Draft Act on the Operation of Not-for-Profit Organizations
23 Jun 2022
Prachatai interviewed Thitirat Thipsamritkul, lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, and also the Chair of Amnesty International Thailand, on the impacts that the Non-profit Organisation Act may have if passed.
1 Jun 2022
Protesters from over 67 civil society organisations (CSOs), who have been demonstrating at Ratchadamnoen Road for the past 8 days, announced that they have met their immediate objective in communicating with society and pressuring the government to refrain from adopting a Draft Act on the Operations of Not-for-profit Organisations.
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.
25 Mar 2022
Senators Edward J. Markey and Jeffrey A. Merkley asked Thailand and U.S. Government to address concerns about the Draft Act on the Operation of Not-for-Profit Organizations (NPO Bill), arguing that it would undermine the delivery of humanitarian assistance to Myanmar.
8 Mar 2022
On International Women's day, The Women Human Rights Defenders Collective in Thailand issued a statement demanding a stop to the Draft Act on the Operation of Not-for-Profit Organizations.
17 Feb 2022
Amnesty International has had a longstanding presence in Thailand and is committed to continuing to promote and protect human rights for people in the country despite calls for it to be expelled, the organization said on 16 February.
30 Jul 2021
On 29 July, the ICJ urged the Thai authorities to refrain from adopting so-called additional principles to the “Draft Act on the Operation of Not-for-Profit Organizations” (‘Draft NPO Act’) as they are contrary to Thailand’s obligations under international human rights law.