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30 Jul 2021
On 29 July, the ICJ urged the Thai authorities to refrain from adopting so-called additional principles to the “Draft Act on the Operation of Not-for-Profit Organizations” (‘Draft NPO Act’) as they are contrary to Thailand’s obligations under international human rights law.
29 Jul 2021
6 leading Thai professional media associations issued a statement condemning what they consider an official assault on the Thai public’s right to good information as well as freedom of expression in general.
29 Jul 2021
CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, calls on the Cambodian authorities to drop the baseless charges against trade union activist and human rights defender Rong Chhun and to release him immediately and unconditionally.
23 Jul 2021
UN human rights* experts urged the UNESCO World Heritage Committee to defer Thailand’s bid to get a prized heritage listing for the Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex, saying the indigenous Karen are being subjected to rights violations in the park.
21 Jul 2021
Southeast Asian lawmakers call on ASEAN governments to take more inclusive measures to protect everyone against Covid-19 regardless of their migration status.
19 Jul 2021
As Thailand battles its deadliest outbreak of Covid-19 since the pandemic began, Amnesty International calls on the Thai authorities to develop and implement an inclusive vaccine roll-out plan that prioritizes at-risk and marginalized individuals, with specific consideration given to groups that have faced historic discrimination, such as prisoners, refugees and undocumented migrant workers.
13 Jul 2021
As Thai authorities imposed strict virus prevention measures in Bangkok and nine provinces from Monday, Amnesty International calls on authorities to use these restrictions solely to address worsening rates of Covid-19 infection and not to arbitrarily or disproportionately penalise individuals for peacefully exercising their rights.
8 Jul 2021
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) FIDH and Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) have petitioned the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention for the release of 65-year-old Anchan Preelerd, who is currently serving the longest prison sentence ever imposed in a lèse majesté case and is current held at the Central Women’s Correctional Institution in Bangkok.
6 Jul 2021
Southeast Asian parliamentarians warned of the potential health risks following the the Ming Dih Chemical factory explosion in Samut Prakan and urged the Thai government to take immediate and long-term action to tackle the impacts.
2 Jul 2021
Thai authorities have repeatedly deployed reckless and violent tactics to quell the country’s burgeoning youth protest movement including beating demonstrators, firing chemicals from water cannons and shooting rubber bullets at close range, new research from Amnesty International reveals today.
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 Jun 2021
On the 89th anniversary of the 24 June 1932 Revolution in Thailand, the People for Democracy Movement of Thailand (PDMT) calls for an absolute political reform and fairer resources distribution.