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By Asian NGOs Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) |
<p>The Asian NGOs Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) expresses grave concern over numerous reports of human rights violations in Thailand during the series of violent protests that prompted the Thai government to place Bangkok and other provinces under emergency decree on 7 April 2010. The ANNI calls upon the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT), as an organ responsible for the promotion of protection of human rights in the country, to take appropriate measures to fully investigate these allegations.</p>
By Human Rights Lawyers Association (HRLA) and Union of Civil Liberties (UCL) |
<p>Invoking the Emergency Decree on Government Administration in States of Emergency B.E. 2548 (2005), the government has been holding Mr. Somyot Pruksakasemsuk in custody at the Royal Thai Army Cavalry Center, Saraburi (Adisorn Army Camp) since 24 May 2010. After over two weeks, it seems he will still be suject to further detention until the 30-day-limit is reached. The detention has been made without a charge pressed against him. Meanhwile, the Public Relations Division, the Royal Thai Police, has revealed names of a number of suspects being held in custody as per the Emergency Decree.</p>
By Kwanravee Wangudom |
<p>The article &ldquo;<a href="http://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/38162/is-this-govt-violating-human-rights-think-again">Is this government violating human rights? Think again</a>&rdquo; by Arie Bloed published in the Bangkok Post on 3 June 2010 raises many important points.</p>
By Amnesty International |
<p>(London) A global justice gap is being made worse by power politics despite a landmark year for international justice, said Amnesty International today in its annual assessment of human rights worldwide.</p>
By Human Rights Watch |
<p>(New York, May 25, 2010) &ndash; The Thai government should set up an independent commission to carry out a prompt, comprehensive, and impartial investigation into abuses by all sides during the recent protests and hold accountable all those found responsible, Human Rights Watch said today.</p>
By Benjamin Zawacki, Amnesty International |
<p><em>Amnesty International Briefing</em></p> <p><em>The following remarks were given by Benjamin Zawacki, Amnesty International&rsquo;s Myanmar Researcher, at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London, on 11 May 2010.</em></p>
By Human Rights Watch |
<p>(New York, April 30, 2010) &ndash; The Thai government should prosecute perpetrators of political violence on all sides to stop the increasingly deadly conflict in Thailand, Human Rights Watch said today.&nbsp;</p>
By Amnesty International |
<p>All sides in Thailand&rsquo;s widening political conflict should immediately commit to ending human rights abuses, Amnesty International said today. &nbsp; Amnesty International welcomes the Thai government's pledge to investigate promptly, effectively, and impartially the recent violence, and urges it to provide accountability for any violations by security forces as well as abuses by violent protesters.</p>
By Amnesty International |
<p>Amnesty International on Tuesday challenged the Chinese authorities to reveal how many people they execute and sentence to death, as the organization published its world overview of the death penalty for 2009.&nbsp;</p>
By Amnesty International |
<p>Amnesty International urges Myanmar to overturn a new law that bars all political prisoners, including detained Nobel Peace-prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, from belonging to a political party before upcoming national elections.&nbsp;</p>
<p>Following is the statement by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, on the occasion of International Women&rsquo;s Day, which is commemorated on 8 March 2010:</p> <p>&quot;It has been estimated that as many as one in three women across the world has been beaten, raped or otherwise abused during the course of her lifetime. And the most common source of such violence comes from within the family. Amongst the most extreme forms of abuse is what is known as &lsquo;honour killing&rsquo;.</p>
By Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) |
<p>Chiang Mai, Thailand - On the 99th anniversary of International Women&rsquo;s Day, APWLD urges the international community to become involved in what has the potential to be Southeast Asia&rsquo;s most powerful tool for the protection and promotion of women&rsquo;s human rights. This April at the ASEAN Summit in Hanoi, Vietnam the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) will be established.</p>