15 Oct 2022
Indigenous Karen communities from Samoeng District, Chiang Mai, filed a petition on Tuesday (11 October) to oppose the designation of forest land as part of Ob Khan National Park, as the land includes their community forest and spiritual area.
1 Sep 2022
The indigenous Hmong community on Mon Jam, a mountain in Chiang Mai’s Mae Rim District and now a famous tourist destination, staged a protest on Monday (29 August) to block forestry officials from demolishing their houses and homestays.
24 Aug 2022
Community rights and indigenous rights activists in Chiang Mai were blocked by crowd control police today (24 August) during their march to submit a petition to an APEC leaders meeting at the Le Meridien Hotel.
28 Jul 2022
The Supreme Court has sentenced an indigenous Karen woman to 2 years and 8 months in prison for encroaching on National Park land despite pleas that the piece of land was passed down through her family.
28 Oct 2021
On 27 October 2021, on the opening day of the 2021 Asia Land Forum: Securing Land Rights and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), participants reiterated the important role of using data to monitor the progress of securing land rights in Asia, particularly in accordance with the SDG targets and indicators.
26 Aug 2021
Somphon Chimrueng has been found guilty of the attempted murder of a land rights defender in Surat Thani and sentenced to 13 years and 16 months of imprisonment. He has also been ordered to pay compensation to the victim.
10 May 2021
Thai authorities should immediately investigate the killing of Somsak Onchuenjit, a lawyer and land rights activist, in Trang province in southern Thailand, Human Rights Watch said on Saturday (8 May).
7 May 2021
Suphap Kamlae, a victim turned land rights defender in the Khok Yao community, Chaiyaphum Province, and widow of Den Kamlae, a land rights leader who mysteriously disappeared in 2016, passed away of liver and intestinal cancer on 6 May 2021.
17 Mar 2021
London, Paris, 16 March 2021 — A decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor concerning allegations of crimes against humanity stemming from the land grabbing frenzy is expected by June this year, FIDH, Global Witness, and Climate Counsel have learned.
30 Jan 2021
Following a report that members of the Bang Kloi Karen community have returned to their ancestral land at Chai Phaen Din, the remaining community members and a network of civil society organizations have issued a statement calling for the authorities to allow the community to stay at Chai Phaen Din until a resolution is reached, and must not conduct any operation that affects them.
29 Jan 2021
After the boundary of the Kaeng Krachan National Park was re-drawn, Wansao Phungam, a Karen indigenous villager, was charged with encroaching on national park land for farming on a piece of land which has been passed down within her family.
17 Sep 2020
The Appeal Court has sentenced a villager in Lampang to 1 year in prison and a fine of 400,000 baht for encroaching on national park land, despite evidence that the plot in question has been occupied since 1954.