Judges play a leadership role in promoting victim-centred practices in the courts.
In this interview Judge Jarimjit, Office of the President of the Supreme Court, explains how Thailand adopts a trauma-informed approach:
Thailand has developed a new guideline on victim sensitivity endorsed by the President of the Supreme Court. It outlines considerations such as the impact on trafficked victims during receiving and analysing evidence for trial, dissemination of judgements, handling victim testimonies and determining remedies.
The guideline is an important tool to ensure government and non-government agencies provide better support to victims throughout the criminal justice process.
While ASEAN-ACT did not support the development of the guidelines, the program will support the translation of the Guideline to selected AMS languages.
The case is published on the Office of International Affairs website both in Thai and English: คำแนะนำของประธานศาลฎีกาเกี่ยวกับแนวทางการปฏิบัติ ต่อผู้เสียหายในคดีค้ามนุษย์ พ.ศ. ๒๕๖๕ | Recommendation of the President of the Supreme Court on Guidelines for the Treatment of the Injured Person in Human Trafficking Cases B.E. 2565 (2022) (coj.go.th)
The Court of Justice produced and launched a video to further explain the guideline: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FocUWhgtkZ8