New Mandala readers who take an interest in the human rights situation in Thailand will be keen to learn about an innovative blog project. In the run-up to the appointment of a new batch of National Human Rights Commissioners it is asking for ideas on who should be given the nod. The current group of Commissioners were appointed with little, if any, public consultation. So any discussion of the merits of various appointments is surely a step in a more participatory direction. Most of the site is in Thai only. However for readers who can’t follow the discussion of р╕Др╕Ур╕░р╕Бр╕гр╕гр╕бр╕Бр╕▓р╕гр╕кр╕┤р╕Чр╕Шр╕┤р╕бр╕Щр╕╕р╕йр╕вр╕Кр╕Щр╣Бр╕лр╣Ир╕Зр╕Кр╕▓р╕Хр╕┤ р╕Кр╕╕р╕Фр╕Хр╣Ир╕нр╣Др╕Ы there is an interesting interview with Prof. Saneh Chamarik, the Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission.