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the International Coordinating Committee (ICC)
The International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions, sometimes shortened to the International Coordinating Committee (ICC), is a global network of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) - administrative bodies set up to promote, protect and monitor human rights in a given country. The ICC, whose full legal title is the "International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights", coordinates the relationship between NHRIs and the United Nations human rights system, and is unique as the only non-UN body whose internal accreditation system, based on compliance with the 1993 Paris Principles, grants access to UN committees. Institutions accredited by the ICC with "A status", meaning full compliance with the Paris Principles, are usually accorded speaking rights and seating at human rights treaty bodies and other UN organs. The ICC representative often presents statements on behalf of individual NHRIs or the regional groups.

Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF) is one of the four  Regional groupings of NHRIs and Thailand is a member of APF.

For more information:
- http://nhri.ohchr.org/EN/Pages/default.aspx
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Coordinating_Committee_of_National_Human_Rights_Institutions

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