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15 Jul 2022
Living wage is necessary in the post-pandemic world to ensure workers in global food supply chains are able to afford a decent and dignified life which in turn will benefit businesses and the overall economy, but more must be done to make it a reality, a panel discussion suggested.
15 Jul 2022
The Central Court of Appeal has ruled to overturn a decision made by the Ministry of Justice's Committee to Determine Compensation to Aggrieved Parties in Criminal Cases, after the Committee ruled not to pay compensation for a sexual assault victim on the ground that she was “an illegal migrant worker.” The Court says that her immigration status is not the cause of the assault and orders the Committee to pay her compensation.
12 Jul 2022
Administrative Court refused to hear a case filed by migrant workers and stateless persons suing authorities concerning “Section 33, We Love Each Other” scheme, citing the statute of limitations and that the plaintiffs were not stakeholders.
7 Jul 2022
Amnesty International launched an urgent call for action, demanding the Thai authorities to drop all proceedings against Sitanun Satsaksit, a sister of Wanchalearm, one of the abducted Thai exiles and ensure safety and enabling atmosphere for human rights advocacies.
5 Jul 2022
On the International Day In Support of Victims of Torture (4 July), 6 human rights organizations issued an open letter to the Senate and the Extraordinary Committee raising concerns at the ongoing delay in finalizing and adopting the anti-torture and enforced disappearance bill.
1 Jul 2022
An open letter from University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Tyrell Haberkorn, and Emeritus Professor Thongchai Winichakul to the Southern Criminal Court, reminding the need to uphold the presumption of innocence and freedom of expression, regarding the detention of two monarchy reform activists who are currently going on a hunger strike.
23 Jun 2022
Ahead of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Amnesty International calls for a ban on batons whose only practical purpose is torture or other ill-treatment, and published a new briefing on how batons should be used in a human right-compliant manner.
21 Jun 2022
As the number of individuals charged with royal defamation passed 200 in just over 18 months, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) call on the Thai government to end the prosecution, arrest, and detention of individuals exercising their freedom of expression and to amend the royal defamation law to bring it into line with Thailand’s human rights obligations under the ICCPR.
17 Jun 2022
Amnesty International has launched an urgent action campaign calling for the release of Baipor and Netiporn, two monarchy reform activists currently held in pre-trial detention on royal defamation charges and who are on a hunger strike to demand the right to bail.
17 Jun 2022
Lawyers for Lawyers and The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) expressed in an open letter their concerns about the disbarment proceedings against human rights lawyer Anon Nampa, which started following a complaint that Anon's part in the pro-democracy protests and monarchy reform movement violated the Lawyers Council of Thailand’s disciplinary rules.
15 Jun 2022
In its open letter on 15 June, 677 Myanmar civil societies demanded ASEAN defence ministers not invite the Myanmar minister of defence to attend the upcoming ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM).
8 Jun 2022
On 8 June 2022, CIVICUS, an alliance for citizen participation and Asia democracy network are alarmed by the ongoing judicial harassment against youth pro-democracy activists in Thailand for exercising their rights to expression and peaceful assembly. A file photo of a rallying banner against the detention of activists and political dissidents.