Thailand participated in an urgent debate on public acts of religious hatred as manifested by recurrent desecration of the Holy Quran at the 53rd Session of the Human Rights Council

Thailand participated in an urgent debate on public acts of religious hatred as manifested by recurrent desecration of the Holy Quran at the 53rd Session of the Human Rights Council

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Thailand participated in an urgent debate on "the alarming rise in premeditated and public acts of religious hatred as manifested by recurrent desecration of the Holy Qur'an in some European and other countries" at the 53rd Session of the Human Rights Council.

On 11 July 2023, H.E. Mrs. Suphatra Srimaitreephithak, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Thailand to the UN Office and other International Organizations in Geneva, took part in an urgent debate during the 53rd Session of the Human Rights Council on "the alarming rise in premeditated and public acts of religious hatred as manifested by recurrent desecration of the Holy Qur'an in some European and other countries”.

In her statement, Ambassador Srimaitreephithak reaffirmed Thailand’s long-standing support for both the right to freedom of religion or belief and the right to freedom of expression.  She also emphasised the importance of achieving a right balance between the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and the duties and responsibilities as stated in Article 19 of ICCPR.  Additionally, the responsibility of states in detecting and preventing act of religious hatred from escalation, as well as providing human rights education, and promoting culture of tolerance and mutual respect was also crucial.