3. The core content of the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

3.1 Action plan on labour

3.1.3 Action Plan (2019–2022)

Pillar 1: State duties in protecting (Protect)

 

No.

 

Issues

 

Activities

Responsible agencies Time-frame (2019–2022) Indicators (wide frame) Compliance with National Strategy/ SDGs/UNGPs
6. Eliminating discrimination in employment and the workplace Study the feasibility and effect of the amendment of the Labour Law to be consistent with the Gender Equality Act 2015 – Ministry of Labour 2019–2022 Number of reviews of the Labour Law –   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   SDG 8 and 10

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7

Disseminate knowledge and understanding about the Gender Equality Act 2015 and mechanisms under the Act to adjust people’s attitudes in society to understand and accept gender equality – Ministry of Social Development and Human Security 2019–2022 –   Number of media pieces disseminated

–   Number of trainees

–   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   SDG 5 and 10

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3 and 8

Organize activities to enhance knowledge and understanding on gender diversity with various sectors, including the business sector – Ministry of Justice 2019–2022 –   Percentage of understanding regarding gender diversity issues –   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   SDG 5 and 10

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3 and 8

Encourage entrepreneurs to issue policies, regulations, or measures to prevent sexual harassment and violence in the workplace –   Ministry of Social Development and Human Security

Ministry of Labour

2019–2022 –   Number of businesses/ establishments that follow the Thai Labour Standards and are encouraged to have policies to protect against sexual harassment –   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   SDG 5, 8 and 10

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 8

Consider and determine measures, policies and mechanisms to promote women’s employment. Allow women to have roles in the labour system to create gender equality in line with international standards. –   – Ministry of Labour 2019–2022 Number of establishments/ businesses inspected and joining in employing women to promote gender equality –   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   SDG 5, 8 and 10

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7

 

Pillar 2: Responsibilities of the business sector in respecting of human rights

2.3 Elimination of discrimination in the workplace

  • State enterprises and the business sector should increase the employment of women … by considering as appropriate, including requiring the establishments for proper facilities set-up.

 

Pillar 3: Duties of the state and the business sector to provide remedy (Remedy)

 

No.

 

Issues

 

Activities

Responsible agencies Time-frame (2019–2022) Indicators (wide frame) Compliance with National Strategy/ SDGs/UNGPs
1. Complaints and petitions Increase the efficiency of the mechanism to receive complaints under the Gender Equality Act 2015 –   – Ministry of Social Development and Human Security 2019–2022 Assigned officials according to the Act in every province –   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   National Strategy for Public Sector Rebalancing and Development

–   SDG 8 and 11

–   UNGPs Articles 27, 28, 29 and 31

 

3.2.3 Action Plan (2019–2022)

Pillar 1: State duties in protecting (Protect)

 

No.

 

Issues

 

Activities

Responsible agencies Time-frame (2019–2022) Indicators (wide frame) Compliance with National Strategy/ SDGs/UNGPs
5. Management of natural

resources and the environment

–   Review and develop mechanisms to manage natural resources and the environment by focusing on participation of all sectors, including women and ethnic groups –   Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

–   Ministry of Interior

2019–2022 Reviewed and developed mechanisms to manage natural resources and the environment by focusing on participation of all sectors –   National Strategy for Eco-Friendly Development and Growth

–   National Strategy for Public Sector Rebalancing and Development

– SDG 11, 13, 14 and 15

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7

8. Development of government operations Consider determining measures to certify rural development and land policies with gender- based dimensions in mind. A person should not be forced to be evicted, if there is a need to act, there should be a Free Prior Informed Consent form and the evicted person must also be compensated –   Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives

–   Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

–   Ministry of Interior

2019–2022 –   Measure to certify rural development and land policies that considered gender dimensions Compensation paid to the evicted person –   National Strategy for Public Sector Rebalancing and Development

–   SDG 5, 10 and 11

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7

 

3.3.3 Action Plan (2019–2023)

Pillar 1: State duties in protecting (Protect)

 

No.

 

Issues

 

Activities

Responsible agencies Time-frame (2019–2022) Indicators (wide frame) Compliance with National Strategy/ SDGs/UNGPs
3. Protecting human rights defenders Establish or review policies, mechanisms and protection measures to protect human right defenders including female human rights defenders to work safely and train law enforcement agencies practically –   Ministry of Justice

–   Royal Thai Police

–   Office of the Attorney General

2019–2022 –   Reviewed or improvement of policies, mechanisms and protection measures to protect human right defenders including females to work safely

–   Train law enforcement agencies about policy, mechanisms, processes and measures to protect human rights defenders

–   National Strategy for National Security

–   National Strategy for Public Sector Rebalancing and Development

–   SDG 5 and 16

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 5 and 7

Organize training for law enforcement officers to enhance their knowledge and understanding in enforcing laws on the protection of human rights, such as handling rallies, expressing human rights, preventing dishonest lawsuits that attack human rights defenders, etc., including improving gender-sensitivity –   Royal Thai Police

–   Office of the Attorney General

–   Office of Court of Justice

–   Ministry of Defence

–   Ministry of Justice

–   Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2019–2022 – Trained law enforcement officers with better knowledge and understanding of law enforcement regarding the protection of human rights –   National Strategy for Public Sector Rebalancing and Development

– SDG 11, 16 and 17

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 5, 7, 8 and 10

 

Pillar 3 Duties of state enterprises and the business sector (Remedy)

 

No.

 

Issues

 

Activities

Responsible agencies Time-frame (2019–2022) Indicators (wide frame) Compliance with National Strategy/ SDGs/UNGPs
4. Remedies Remedies for victims as per the UN Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power as appropriate and with gender-sensitivity – Ministry of Justice 2019–2022 Improved the system and measures to remedy victims as per the UN Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice as appropriate and with gender- sensitivity –   National Strategy for Public Sector Rebalancing and Development

–   SDG 16

–   UNGPs Articles 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 31