The Faculty of Law of Khon Kaen University joins the Human Rights and Environment Promotion Association and the Northeast National Human Rights Council (NHRC), to open the academic service zone and a venue for training the community on the rights and law for management of natural resources and the environment.
October 24, 2023 – Faculty of Law, Khon Kaen University; the Human Rights and Environment Promotion Association; and the Northeast National Human Rights Council (NHRC) organized training on community rights law for management of natural resources and the environment at Sangkom Samakkee Temple, Dong Mafai Sub-district, Suwankhuha District, Nong Bualampoo. The training was specifically on “Community Rights in Management of Natural Resources and the Environment” and the two speakers were Ajarn Apapan Wiset and Ajarn Suwit Kularbwong.
There were over 50 attendants joining the training, who were acknowledged about the community rights, rights related to news and information, land expropriation, agricultural land reform, establishment of water user organization according to the Water Resource Act of B.E. 2561 in order to participate in managing water resources. The attendants were interested in the matter concerning impact on the rights of subsistence land, in case a water-diversion project was initiated at Me Kong, Chi, or Moon Rivers. They were also interested in their participation in accordance with the Constitution and were concerned about the impact arising on the ecological system and the ways of living of the public. They also wanted to organize a venue and legally establish an organization for water users so that they could make recommendations for community water management.
The training on community rights law was to promote academic services under the shared values mission between the Faculty and the community, to acknowledge the community about the values using law as the tool, and to transfer knowledge on law to the community, with governmental organization and the local civil society.
News: Organization Communications Section of the Faculty of Law