National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)
7 Jun 2023
The crackdown on the 18 November 2022 protest march against the government under Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha and its pro-corporation economic policies was a violation of press freedom and the right to peaceful assembly, as several protesters and members of the press were injured, says the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).
28 Apr 2023
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) yesterday made a recommendation urging the Ministry of Defence to revoke the 1992 Ministerial Regulation that allows high-ranking officers to keep soldiers as domestic helpers within 90 days, as the practice is a degradation of human dignity.
5 Dec 2022
Representatives of 6 professional media organizations met with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday (1 December) to file a petition calling for an investigation into the crackdown on the 18 November anti-government protest, in which several members of the press were injured.
30 Dec 2021
An investigation by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) found that police officers have used excessive force during operations against pro-democracy protesters and that there have been many instances of human rights violations.
29 Jan 2021
An interview with Senior Researcher at Human Rights Watch. What has Thailand lost in the suppression of the pro-democracy protests at a time when superpowers like the USA and EU have started to pose more questions about Thai politics?
18 Dec 2020
The National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT) should continue to be accredited as ‘B status’ in the re-accreditation exercise by the Sub-Committee on Accreditation of Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI-SCA), said the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), Human Rights Watch (HRW), Protection International (PI), Community Resource Centre (CRC), and People’s Empowerment Foundation (PEF) today.
24 Aug 2020
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of Thailand has released a statement demanding anti-government protesters to respect Thai law at the same time as they are being arrested and threatened by the Thai authorities. While the NHRC also calls for the government to follow international standards in managing assemblies, former commissioners released a more progressive statement calling for the end to harassment of the protesters.
24 Jun 2020
The family of missing activist in exile Wanchalearm Satsaksit has filed a complaint with the Thai Office of the Attorney General, the Ministry of Justice’s Rights and Liberties Protection Department, and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), calling for an investigation into his disappearance, while also preparing to file a complaint with the Cambodian police.
1 Aug 2019
Commissioners Angkhana Neelapaijit and Tuenjai Deetes have resigned from the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRC), effective as of 31 July 2019.
17 Jul 2019
Two students from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Payap University, have filed a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRC) after the Faculty denied them the right to dress according to their gender identity.
14 Jun 2019
Following a complaint from Surawat Sangkharuek of the People Politics Group about National Human Rights Commissioner Angkhana Neelapaijit being present at the Technological Crime Suppression Division (TSD) when Future Forward Party MP and Secretary-General Piyabutr Saengkanokkul went to hear the charges against him, the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT) has decided not to forward the complaint to the National Anti-Corruption Commission for further action.
30 Aug 2018
Thailand: Call on the Government to be sincere and transparent in the drafting process of the National Action Plan on Business & Human RightsWith Respect to the process and content