30 Oct 2014
Following the notorious Gammy case, where a baby born with Down's syndrome to a Thai surrogate mother was abandoned by his biological Australian parents, the Thai junta is to push for a bill to outlaw commercial surrogacy. However, the bill also rules out the rights of singles and LGBT couples to have children by this technology.
29 Oct 2014
The Thai criminal court has dismissed criminal defamation charges against Andy Hall, a British human rights defender and migration researcher. This is one of the four libel cases filed by a processed fruit company after Hall publicised poor human rights records and abusive labour conditions in the company’s factories. Phra Khanong Provincial Court, Bangkok, on Wednesday morning dismissed the first criminal libel case against Andy Hall, a freelance human rights and migration researcher, due incorrect investigation procedures.
21 Oct 2014
Thailand’s credibility as a potential member of the United Nations Human Rights Council depends on the government’s addressing urgent human rights concerns at home, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, on October 18, 2014. Thailand is a candidate, along with Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, and Qatar, for the four vacant Human Rights Council seats allocated for the Asia-Pacific region.
29 Sep 2014
MANILA – Bangkok’s military government continues to demonstrate profound contempt for the rule of law and the dignity and rights of its citizens and should immediately repeal all laws that contravene Thailand’s international human rights obligations and hand power back to a fully elected, civilian administration, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said today. APHR, a collective of elected lawmakers from across Southeast Asia working to promote access to justice and human rights, called on the international community and ASEAN government’s to take a s
10 Sep 2014
Instead of throwing an ice bucket over one’s head, the challenge is to sing a song whose lyrics touch every free spirit.
5 Sep 2014
A written submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre THAILAND: Human rights in crisis three months after coup 1. The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to raise grave concerns with the Human Rights Council about the deepening human rights crisis in Thailand following the 22 May 2014 coup launched by a military junta calling itself the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) and led by General Prayuth Chan-ocha.
5 Sep 2014
On the 100th Day of the Thai Military Coup d’etat Statement of International Solidarity Group for Thai Democracy and Human Rights Since the military seized power from the interim government on 22 May 2014 and established the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), the international community is gravely concerned by the severe backlash of human rights and democracy in Thailand. The Inter
3 Sep 2014
A Statement from Thai Lawyers for Human Rights forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) The Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) in collaboration with Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) and Amnesty International Thailand was planning to organize a presentation of report on the situation of human rights “Access to Justice in Thailand: Currently Unavailable Human Rights Situation 100 Days after the Coup” today.
30 Aug 2014
THAILAND: Joint statement on the threats to the Wang Saphung community 30 August 2014 Protection International and the Asian Human Rights Commission are seriously concerned about the Royal Thai Army’s latest intervention in the conflict between the Wang Saphung community in Loei Province with a neighbouring gold and copper mine.
30 Aug 2014
Since the military seized power from the interim government on 22 May 2014 and established the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), the international community is gravely concerned by the severe backlash of human rights and democracy in Thailand. The International Solidarity Group for Thai Democracy and Human Rights (ISG-Thai) was set up during the International Conference on “Thailand: Human Rights and Democracy in Crisis” in Manila, The Philippines by representatives of various organisations across the region to express their solidarity with Thai people.
21 Aug 2014
After the Harvard Crimson an article which talked about the pro-coup Thai elite trying to influence the Thai Studies programme at Harvard for the “personal safety of its author,” the paper on Thursday reposted the article on its website saying it was now safe because the author had left Thailand.
16 Aug 2014
The Thai junta has ordered the Amnesty International Thailand to stop its activities in Bangkok and Chiang Mai calling for peace in the Gaza Strip, citing martial law. In a letter to AI members, issued Friday, AI Thailand said military officers in northern Chiang Mai Province called them and “asked” AI to call off the planned gathering and seminar at a bookstore in the province on 17 August on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and human rights.