Thailand

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)
18 Jun 2021
Dozens of worker rights and human rights organizations released a letter expressing deep concern regarding Thailand’s draft Act on the Operation of Not-for-Profit Organizations.
21 Apr 2021
Journalists and media workers face an increasingly repressive legal landscape amidst the Covid-19 pandemic in Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam, as outlined by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) in a submission to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
19 Apr 2021
6 Mar 2021
In Freedom House’s 2021 global freedom analysis, Thailand scores 30 out of 100, 2 points less than last year, due to a poor performance in many aspects of political rights and civil liberties. This has brought down the country’s status from ‘Partly Free’ to ‘Not Free’.
27 Jan 2021
The Appeal Court on 26 January found Pholawat Warodomputthikul, 28, a former technician in Rayong, guilty under the sedition law for distributing leaflets expressing opposition to the 2014 coup. 
21 Oct 2020
Suranat Paenprasoet, a coordinator of the Active Youth network who joined the 14 October protest, has become the third person charged under Section 110 of the Criminal Code. He was seen on Phitsanulok Road when a royal motorcade passed through anti-dictatorship protesters.
19 Oct 2020
The Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants for Ekachai Hongkangwan and Boonkueanoon Paothong, who were at the 14 October protest where they found themselves in the middle of a police blockade and the royal motorcade of the Queen and the King’s son.
15 Oct 2020
At around 04.40 this morning (15 October), police in riot gear retook the protest site at Government House. Anon Nampa, Prasit Karutarote, Parit Chiwarak and Panupong Jadnok have been arrested. Military trucks full of soldiers have been seen entering Government House. Riot control police dispersing the protesters before sunrise.

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