Emergency Decree

13 May 2020
People from various Songkhla fishing communities are demanding the authorities to halt a series of public hearings of a mega project that would turn over 16,000 rai of seaside land into an industrial zone. Meanwhile, Kaireeya Ramanyah, a young human right defenders and the Chana Rak Thin Network's youth representative, has been sitting in front of the Songkhla provincial hall since yesterday morning (12 May) and said that she will not leave until they get answers. 
11 May 2020
8 May 2020
Interviews with an academic, a political party leader, a civil society leader and an entrepreneur in search of whether the Emergency Decree really helps fight Covid-19 cast doubt on its epidemiological effect while concerns mount over the abuse of power of arrest. A Covid-19 checkpoint at Nong Khai province. (File Photo)
29 Apr 2020
The Emergency Decree will remain in effect through May, and measures including flight bans, the night time curfew, the ban on social gatherings, and travel restrictions between provinces will continue to be enforced, announced Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesperson Taweesin Visanuyothin on Monday (27 April.)
29 Apr 2020
An anti-mining, LGBT and community-based human rights defender has been summoned by the police after joining the Network of People Who Own Mineral Resources in demanding a lock down of mining operations, and to prevent the situation from being exploited to give mining concessions.
28 Apr 2020
The Network of People Who Own Mineral Resources issued a statement today (28 April) calling for the authorities to equally impose the Emergecy Decree by halting all mining operation and mine licensing process. 
28 Apr 2020
At least 10 homeless people in Chiang Mai have been arrested for breaking curfew by being outside after 22.00, says Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR).
23 Apr 2020
The Thai authorities are prosecuting social media users who criticize the government and monarchy in a systematic campaign to crush dissent which is being exacerbated by new COVID-19 restrictions, Amnesty International said in a new report released today.
9 Apr 2020
The Immigration Bureau announced on Tuesday (7 April) that all foreigners’ visas will be automatically extended as an effort to prevent long queues at immigration centres and control the spread of COVID-19.
8 Apr 2020
As Cambodia considers joining other Southeast Asian countries in declaring a state of emergency in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, regional MPs today warned governments against using the crisis to crack down on critics, assert their power and threaten democratic institutions.
7 Apr 2020
In a statement and open letter addressed to the Prime Minister released yesterday (6 April), the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) calls for the exemption of journalists from the nationwide curfew implemented last week, which prohibited people from leaving their residences between 22.00 - 4.00.
1 Apr 2020
In a statement released on Monday (30 March), Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) says that while they find that it is necessary for the state to “impose measures” to control the spread of COVID-19, it finds that the Emergency Decree, in effect from 26 March to 30 April, “contains provisions which significantly restrict people’s rights and freedom,” especially freedom of expression, press freedom, and freedom of movement, raising concerns about the necessity and proportionality of the measures issued under the decree.

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