24 Jun 2022
Thai Embassies have issued warnings to Thai people about taking cannabis and hemp into Indonesia and Vietnam, where penalties include fines, life imprisonment and capital punishment.
3 Jun 2022
On 2 June, Sitanan Satsaksit, the sister of Wanchalearm Satsaksit and legal advisors sought an audience with the Cambodian ambassador to Thailand to request an update on an investigation into the political refugee’s abduction in Phnom Penh on 4 June 2020. Their request was denied before they could enter the Cambodian Embassy in Bangkok.
25 Mar 2022
“Nation, religion, and king” - a slogan that seems almost spiritual and sacred to Thai nationalists. Why? I don’t think I am alone in believing that, even as we debate political topics, we feel that certain things - like our national religion and our royal institution - cannot be forgotten. Why exactly is difficult to explain.
27 Jan 2022
17 Dec 2021
Following the demonstration by refugees in Mae La camp in Tak Province on 14 December, Move Forward Party (MFP) MPs and representatives and NGOs urged a fair investigation that also addresses the root causes that turned a peaceful protest violent in one night.
16 Dec 2021
Transgender people in Thailand have no route to legal recognition of their gender identity, making them vulnerable to various forms of discrimination, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today with the Thai Transgender Alliance.
12 Nov 2021
On 9 November 2021, Thai immigration officials forcibly returned two Cambodian refugees, putting them at risk of unfair trials in Cambodia, said Human Rights Watch.
2 Nov 2021
1 Oct 2021
13 Aug 2021
Viengrat Nethipo is an associate professor of Political Science at Chulalongkorn University The entire world faces the COVID-19 outbreak all at once. Yet, the ways states, societies and people around the world respond to the crisis vary.
5 Jul 2021
On 1 July, the US Department of State released the 2021 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report downgrading Thailand to the Tier 2 Watch List after finding fault with government efforts to address forced labour and trafficking issues particularly in the fishing, seafood and garment sectors.
23 Jun 2021
After months of proceedings, 11 Burmese migrant fisher members of the Fishers Rights Network (FRN) have won nearly $5,000 USD in back pay after their Thai employer tried to cheat them out of their full pay. Burmese fishers (Source: Fishers Rights) Network (FRN)