Enforced Disappearances

11 Jun 2020
The Committee on Enforced Disappearances has submitted a request to the Cambodian state to take urgent action in the case of Wanchalearm Satsaksit.
23 Jan 2019
(New York) – The Lao government should urgently investigate the disappearance of three Thai political activists who were last seen in the capital, Vientiane, in December 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. On January 22, 2019, Thai authorities told Human Rights Watch that DNA samples from the bodies found in the Mekong River matched two of the missing activists, Phu Chana and Kasalong. Related:
30 Mar 2017
The decision by the junta’s lawmakers to drop consideration of a bill on torture and enforced disappearance is largely seen as a major setback by civil society organisations and victims’ families who are calling for answers and justifications. 
13 Mar 2017
  Amnesty International and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) regret the decision of Thailand’ National Legislative Assembly (NLA) to further delay the passage of essential legislation criminalizing torture and enforced disappearances.
7 Mar 2017
A coalition of human rights organisations has condemned the junta’s suspension of a bill aimed at criminalising state enforced torture and disappearance, arguing the legal gap facilitates human rights abuses.   On 1 March 2017, a coalition of human rights groups including Thai Lawyers for Human Rights, the Cross Cultural Foundation, and the Human Rights Lawyers Association released a statement expressing alarm that the military government is taking steps backwards in the criminalisation of state enforced torture and
1 Feb 2017
A photographer has travelled across Thailand to document suppressed stories of enforced disappearances and the country’s culture of impunity.
13 Oct 2016
After a 12-year fight for justice, the authorities have closed their investigation into the disappearance of a human rights lawyer with no one being prosecuted.    On 12 October 2016, Angkhana Neelapaijit, a Commissioner of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), posted on her Facebook account that she had received a letter from the Department of Special Investigation (DSI).   
8 Mar 2016
Fifteen dead-end cold cases of enforced disappearances in Thailand are brought to light through a new photo exhibition.
30 Aug 2013
Today (August 30) is the International Day of the Disappeared. Shui Meng has shared the following letter with friends and colleagues to call attention to this terrible practice. A number of groups and media organisations are doing research on the number and nature of Enforced Disappearances in Laos. If you have any verifiable, documentedevidence, please share it.
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