Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF)
14 Feb 2023
A new short film by the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) explores challenges and abuses faced by migrant workers working on rose plantations in Thailand, including difficult working conditions and unfair wages.
7 Feb 2023
As a part of an ongoing lawsuit, the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) urged the Thai government to adhere to a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights pledge to amend laws that violate the rights of migrant workers hired by Thailand’s state-owned enterprise.
5 Dec 2022
The Labour Court in Phuket has ordered a construction company to pay 6 migrant workers their outstanding wages after the workers filed a complaint that their employer hired them to work at a construction site but did not pay them.
15 Jul 2022
The Central Court of Appeal has ruled to overturn a decision made by the Ministry of Justice's Committee to Determine Compensation to Aggrieved Parties in Criminal Cases, after the Committee ruled not to pay compensation for a sexual assault victim on the ground that she was “an illegal migrant worker.” The Court says that her immigration status is not the cause of the assault and orders the Committee to pay her compensation.
12 Jul 2022
Administrative Court refused to hear a case filed by migrant workers and stateless persons suing authorities concerning “Section 33, We Love Each Other” scheme, citing the statute of limitations and that the plaintiffs were not stakeholders.
30 Mar 2022
Labour Court Region 5 revoked the decision of the Committee of the Employee Assistance Fund that denied migrant workers access to the Fund, the Court ruling that “the legal status of the employee not to be invoked to rule out their access to the Employee Assistance Fund”
9 Dec 2021
Migrant workers and stateless persons to file case with Constitutional Court concerning access to Ministry of Labour’s “Section 33, We Love Each Other” Covid-19 handouts for constitutional breach. The Constitutional Court logo.
15 Oct 2021
On 5 October 2021, the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) has gone to the Bang Khen Immigration Detention Center to pick up Ms. P, a female migrant worker from Myanmar, who had been remanded in custody being accused of being an alien and worked without the permit.
30 Sep 2021
On 27 September 2021, the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) stated its concern over the Ombudsman's decision saying that the “Section 33, We Love Each Other” relief scheme that excludes migrant workers, does not constitute a discrimination.
1 Jul 2021
Statement from the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) calling the Thai government to provide Covid-19 assistance packages to migrant workers without discrimination. Workers in a construction site, taken on January, 2019
24 Mar 2021
Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) submitting complaint to public health authorities concerning Vachira Phuket Hospital’s refusing to sell health insurance to child dependent of migrant labors.
25 Sep 2018
On 17 September 2018 at 10.00am. the Mae Sot Provincial Court ruled in the case filed against Mrs. Zarabi Abdullah, defendant no 1 and Mr. Charlie (unknown last name), defendant no. 2. Both are prosecuted for breaches of the Anti-Human Trafficking Act 2008 and the Child Protection Act 2003, in the Black Case no. 1/2561 and are asked to provide compensation to victims of human trafficking.