Thailand

Joint Statement – Thai Military Must Drop Unlawful Charges Against Academics
21 August 2017 4:49 pm

21 August, 2017 Chiang Mai, Thailand We, the undersigned organizations, call on the Thai authorities to immediately drop all charges against academics and participants who attended a recent conference in Chiang Mai, and to uphold academic freedom in line with Thailand’s human rights obligations. This week, Professor (in Thai, Ajarn) Chayan Vaddhanaphuti and five other academics [ Read more ]

Thailand: Detention of Jatupat “Pai” Boonpattararaksa continues, suppression intensifies
22 June 2017 4:58 pm

(Geneva, 22 June 2017) – Today marks six months of detention for Jatupat “Pai” Boonpattararaksa, a prominent student activist who has been charged with lèse majesté offences under article 112 of the Thai Criminal Code and violation of the Computer Crime Act since 22 December 2016. Pai was arrested on 3 December 2016 after sharing [ Read more ]

Joint Statement – Government of Thailand and Businesses Should Ensure Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights are Practiced
31 May 2017 5:09 pm

(Bangkok, May 31, 2017)— We, the undersigned civil society organizations, urge Thai authorities and business enterprises in the country to uphold the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Today, government agencies, representatives of the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand, business entities, and representatives from the U.N. Development Program participated in a [ Read more ]

ANNI – Thailand: Recent Developments Show the Urgent Need for Structural Changes of NHRCT
11 April 2017 6:19 pm

(Scroll down for a Thai version of the statement) The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) is greatly concerned with alarming developments within the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT). A clear sign of internal conflict within the NHRCT emerged after one of the Commissioners, Surachet Satitniramai, resigned due to dissatisfaction [ Read more ]

Live Webcast of Thailand ICCPR Review – ‘From Bangkok to Geneva: Engaging Public on Thailand ICCPR Review’
13 March 2017 5:08 pm

The United Nation Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) will review Thailand’s human rights situation and its compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which Thailand is a state party. Thailand will be reviewed during the 119th session of the HRC between 13-14 March 2017 in Geneva Switzerland.Prior to the review, several Thai [ Read more ]

Thailand: Immediately drop sedition case and all proceedings against human rights lawyer Sirikan Charoensiri
3 October 2016 10:26 am

(scroll down for a Thai version of the press-release) 3 October 2016 The Thai Government should immediately drop all proceedings against human rights lawyer, Sirikan Charoensiri, including the specious accusation of sedition, which apparently relate to her organization’s representation of 14 student activists peacefully protesting in June 2015, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Human [ Read more ]

HRC33 Oral Statement on National Human Rights Institutions in Asia
26 September 2016 11:14 am

33rd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 8: Follow up to and implementation of Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action – General Debate Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 26 September 2016   Mr. President, we note the two [ Read more ]

HRC33 Oral Statement – Universal Periodic Review Plenary on Thailand
23 September 2016 4:05 pm

33rd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 6: Universal Periodic Review Plenary on Thailand Oral Statement Delivered by Chalida Tajaroensuk On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Friday, 23 September 2016 Mr. President. FORUM-ASIA makes this statement in solidarity with People’s Empowerment Foundation (PEF), Community Resources Centre [ Read more ]

HRC33 Side Event – Detouring Democracy: Human Rights in Thailand
21 September 2016 3:26 pm

Date: 22 September 2016 Time: 14:30 – 15:30 Venue: Room XXI, Palais Des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland Panelists: Chalida Tajaroensuk (People’s Empowerment Foundation) Sirikan Charoensri (Thai Lawyers for Human Rights) Sor.Ratanamanee Polkla (Community Resources Centre Foundation) Moderator: Rosanna Ocampo (FORUM-ASIA)

HRC33 Oral Statement on the Human Rights Situations that Require the Council’s Attention
20 September 2016 5:21 pm

33rd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention – General Debate Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 19 September 2016 Mr President, we draw the Council’s attention to deteriorating human rights [ Read more ]