land rights defenders
21 Aug 2019
Infographics by Kittiya On-inSources: Esaan Land Reform News, iLaw, Protection International and Prachatai
4 Jul 2019
Northeast villagers get jail terms with big fines under NCPO's Forest Reclamation Policy.
1 Jul 2019
226 civil society organisations and human rights defenders globally have demanded that the Thai government drop all charges against 14 land and human rights defenders in Ban Sapwai, Chaiyaphum, who are currently facing disproportionate imprisonment and fines exceeding one million Thai Baht (approximately USD 32,300). They were found guilty in August last year by the first court for breaching Thailand’s Forest Act and National Park Act despite evidence qualifying for exemption from prosecution as poor, landless and low-income groups.
20 Jun 2019
Manushya Foundation (MF), Isaan Land Reform Network (ILRN), and the Future Forward Party (FWP) call on Thai authorities to stop the misuse of forest conservation laws and policies to criminalise impoverished villagers, to drop all charges against the 14 villagers of Sab Wai village, and to protect their rights related to land and livelihood.