Joint Statement – Thailand: Rights organisations condemn the arbitrary arrest and intimidation of P-Move by Thai authorities
15 May 2018 6:05 pm

(Bangkok, 15 May 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Amnesty International, and Protection International condemn the harassment and intimidation by Thai authorities of members of the People’s Movement for a Just Society (P-Move). Such acts of harassment and intimidation include preventing members from participating in peaceful protests in Bangkok and [ Read more ]

Event at FCCT: Thai companies investing in ASEAN and their human rights obligations
14 May 2018 4:14 pm

Thai companies investing in ASEAN and their human rights obligations 10:00-12:00, Friday 1 June 2018 Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand Free Admission & Food will be served before and after the panel discussion *** Thai companies are increasingly investing in neighboring ASEAN countries. While investments have resulted in significant profits for both Thailand and the [ Read more ]

Thailand: Immediately withdraw all criminal complaints against peaceful demonstrators
9 April 2018 6:26 pm

(Geneva, 09 April 2018) The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is gravely concerned by the harassment and intimidation of pro-democracy demonstrators by Thai authorities. FORUM-ASIA calls on the Thai Government to immediately withdraw all criminal complaints filed against the 57 demonstrators for taking part in a peaceful rally calling for an election. The [ Read more ]

Thailand: Urgent call to dismiss all allegations against the eight human rights defenders from the peaceful march, ‘We Walk’
26 January 2018 4:11 pm

(Geneva, 26 January 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) urgently calls on the Government of Thailand to unconditionally dismiss all allegations against the eight human rights defenders who joined the peaceful march, ’We Walk’ on 20 January 2018. A few days later, on 23 January 2018, authorities issued police summons [ Read more ]

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 ]