5 Sep 2023
Four human rights organizations have published an open letter to Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, highlighting 10 key human rights priorities remaining unaddressed under previous administrations, from space for civil society and accountability for extrajudicial killings, torture, and enforced disappearances to gender equality, and urged the new government to begin the implementation of their recommendations within the first 100 days in office.
4 Apr 2023
At today's (4 April) press conference, civil society organizations calls on political parties to recognise in their policies civil and political rights, and the rights of migrant workers, refugees, persons with disabilities, children, women, LGBTQi and ethnic groups in Thailand.
16 Nov 2022
The Thai office of Amnesty International over the past few months has increasingly turned to tackle more domestic human rights issues. An interview with the Country Director reveals that this decision has had a great impact, even threatening the organization’s existence, and including death threats against Amnesty personnel.
4 May 2022
A Pathumwan administrator has blocked plans for a public discussion of human rights issues by candidates slated to run in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Bangkok using Covid-19 spread risk as a reason, although activities of such kind had been held before.
1 Jan 2022
A trip back through 2021 through 15 articles chosen by the Prachatai English editorial team.
9 Dec 2021
Thailand’s civic space rated as ‘repressed’ as majority of countries in Asia are suppressing civic freedoms in 2021, stated by CIVICUS, a global platform tracking civic space and civil society.
3 Dec 2021
Despite the Constitutional Court's ruling that only allowing marriage registration to heterosexual couple does not go against the Constitution, Thai activists are moving forward in their fight for marriage equality.
3 Dec 2021
Under the Chairmanship of Cambodia in 2022, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) must meaningfully address the regressive human rights crisis in the region, including the rapidly deteriorating situation in Myanmar, said rights groups at a webinar yesterday (2 December).
7 Oct 2021
On 6 October, a UN human rights expert called on the Cambodian government to act on a number of fronts to expand civic and democratic space. The Cambodian national flag. (Source: matt, (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))
21 Sep 2021
“Every 5th of Every Month,” the art of remembrance from Mora (Nuntana Wongtawee) to Wanchalearm Satsaksit throughout 1 year after the enforced disappearance.
16 Sep 2021
A newly-launched book documents the ongoing case of Somsak Chuenchit and his 12-year effort to bring the police officers who tortured his son by beating and suffocating him with plastic bags during an interrogation.
8 Jul 2021
Following a launch on 1 July, a new exhibition showcasing political cartoons by artists from 5 ASEAN countries is now online and will be on display until 31 July.