Thailand

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 ]

FORUM-ASIA New Office and New Address in Bangkok
30 August 2016 11:36 am

FORUM-ASIA is happy to share that from 31 August 2016 we will be located in a new office. We hope to be able to welcome you all there soonest. Our new address is: S.P.D Building 3rd Floor 79/2 Krungthonburi Road Khlongtonsai Khlongsan, Bangkok 10600 Thailand New phones numbers and fax numbers will be confirmed soon. [ Read more ]

ANNI – Performance of the NHRC Thailand: Withering of Human Rights Protection?
29 August 2016 3:36 pm

(29 August 2016, Bangkok) – The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) is greatly concerned by recent developments related to the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT). In its November 2015 Accreditation Report, the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI, formerly known as International Coordinating Committee of National Human [ Read more ]

Thailand: Restrictions on Freedom of Expression Question the Legitimacy of Referendum
4 August 2016 5:52 pm

(Geneva, 4 August 2016) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and its members in Thailand – People’s Empowerment Foundation (PEF), Community Resource Centre (CRC) and the Association for Human Rights and Women’s Rights in Development (AWARD) – express grave concern over severe restrictions on fundamental freedoms prior to the forthcoming constitutional referendum [ Read more ]

Thailand: There Should Be No seat at the UN Security Council for a Non-Democratic Country with a Troubling Rights Record
27 June 2016 7:34 pm

(Geneva, 27 June 2016) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) urges the UN General Assembly (UN GA) to carefully consider Thailand’s candidature for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council (UNSC). Its candidacy for the term 2017-2018 is questionable given the deteriorating human rights situation under the military Government in [ Read more ]

HRC32 Oral Statement – Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention
23 June 2016 7:04 pm

32nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention – General Debate Oral Statement Delivered by R. Iniyan Ilango On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Thursday, 23 June 2016   Mr. President, we draw the Council’s attention to several [ Read more ]