International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
27 Jul 2015
An expert on civil and political rights who serves as an advisor to Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has resigned, saying that most of the candidates for commissioner are not qualified. Yatsipha Suksai, an expert on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and an advisor to the NHRC submitted a resignation letter to the human rights agency on 23 July 2015.
6 Jul 2015
The 14 embattled anti-junta activists have requested postponement of pre-trial interrogation while one of the group says that she only exercised her rights as a citizen and refused to acknowledge the junta’s authority.
30 Jun 2015
Khaosod English: Three people have reportedly been arrested for their suspected connection to a brief pro-democracy demonstration in front of the United States Consulate in northern Thailand today. Around ten masked activists gathered in front of the US Consulate in Chiang Mai province this afternoon and held signs pledging their support for human rights, democracy, and non-violence.
22 Jun 2015
Although as many as two thirds of all countries worldwide have already abolished the death penalty, many countries in Asia still maintain it for serious criminal offenses. According to the UN’s International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the death penalty should only be permitted for serious cases involving loss of life. In Southeast Asia, however, most suspects sentenced to death have committed crimes related to drug trafficking.
10 Jun 2015
The United Nations has released a communication to urge the Thai government to investigate the murders and harassment of land rights activists in southern Thailand. On 2 June, a Working Group of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) published a letter sent to the Thai government on 19 February, which expressed grave concerns over the murder, attempted murder, and detention of land rights activists.
4 May 2015
Thailand’s lawmakers gave a final approval on 1 May to a bill regulating public assemblies, which will create petty hindrances to public demonstrations. According to the Nation Breaking News, the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) on Friday completed the third reading on the Public Assembly Bill.
19 Mar 2015
(New York, March 19, 2015) – Thai authorities should promptly and impartially investigate the alleged torture of suspects while they were held incommunicado in military custody, Human Rights Watch said today.
25 Feb 2015
On 23 February 2015 student activists Patiwat Saraiyaem, 23, and Pornthip Munkong (f), 26, were each sentenced to two and a half years in prison for violating Thailand’s “lèse-majesté” law. The charge of “lèse-majesté” criminalises alleged insult of the monarchy under Article 112 of the Criminal Code, and is commonly used to silence peaceful dissent.
24 Jan 2015
Bangkok’s Military Court dismissed a petition submitted by a prominent red-shirt figure questioning whether the jurisdiction of the military court over civilian cases violates the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
30 Oct 2014
After the Bangkok Remand Prison attempted to separate red-shirt political prisoners from each other by sending them to several different prison zones, which was followed by the alleged beating to death of a red shirt by yellow-shirt inmates, a group of human rights lawyers has urged the prison to change its policy for the safety of political prisoners. Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) on Thursday submitted a letter to the Bangkok Remand Prison director asking the prison to review its assignment policy.
20 Oct 2014
October15, 2014 Violation of the rights of the victims and alleged offenders must be stopped:The performance of the officials and media in Koh Tao murder case,