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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.
8 Jun 2022
On 6 June, 199 civil society organisations expressed their support to a statement calling for Myanmar military government to drop the execution ruling over 4 activists.
7 Jun 2022
Thailand's House of Representatives should approve the Marriage Equality bill to protect the right to marriage and family to everyone regardless of gender, said the human rights organization Fortify Rights today (7 June).
31 May 2022
The people’s movement against the drafting of laws that undermine freedom of association calls upon the civil court to stop general Prayut Chan-o-cha and other five parties from stifling public assembly.
26 May 2022
2021 saw a worrying rise in executions and death sentences as some of the world’s most prolific executioners returned to business as usual and courts were unshackled from Covid-19 restrictions, Amnesty International said in its annual review of the death penalty.
23 May 2022
Thai authorities should immediately drop the charges and release pro-democracy activists detained for insulting the monarchy, Human Rights Watch said today (23 May). Tantawan “Tawan” Tuatulanon, who has been on a hunger strike since April 20, 2022, to protest her pre-trial detention, should be transferred to a hospital for urgent medical supervision.
19 May 2022
On 18 May, a Thailand appellate court today dismissed an appeal by Mitr Phol Company Limited to reject a complaint filed on behalf of Cambodian plaintiffs affected by forced evictions and land grabbing that took place in Cambodia a decade ago. The motion asked the court to review the plaintiff’s legal arguments.