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7 Nov 2023
Yesterday (6 November), the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and Amnesty International (AI) jointly submitted an amicus curiae legal brief to the Bangkok South Civil Court calling on the court to apply international human rights standards in a class action lawsuit filed by Cambodian farmers against the Thai sugar company Mitr Phol for alleged human rights abuses by its apparent subsidiary in Cambodia.
31 Oct 2023
Four human rights organizations call for amendments to the royal defamation, or lèse-majesté, law to bring it into line with Thailand’s human rights obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and for the government to reverse the previous administration's repressive policies and actions, after it was reported that the number of verdicts in royal defamation cases has reached 100 in less than two years.
30 Oct 2023
7 journalist organizations from Southeast Asia have issued a joint statement condemning the killing of journalists and other civilians in Gaza and call on the international community to demand an immediate stop to all use of force.
9 Oct 2023
At the opening ceremony of the 2nd Thailand Climate Action Conference, Greenpeace Thailand activists launched a series of protests, holding a banner with a message ‘Our forest ≠ Carbon credit, Stop Greenwashing’, and projecting a laser message that read ‘Stop forest carbon offset, Real-Zero Not Net-Zero’ directed at the country’s new prime minister Srettha Thavisin and the Thai government to decouple its climate policy from false solutions like carbon offsetting scheme.
29 Sep 2023
Following the acquittal of four park officials charged for the abduction and murder of indigenous rights activist Porlajee "Billy" Rakchongcharoen, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) issue a statement calling on the Thai authorities to ensure that there is continuous effective investigation to determine definitively the fate of Billy and deliver justice to his family.
27 Sep 2023
Ahead of tomorrow (28 September)'s verdict for four national park officials charged for the enforced disappearance and murder of indigenous rights activist Porlajee "Billy" Rakchongcharoen, Amnesty International Thailand calls on the Thai authorities to hold to account those responsible for Porlajee's murder.
5 Sep 2023
Four human rights organizations have published an open letter to Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, highlighting 10 key human rights priorities remaining unaddressed under previous administrations, from space for civil society and accountability for extrajudicial killings, torture, and enforced disappearances to gender equality, and urged the new government to begin the implementation of their recommendations within the first 100 days in office.
25 Aug 2023
Thai authorities should immediately and impartially investigate the attack on a Cambodian opposition activist who had sought refuge in Thailand, Human Rights Watch said today. Three Khmer-speaking men beat Phorn Phanna at around noon on August 22, 2023, in Rayong province, causing injuries to his face and chest.
25 Aug 2023
ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) issued a statement today (25 August) welcoming the appointment of Srettha Thavisin as Thailand's new Prime Minister and urging the new government to fulfill promise of change and pave the way for genuine democracy that respects rights of all.
27 Jul 2023
The authorities in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand should immediately reform laws, policies and practices that have led to violations of the right of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse (LGBT) persons to safely and freely express themselves and access information online, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said in a new report launched on 25 July 2023.
18 Jul 2023
Ahead of the expected verdict on Thursday (20 July), Amnesty International calls on the Thai authorities to drop a royal defamation charge against Noppasin Treelayapewat, who was charged for taking part in a mock fashion show when he was 16 years old.
3 Jul 2023
As the new parliament opens its first session, human rights organization Fortify Rights call on the new cabinet to urgently reintroduce the marriage equality bill to protect LGBTQ rights, noting that marriage equality is among the 23 key issues mentioned in the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the 8 parties in the government coalition.