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By Fortify Rights |
As the Thai Senate will be holding an ad-hoc session on 18 June to vote on the Marriage Equality bill, Fortify Rights calls on the Senate to approve the bill, which would allow marriage registration regardless of gender and make Thailand the first Southeast Asian nation to legalize marriage for LGBTI+ couples.
By Prachatai |
The Constitutional Court has ordered the Election Commission of Thailand (ECT) to submit new documents in support of its petition for the dissolution of the Move Forward Party (MFP) as some were unclear. Meanwhile, human rights organizations have condemned the ECT’s decision to seek the party’s dissolution.
After the cabinet's approval of a marriage equality bill and decision to introduce it to parliament next month, the human rights organization Fortify Rights call on parliament to urgently pass it into law and ensure the right to marriage equality for couples of all genders in Thailand.
By Fortify Rights |
As the new parliament opens its first session, human rights organization Fortify Rights call on the new cabinet to urgently reintroduce the marriage equality bill to protect LGBTQ rights, noting that marriage equality is among the 23 key issues mentioned in the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the 8 parties in the government coalition.
By Fortify Rights |
<p>The Government of Thailand should end refugee pushbacks and protect refugee rights, said Fortify Rights in a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBNMaGDULdY">new short-film</a>&nbsp;released last Thursday (2 February)&nbsp;on the forced return of refugee children to Myanmar.</p>
By Fortify Rights |
<p>Fortify Rights and 16 individual complainants from Myanmar filed a criminal complaint with the Federal Public Prosecutor General of Germany under the principle of universal jurisdiction against senior Myanmar military generals and others for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, Fortify Rights announced on 24 January.</p>
By Fortify Rights |
<p>The human right organization Fortify Rights issued a statement today (1 November) calling&nbsp;on the Thai parliament to approve the Marriage Equality bill, which is expected to re-enter parliament during the current legislative session.</p>
By Fortify Rights |
<p>Thailand&#39;s House of Representatives should approve the Marriage Equality bill to protect the right to marriage and family to everyone regardless of gender, said the human rights organization <a href="https://www.fortifyrights.org/tha-inv-2022-06-07/">Fortify Rights</a> today (7 June).</p>
By Fortify Rights |
<p>On 3 May 2022, a <a href="http://youtu.be/f3-Cls2O8Zo">video footage</a>&nbsp;filmed from the Myanmar side of the border and obtained by Fortify Rights shows uniformed Thai soldiers destroying a footbridge over the Wa Le (also known as the Waw Lay) River, a tributary of the Moei River, which forms part of the border between Thailand and Myanmar.</p>
By Fortify Rights |
<p>Thai authorities should drop the criminal defamation charges against woman human rights defender and former Thailand National Human Rights Commissioner Angkhana Neelapaijit and end the cases of judicial harassment by Thai chicken company <a href="https://prachatai.com/english/category/thammakaset-company">Thammakaset Company Limited</a>, said Fortify Rights.</p>
By Human Rights Watch |
<p>The&nbsp;<a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://edit.hrw.org/asia/myanmar-burma&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1599125955550000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGbT1Kpp_30zhnvOCHOtpNTq8IFog" href="https://edit.hrw.org/asia/myanmar-burma" target="_blank">Myanmar</a>&nbsp;authorities should immediately drop the charge against the free-speech activist and poet Maung Saungkha, seven international human rights organizations said today (2 September).</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>The criminal court has acquitted a Myanmar ex-employee and a human rights advocate sued for defamation by Thammakaset, a Lop-buri based chicken farm company, over a video interview about bad working conditions. The verdict found the video was fair comment.</p>