Pick to Post
4 Dec 2020
The global press freedom groups and civil society organizations collective #HoldTheLine Coalition calls for the new criminal cyber libel charge against Filipino-American editor and journalist Maria Ressa to be dropped.
4 Dec 2020
US Senators Bob Menendez and Dick Durbin, along with seven other senators, introduced yesterday (3 December 2020) a Senate Resolution in support of Thailand's pro-democracy movement, which have been met with violence and repression from the authorities.
4 Dec 2020
Six months after the disappearance of activist-in-exile Wanchalearm Satsaksit, his friends and representatives of Amnesty International went to the Cambodian Embassy in Bangkok to submit a name list of 14,157 individuals who urge Cambodian authorities to ensure effective, urgent, thorough and transparent investigation and to restore justice to Wanchalearm’s family.
25 Nov 2020
Thai authorities must refrain from prosecuting individuals involved in the ongoing pro-democracy protests under Article 112 of the Thai Criminal Code (lèse-majesté), FIDH urged today (25 November).
24 Nov 2020
The Director-General of the Department of Special Investigation will visit the Dong Ma Fai Subdistrict in Nong Bua Lamphu to investigate the murders of local community rights defenders, but will not be able to meet with the activists' families as the visit was scheduled without consultation with the community.
20 Nov 2020
The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand (FCCT) issued a statement following the crackdown on the protest at the parliament compound on 17 November urging journalists to take precautions when covering protests and for the authorities to legalise the use of body armour for journalists and paramedics working in conflict areas.
20 Nov 2020
Thai police unnecessarily used water cannons and teargas against peaceful democracy demonstrators outside the parliament in Bangkok on November 17, 2020, in violation of international human rights standards, Human Rights Watch said yesterday (19 November).
19 Nov 2020
The use of violence by police to disperse yesterday’s protest by the pro-democracy movement is unjustified, and fails to meet the international human rights standards Thailand has committed itself to, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), said in a statement yesterday (18 November).
13 Nov 2020
In a webinar held on 10th November, economic experts, business owners, civil society organisations and parliamentarians expressed their concerns about the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a mega free trade agreement which is set to be signed on 15 November 2020. Despite concerns being raised, governments have continued to negotiate RCEP in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and global uncertainty.
12 Nov 2020
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its Member States must adopt a human rights-based approach in its regional recovery framework on COVID-19, said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA). ASEAN member flags at the 2019 ASEAN Summit in Bangkok.
11 Nov 2020
Ahead of the 37th ASEAN Summit this week, current and former parliamentarians have submitted an open letter to ASEAN urging it to play a positive role in resolving the ongoing crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
5 Nov 2020
On 2 November 2020, the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, the Coalition for Women In Journalism issued a statement calling for justice for murdered, threatened, attacked, and harassed women journalists and for an end to impunity in crimes against them.