recognize or protect the rights of refugees, not being a signatory party to the UN Convention on the Status of Refugees, then Thailand will continue to arbitrarily detain and deport refugees in a systematic and widespread way, which constitutes an aggravation of the pattern of crimes against humanity.
Always with spirit of reconciliation (maitri),
Master of Maitreya Samyaksambuddha
President of the International Buddhist Ethics Committee & Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights