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By Focus on the Global South |
<p>Focus on the Global South condemn in the strongest terms the arrest of its&nbsp;founding director and co-chair of its&nbsp;Board, Dr Walden Bello, over libel and cyber libel charges filed by Jefry Tupas&mdash;former staff of current Vice President Sara Duterte.</p>
By Human Rights Watch |
<p>Most of&nbsp;<a data-saferedirecturl=";source=gmail&amp;ust=1658474257731000&amp;usg=AOvVaw3xtbHrAzYwY8kn95fRDl0H" href="" target="_blank">Indonesia&rsquo;s</a>&nbsp;provinces and dozens of cities and regencies impose discriminatory and abusive dress codes on women and girls, Human Rights Watch said on 21 July. The harmful impact of these regulations is evident in the personal accounts of Indonesian women &ndash; as schoolgirls, teachers, doctors, and the like.</p>
By International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) |
<p>Following the release of a police watchlist containing names of reporters, activists and citizen journalists covering pro-democracy protests, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)&nbsp;urges the Thai authorities to safeguard the safety and security of all working journalists and citizen journalists.</p>
By Human Rights Watch |
<p><a href="">Thai</a>&nbsp;authorities should immediately&nbsp;drop the charges and&nbsp;release&nbsp;pro-democracy activists detained&nbsp;for&nbsp;insulting the monarchy&nbsp;(lese majeste), <a href="">Human Rights Watch </a>said today&nbsp;(19 July).</p>
By CSO Coalition for Ethical and Sustainable Seafood and Oxfam International |
<p>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.</p>
By Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) |
<p>The Central Court of Appeal has ruled to overturn a decision made by the Ministry of Justice&#39;s&nbsp;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&nbsp;&ldquo;an illegal migrant worker.&rdquo; The Court says that her immigration status is not the cause of the assault and orders the Committee to pay her compensation.&nbsp;</p>
By Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) |
<p>Administrative Court refused to hear a case filed by migrant workers&nbsp;and stateless persons suing authorities concerning &ldquo;Section 33, We Love Each Other&rdquo; scheme, citing the statute of limitations and that the plaintiffs were not&nbsp;stakeholders.</p>
By Amnesty International |
<p>Amnesty International launched an urgent&nbsp;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.</p>
By Amnesty International |
<p>On the International Day In Support of Victims of Torture (4 July), 6 human rights organizations issued <a href="">an open letter</a> to the Senate and the Extraordinary Committee raising concerns at the ongoing delay&nbsp;in finalizing and adopting the anti-torture and enforced disappearance bill.</p>
By Tyrell Haberkorn, Thongchai Winichakul |
<p>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.</p>
By Amnesty International |
<p>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.</p>
By International Federation for Human Right |
<p>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&nbsp; to bring it into line with Thailand&rsquo;s human rights obligations under the ICCPR.</p>