National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO)

17 Apr 2015
The Thai junta issued a new order to establish a committee to cooperate with foreign experts on democratic development while still prohibiting criticism of the new draft constitution.
17 Apr 2015
Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, the Head of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) invoked his powers under Article 44 of Thailand’s interim Constitution 2014 to issue the Order No. 5/2015, published on 16 April 2015, regarding amendments to the Head of NCPO Order No. 3/2015. The latest Order changed the definitions of “Peace and Order Maintenance Officer” and “Assistant Peace and Order Maintenance Officer” which are now defined as follow;
16 Apr 2015
The Thai junta has issued a new order to expand the definition of ‘Assistant Peace-keeping Officer’ and the authority to appoint Peace-keeping Officers and Assistant Peace-keeping Officers.   
9 Apr 2015
Khaosod English: Thailand’s military junta issued an order on Wednesday evening granting Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha and his Cabinet members the power to request military assistance with law enforcement.
8 Apr 2015
Oh what a relief.  No longer do we have to fear the knock on the door from martial law officers at some ungodly hour of the night.  Nor should we worry any more about the hooded journey under martial law to an anonymous military facility where we will be held without charge or trial.  And we are now free from the terrible prospect of seven days’ detention under martial law while we have our attitudes forcibly adjusted without the possibility of consulting our family or friends or lawyers or even seeking support and solace from them.
1 Apr 2015
Thai military has dismissed the UN’s expression of concern and suggestion that Thai authorities should uphold human rights while solving land conflicts, saying that the information which claims that the military harassed villagers is false.     
1 Apr 2015
(New York, April 1, 2015) – Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha is seeking to invoke a constitutional provision that would give him unlimited powers without safeguards against human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said today. 
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. 
18 Mar 2015
(New York, March 18, 2015) – The Thai military’s warrantless arrest and secret detention of a witness to alleged army crimes raise grave concerns of a politically motivated prosecution, Human Rights Watch said today. Holding the suspect incommunicado for six days heightened the risk of torture and other ill treatment.
17 Mar 2015
  The concept of “national security” is manipulated at the hands of the military
13 Mar 2015
After anti-junta activists urged the court of justice not to let military courts try civilians, the Thai junta responded by pointing out that special security measures are needed to maintain national security and warned activists that a planned rally might be viewed as creating a situation. Col Winthai Suwaree, the spokesperson of the junta’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) on Friday stated that extra security measures are needed to maintain national security under the current volatile circumstances and that the standards of the military and civil courts are the same.
13 Mar 2015
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Thailand. Description of the situation :


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