Thailand

[Joint Statement] Thailand: Statement on pro-democracy protests on 17 and 25 November 2020
26 November 2020 6:50 pm

  We, the undersigned organisations, condemn the Thai police’s unnecessary and excessive use of force against peaceful protesters marching to the national parliament in Bangkok on November 17, 2020. We are concerned that authorities could employ similar measures when facing protesters who have declared they will march to the Siam Commercial Bank headquarters on November [ Read more ]

Thailand: End police brutality and use of violence against the democracy movement
18 November 2020 6:26 pm

(Jakarta, 18 November 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 today. Thai police, yesterday, dispersed pro-democracy movement [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Thailand: End harassment of Suchanee Cloitre, human rights defenders
26 October 2020 1:27 pm

*Please scroll down for a Thai version of this statement. Thailand: End harassment of Suchanee Cloitre, human rights defenders Baseless criminal defamation cases undercut labor rights protections 26 October 2020 We, the undersigned twelve human rights organizations, call on Thailand’s government to immediately end the harassment through the judicial system of journalist Suchanee Cloitre and [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] In solidarity with Thailand’s peaceful democracy movement
22 October 2020 5:34 pm

(Jakarta, 22 October 2020) ‒ We, 72 organisations across Asia, stand in solidarity with the peaceful democracy movement in Thailand as it continues to push for fundamental freedoms and democratic reforms, in the midst of government repression. The Government of Thailand should abide by its obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights [ Read more ]

[Statement] Thailand: State of emergency is a violation of international human rights standards
15 October 2020 4:38 pm

(Jakarta, 15 October 2020) ‒ The state of ‘severe’ emergency in Thailand declared in the wee hours of the morning is aimed at centralising the Thai government’s power and preventing the legitimate expression of dissent, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) said today. The rights group said the ‘severe’ emergency, which bans [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Thailand: Government Gives Human Rights Award to Abusive Company
13 October 2020 3:24 pm

(Bangkok, 13 October 2020) – The recent Thai Ministry of Justice’s decision to grant a human rights award to a company currently facing trial for human rights abuses casts serious concerns on the government’s commitment to upholding human rights especially in the context of business, said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), [ Read more ]

Working Paper Series 8: Climate Justice – Navigating the Discourse
30 September 2020 11:42 am

As notably highlighted by the former United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, climate change represents the ultimate challenge to humankind, with those living in poverty destined to be the most negatively affected group across the globe. In this complex scenario, the concept of climate justice stands out as a [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Thailand: Address ongoing threats to life against Lertsak Kumkongsak and environmental human rights defenders
24 September 2020 6:36 pm

Thailand: Address ongoing threats to life against Lertsak Kumkongsak and environmental human rights defenders (Jakarta, 24 September 2020) – The death threats and the ongoing intimidation of an environmental human rights defender (EHRD), Lertsak Kumkongsak showcase the mounting threats faced by human rights defenders in Thailand today. The Government has the obligation to ensure the [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Thailand: Protect fundamental freedoms in the upcoming protests
18 September 2020 5:06 pm

Thailand: Protect fundamental freedoms in the upcoming protests (Jakarta, 18 September 2020) ‒ International human rights organisations are calling on the Government of Thailand to observe international human rights laws and standards ahead of a planned protest expected to attract tens of thousands to Bangkok this weekend. ‘We urge the Thai government to observe its commitment to [ Read more ]

Thailand: ANNI Open Letter concerning the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand’s (NHRCT) Statement on requesting all parties in demonstrations adhere to human rights principles and use peaceful means to resolve problems
27 August 2020 9:08 pm

To:  Chairperson What Tingsamitr Cc: Commissioners: Mrs. Chatsuda Chandeeying and Mrs. Prakairatana Thontiravong Commissioner ad interims: Mr. Somn Promaros, Miss Areewan Jatuthong, Mrs. Pirom Sipraset and Mr. Suwat Theparak Office of the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand The Government Complex Commemorating His Majesty the King’s 80th Birthday Anniversary 5th December, B.E.2550 (2007) 120 Chaengwattana [ Read more ]