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By Clooney Foundation for Justice |
Following the death of pro-democracy activist Netiporn 'Bung' Sanesangkhom, the Clooney Foundation for Justice filed a petition with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on Netiporn's behalf seeking remedies for violations of her rights, including reparations for her family and an opinion from the Working Group urging Thailand to stop misusing detention to stifle criticism of the monarchy.
By Fortify Rights |
As the Thai Senate will be holding an ad-hoc session on 18 June to vote on the Marriage Equality bill, Fortify Rights calls on the Senate to approve the bill, which would allow marriage registration regardless of gender and make Thailand the first Southeast Asian nation to legalize marriage for LGBTI+ couples.
By Amnesty International |
Executions recorded worldwide soared to their highest number in almost a decade in 2023 with a sharp rise across the Middle East, Amnesty International said in its annual report on the global use of the death penalty.
By Human Rights Watch |
Human Rights Watch (HRW) calls on the Thai authorities to investigate the death of detained activist Netiporn "Bung" Sanesangkhom, which has raised concerns about possible negligence by prison officials in referring her for life-saving medical treatment.
By International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) |
On the 10th anniversary of the 22 May 2014 military coup, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) calls for a review by the executive government and parliament of Thailand of all remaining NCPO orders, including those already enacted into law, with a view to repealing or revising those non-compliant with the rule of law and Thailand’s obligations under international human rights law.
By Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) |
Following the death in detention of activist Netiporn "Bung" Sanesangkhom while she was on a hunger strike to call for judicial system reform and the release of political dissidents, five human rights organizations issued a joint statement calling for the Thai authorities to conduct an independent and credible investigation into her death, release political prisoners held in pre-trial detention, and support the proposed amnesty bill for those facing political prosecution.
Following Thailand's ratification of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, which will become effective in the country on 13 June, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) calls on Thailand to remove the reservation preventing a referral to the International Court of Justice in case of a dispute with another state party. It also calls on Thailand to allow the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearance to receive both individual complaints and those from other states alleging cases of enforced disappearance.
By Amnesty International |
Women and LGBTI activists in Thailand are being subjected to an online onslaught of abusive speech laced with misogynistic, homophobic and transphobic language, sexualized content and other forms of technology-facilitated gender-based violence (TfGBV), Amnesty International said in a new report released yesterday (16 May).
By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) |
Parliamentarians and ex-parliamentarians in Southeast Asia continue to be subjected to human rights violations, says new report by ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR), including in Thailand, where the Move Forward Party is facing judicial harassment following the 2023 general election.
By International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) |
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organizations Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) and Union for Civil Liberty (UCL) call on Thailand’s Constitutional Court to dismiss the petition to dissolve the Move Forward Party (MFP) to ensure compliance with the country’s obligations under international human rights law.
By Reporters Without Borders (RSF) |
A representative of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has been detained for six hours and deported on arrival from Hong Kong to monitor the trial of publisher Jimmy Lai, who is currently facing possible life imprisonment for "endangering national security," and meet with local journalists. RSF noted that this action by the Hong Kong authorities is unprecedented for its representatives and marks a new decline in press freedom in Hong Kong.
By Human Rights Watch |
Following the Thai government's decision not to deport 19 children from Myanmar who were taken from Wat Sawang Arom School in Lopburi and brought without their parents to the Thai-Myanmar border in Chiang Rai, Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the Thai government to allow all Myanmar refugees to remain in Thailand as long as the human rights situation in Myanmar remains dire. Thailand should also provide protection and support to all refugees, including by permitting UNHCR to undertake refugee status determination.