On Monday (2 December), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a new study on attitudes towards LGBT people in Thailand, which found that while there is significant support for inclusive laws and policies, experiences of stigma, discrimination, violence, and exclusion remain...
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), along with the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), and IndustriALL Global Unions, issued a letter last Wednesday (27 November) calling on the Thai government to address labour...
On Wednesday (27 November), the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) issued a statement condemning Thammakaset Co., Ltd’s use of the criminal defamation provisions of the Thai Criminal Code to harass former National Human Rights Commissioner Angkhana Neelapaijit. Angkhana Neelapaijit “This...
Chulalongkorn University and the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bangkok celebrated the 30th anniversary of the return of democracy to Czechoslovakia and the 25th anniversary of Czech revolutionary and statesman Václav Havel’s visit to Chulalongkorn University with a concert on Saturday night (23 November) and a panel discussion on Monday (25 November).
Chulalongkorn University and the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bangkok celebrated the 30th anniversary of the return of democracy to Czechoslovakia and the 25th anniversary of Czech revolutionary and statesman Václav Havel’s visit to Chulalongkorn University with a concert on Saturday night (23...
An article by Jutapat "Pai Dao Din" Boonpattararaksa on the lack of justice under the NCPO, translated by Tyrell Haberkorn.
“We can rope off politics within our lives. But our lives are never severed from politics. We don’t mess with it – it messes with us.”          My feeling is that all in Thai society, even the youth, have a clearer view of justice since the coup. To put it simply, the NCPO came into power and...
Joshua Wong updates on the Hong Kong protest and address allegations by Gen Apirat Kongsompong, Thai Royal Army Chief. 
Joshua Wong updates on the Hong Kong protest and address allegations by Gen Apirat Kongsompong, Thai Royal Army Chief.  “If we are in a new cold war, Hong Kong is the new Berlin.” A video of Joshua Wong giving this statement in Germany was played in a lecture given to military students by Gen...
The judicial establishment and extreme right wing have tried to belittle a judge’s suicide attempt, but his 25-page verdict has kick-started a campaign for reform of the judiciary. 
The judicial establishment and extreme right wing have tried to belittle a judge’s suicide attempt, but his 25-page verdict has kick-started a campaign for reform of the judiciary.  Dr. Wisoot Binlateh, a representative of the Sheikhul Islam Office of Thailand, paid a visit to Khanakorn. Source: ...
Anna Lawattanatrakul interviews Verita Sriratana, lecturer at the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, and a recipient of the Gratias Agit Award, about the importance of literature, what Thailand can learn from Central Europe, and how to find hope in dark times.
In Verita Sriratana’s office, visitors are greeted with a portrait of Franz Kafka, a poster by the political satirist Kai-maew, and a die-cut greeting card of Virginia Woolf. The slide door is lined with posters of events she has been involved in, and one can find her sitting behind a clustered...
The hashtag #royalmotorcade has soared on Twitter despite legal restrictions on criticism of the royal family as concerned citizens reported traffic problems caused by a royal motorcade. A twitter user has faced threats over their comments and an activist received a threatening message claimed to be sent by the Palace, but an official at the Bureau of Royal Household said it was unlikely to be from there. 
The hashtag #royalmotorcade has soared on Twitter despite legal restrictions on criticism of the royal family as concerned citizens reported traffic problems caused by a royal motorcade. A twitter user has faced threats over their comments and an activist received a threatening message claimed to...
King Vajiralongkorn gains two infantry regiments by Emergency Decree, indicating an extensive round of military reform.  The government has enacted an Emergency Decree to transfer the 1st and 11th Infantry Regiments, the King’s Guard, to His Majesty’s personal control. The two regiments were...
Abu Hafez Al-Hakim is the spokesperson for MARA Patani who is directly involved in the peace talk. This article reflects his personal views and not the official view of MARA Patani.
Abu Hafez Al-Hakim is the spokesperson for MARA Patani who is directly involved in the peace talk. This article reflects his personal views and not the official view of MARA Patani. Royal Thai Army Region 4 joined the funeral of 15 people killed on 5 November 2019. When we gathered to discuss the...
In the wake of the killing of 15 people in the Deep South, there is still no sign of the government changing course.  source: ISOC Region 4 On Tuesday (ุ5 Nov) at midnight, an unknown number of assailants attacked two security checkpoints in Yala Province, killing at least 15 and injuring at least...
The judicial establishment and extreme right wing have tried to belittle a judge’s suicide attempt, but his 25-page verdict has kick-started a campaign for reform of the judiciary. 
The judicial establishment and extreme right wing have tried to belittle a judge’s suicide attempt, but his 25-page verdict has kick-started a campaign for reform of the judiciary.  Dr. Wisoot Binlateh, a representative of the Sheikhul Islam Office of Thailand, paid a visit to Khanakorn. Source: ...
The apparent suicide attempt of a judge in southern Thailand highlights the need for urgent reform of the judiciary to improve its independence from political interference, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said today.
The apparent suicide attempt of a judge in southern Thailand highlights the need for urgent reform of the judiciary to improve its independence from political interference, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said today. Khanakorn Pianchana Judge Khanakorn Pianchana, Vice Presiding Judge...
“Watching too many movies” Abdullah Isomuso from Saiburi District, Pattani Province, detained under Martial Law for suspected involvement in insurgency on July 20, was found unconscious in the interrogation centre inside Ingkhayutthaborihan Fort.[1] On the morning of 21 July, when Abdullah’s...

