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By Migrant Working Group (MWG) |
<p>The government urged to replace the Minister of Labour to show their responsibility for failure in the management of foreign workers and to address human trafficking, stated the labour rights NGO Migrant Working Group (MWG).</p>
By International Land Coalition (ILC) Asia, Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Pact (AIPP) |
<p>On 27 October 2021, on the opening day of the 2021 Asia Land Forum: Securing Land Rights and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), participants reiterated the important role of using data to monitor the progress of securing land rights in Asia, particularly in accordance with the SDG targets and indicators.</p>
By Amnesty International |
<p>G20 leaders meeting in Rome must put aside greed and selfishness and ensure the fair global distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, said Amnesty International ahead of this year&rsquo;s G20 Summit in Rome, Italy, which takes place from 30-31 October.</p>
By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) |
<p><a href="https://aseanmp.org/2021/10/26/parliamentarians-call-on-asean-to-take-concrete-steps-on-myanmar-at-summit-meet-with-nug/">Southeast Asian parliamentarians</a> call on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to use this week&rsquo;s ASEAN Summit to take concrete actions to resolve the disastrous situation in Myanmar, including by immediately engaging with the National Unity Government (NUG).</p>
By Protection International (PI) |
<p>On 12 October 2021, Surachai Trongngam,&nbsp;Theeraphan Phankhiri, and Sanya Chongdeeiad, members of a legal team representing Angkhana Neelapaijit and Anchana Heemmina, two women human rights defenders (WHRDs), attended a civil court hearing to settle issues and schedule witness testimony in a case filed against the Office of the Prime Minister and the Royal Thai Army for damages pursuant to the 1996 Act on the Liability for Wrongful Acts of Officials.</p>
By Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) |
<p>On 5 October 2021, the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) has gone to the Bang Khen Immigration Detention Center to pick up Ms. P, a female migrant worker from Myanmar, who&nbsp;had been remanded in custody being accused of being an alien and worked without the permit.</p>
By Amnesty International, International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) |
<p>Thailand&rsquo;s parliament should amend the draft law on torture and enforced disappearance without delay in order to ensure compliance with Thailand&rsquo;s international legal obligations, said the ICJ and Amnesty International.</p>
By United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |
By UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia |
<p>On 4 October 2021, the UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia welcomes Thailand&rsquo;s initial approval of the draft law on Prevention and Suppression of Torture and Enforced Disappearance and urges the Government to ensure the legislation fully meets international human rights standards and enact it promptly.</p>
By Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) |
<p>On&nbsp;27 September 2021,&nbsp;the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) stated its concern over the&nbsp;Ombudsman&#39;s decision saying that the &ldquo;Section 33, We Love Each Other&rdquo; relief scheme that excludes migrant workers, does not constitute a discrimination.</p>
By Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand |
<p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/FCCThailand/posts/4382704865147763">The Foreign Correspondents&#39; Club of Thailand (FCCT)</a> expressed its concerns after the Thai police threatened to arrest journalists covering protests after the 21.00 curfew and issued a list of preconditions for journalists to be allowed to work after curfew which some will be unable to meet.&nbsp;</p>
By Amnesty International |
<p>Amnesty International calls on the Thai authorities to pass a law which includes definitions of torture and enforced disappearances in full accordance with international law and offers justice to victims, after the Thai parliament voted yesterday (16 September) to approve the first reading of a bill criminalizing torture and enforced disappearance.&nbsp;</p>