Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF)
30 Mar 2022
Labour Court Region 5 revoked the decision of the Committee of the Employee Assistance Fund that denied migrant workers access to the Fund, the Court ruling that “the legal status of the employee not to be invoked to rule out their access to the Employee Assistance Fund”
9 Dec 2021
Migrant workers and stateless persons to file case with Constitutional Court concerning access to Ministry of Labour’s “Section 33, We Love Each Other” Covid-19 handouts for constitutional breach. The Constitutional Court logo.
15 Oct 2021
On 5 October 2021, the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) has gone to the Bang Khen Immigration Detention Center to pick up Ms. P, a female migrant worker from Myanmar, who had been remanded in custody being accused of being an alien and worked without the permit.
30 Sep 2021
On 27 September 2021, the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) stated its concern over the Ombudsman's decision saying that the “Section 33, We Love Each Other” relief scheme that excludes migrant workers, does not constitute a discrimination.
1 Jul 2021
Statement from the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) calling the Thai government to provide Covid-19 assistance packages to migrant workers without discrimination. Workers in a construction site, taken on January, 2019
24 Mar 2021
Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) submitting complaint to public health authorities concerning Vachira Phuket Hospital’s refusing to sell health insurance to child dependent of migrant labors.
25 Sep 2018
On 17 September 2018 at 10.00am. the Mae Sot Provincial Court ruled in the case filed against Mrs. Zarabi Abdullah, defendant no 1 and Mr. Charlie (unknown last name), defendant no. 2. Both are prosecuted for breaches of the Anti-Human Trafficking Act 2008 and the Child Protection Act 2003, in the Black Case no. 1/2561 and are asked to provide compensation to victims of human trafficking.
23 Feb 2017
A provincial court in southern Thailand has dismissed charges of human trafficking filed by Cambodian workers against a Thai fishing boat captain and a fish market owner. On 22 February 2017, the Provincial Court of Ranong read the verdict in a case filed by Ranong public prosecutors against Banjob Kaenkaew, a fishing boat captain, and Somchai Jettanapornsamran, owner of a fish market based in Samut Sakhon.
2 Jan 2017
On 29 December 2016, Mr. Sai Kein, a migrant worker from Myanmar, has authorized a representative to bring the case to the Labour Court of Samut Sakhon against the Social Security Office in Nakhon Pathom as defendant no. 1 and the Workmen’s Compensation Fund Committee, defendant no. 2. It has stemmed from that the WCF Committee had issued a decision no. NT 0030.1/33948 dated 18 November 2016 on ‘the result of the appeal regarding the directive on compensation’ which denied Mr.
7 Feb 2011
MR. Charlie Tiyu, a migrant worker from Myanmar who was illegally chained to his bed whilst receiving treatment for a work-related injury last week, is being supported by Thai rights groups today (7TH FEB 2011) to demand compensation from the Social Security Office's (SSO) Workmen's Compensation Fund (WCF). After a campaign by the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF), the Immigration Bureau ordered Charlie unchained on 4th Feb 2011 but he remains under custody in the Police General Hospital in Bangkok.
27 Jan 2011
Mr. Chalermchai Sri-on, the Minister of Labour, on 26 Jan commented on the results of his trip to Myanmar between 22nd to 24th January 2010 to meet Mr Mong Min, the Deputy Minister ofForeign Affairs for Myanmar. The Minister said the trip was intended to discuss the existing nationality verification process (NV) for alien workers that has been proceeding slowly,particularly as a result of border closures.
17 Dec 2010
On International Migrant’s Day (18th December 2010), the State Enterprises Workers’ Relations Confederation (SERC), the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) and the Thai Labour Solidarity Committee (TLSC) requests the Royal Thai Government (RTG) to re-open registration for all migrants in Thailand, review its deportation policy, cooperate with the United Nations in examination of violation of migrant rights, repeal discriminatory policies affecting migrants including wage deductions for a deportation fund and formulate long term migration policies in response to actual