A joint supplementary submission to the UN Human Rights Committee: ICJ, TLHR and CrCF

On 24 April 2020, the ICJ, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) and the Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) made a joint supplementary submission to the UN Human Rights Committee on Thailand’s implementation of its human rights obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). In their submission, the ICJ, TLHR and CrCF […]



Officers from unidentified agency holding TU student in custody, threatening her to divulge information after her retweeting a post concerning the monarchy

On 2 November 2019, Twitter user @99CEREAL posted a tweet detailing how she was held in custody and taken from her University to Klong Luang Police Station, Pathumthani, after she retweeted a Twitter post. The public officials neither produced an arrest warrant nor identified their agency. After being forcibly interrogated for over an hour, the […]



Public Seminar “Seize, Trample, Repeat, Change” The Launch of Recommendation Proposal to Uproot the Remains of the Coup

16 July 2019 was marked as the beginning of the first cabinet given full authority by the 2017 Constitution. As a result, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) was automatically withdrawn from the administrative position, giving an end to Article 44 of the Interim Constitution of 2014. However, the consequences of the coup […]



A year of legal actions against the ‘Organization For a Thai Federation: At least 20 charged in eleven cases

This September marks the first anniversary of the reports on the crackdown of individuals allegedly involved with the “Organization For a Thai Federation.”  Arrests of those wearing black T-shirts with red and white stripes initially had people wondering about the cryptic meaning of the symbol. Members of the public and even avid political followers had […]



CSO call for a prompt investigation into the alleged torture of Mr. Abdullah Isomuso

Joint statement: Civil society organizations call for a prompt investigation into the alleged torture of a suspected insurgent and urge the government to pass legislation criminalizing torture and ill-treatment 23 July 2019 On 21 July 2019, at around 3:00 am, Mr. Abdullah Isomuso, a suspected insurgent, was found unconscious inside the Inquiry Unit of Ingkhayutthaborihan […]



Five years under NCPO, isn’t that enough? Recommendations to eliminate the effects of the coup

What has happened in the past five years? On 22 May 2014, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), led by Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, seized power from the Yingluck Shinawatra government, revoked the 2007 Constitution, imposed martial law and arbitrarily issued a string of announcements and orders to rule the country as it deemed […]



Military authorities can still arbitrarily detain civilians Analysis of the Head of the NCPO Order no. 9/2562 that repealed some Announcements/Orders that are no longer necessary

On 9 July 2019, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha in his capacity as the Head of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) issued the Head of NCPO Order no. 9/2562 to repeal 70 NCPO Announcements/Orders and Head of NCPO Orders. Since staging a coup on 22 May 2014, the NCPO has issued a total of 557 […]


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