Highlight

22 Oct 2019

Joshua Wong updates on the Hong Kong protest and address allegations by Gen Apirat Kongsompong, Thai Royal Army Chief. 

15 Nov 2019

The Chiang Rai-based NGO Center for Girls has revealed that they have managed to help a 13-year-old girl escape a forced marriage with a 50-year-old man after the girl contacted them in March 2018.

8 Oct 2019

Anna Lawattanatrakul interviews Verita Sriratana, lecturer at the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, and a recipient of the Gratias Agit Award, about the importance of literature, what Thailand can learn from Central Europe, and how to find hope in dark times.

Feature

Nov 15, 2019
The Chiang Rai-based NGO Center for Girls has revealed that they have managed to help a 13-year-old girl escape a forced marriage with a 50-year-old man after the girl contacted them in March 2018.
Aug 16, 2019
In the case of 14 Sapwai villagers from Chaiyaphum Province, sentenced to imprisonment and fines by the Court of First Instance and the Court of Appeal after refusing to move from their land under the ‘forest reclamation’ policy, their lawyer indicated that the problem started from missing survey data leading to a lack of legal documents, and their defence which the court refused to consider.
May 26, 2019
19 May 2019 was the nineth anniversary of the crackdown on the 'red shirt' protest on 19 May 2010. Gatherings were held at Ratchaprasong Intersection in memory of the dead, while justice for the victims of military violence continues to be denied. 

Interview

Oct 22, 2019
Joshua Wong updates on the Hong Kong protest and address allegations by Gen Apirat Kongsompong, Thai Royal Army Chief. 
Oct 17, 2019
Prachatai English interviews Jaded Chouwilai, Director of the Women and Men Progressive Foundation, about sexual abuse by monks in Thailand.
Oct 8, 2019
Anna Lawattanatrakul interviews Verita Sriratana, lecturer at the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, and a recipient of the Gratias Agit Award, about the importance of literature, what Thailand can learn from Central Europe, and how to find hope in dark times.

Opinion

Nov 29, 2019
An article by Jutapat "Pai Dao Din" Boonpattararaksa on the lack of justice under the NCPO, translated by Tyrell Haberkorn.
Nov 21, 2019
Part 2 of an article by Atchara Rakyutidharm on how the state creates a climate of fear through the use of Article 112. 
Nov 21, 2019
Part 1 of an article by Atchara Rakyutidharm on how the state creates a climate of fear through the use of Article 112. 

Pick to Post

Nov 26, 2019
Nov 13, 2019
12 November 2019 - The ICJ condemned the use of civil proceedings to harass Nakorn Chompuchart and Sira Osottham, lawyers representing labour rights researcher Andy Hall.