Statement on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Thailand became party to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT) on 2 October 2007 to comply with international standards. Since the UNCAT had become effective on 1 November 2007, the Thai Government was under the obligation to make administrative, legislative and judicial adjustments in compliance with the […]

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28/06/2560

Demanding an official explanation regarding detention of a 14-year-old-suspect and military detention must be stopped

Statement by Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) Demanding an official explanation regarding detention of a 14-year-old-suspect and military detention must be stopped It has been reported by Thai media that police have allegedly held in custody four individuals suspected of setting fire to a stand with a portrait of King Rama IX in Chonnabot […]

TLHR

21/05/2560

Statement by Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR)
 Request for an Immediate Release of Mr Srisuwan Janya from Arbitrary Detention

Statement by Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) Request for an Immediate Release of Mr Srisuwan Janya from Arbitrary Detention On 18 April 2017, Mr Srisuwan Janya, Secretary-General of the Association to Protect Thai Constitution (APTC), was to submit a letter of petition to the Prime Minister at the Government House’s Complaint Center. The letter […]

TLHR

18/04/2560

Press Statement: Human Rights Organizations’ Concerns on the Implementation of
the Draft “Prevention and Suppression of Torture and Enforced Disappearances Act B.E….”

As a ratifying state party to the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) which has become effective to the country since 1 November 2007 and a signatory to the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPPED) since 9 January 2012, Thailand is […]

TLHR

01/03/2560

Statement by Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) on the Case of Wat Phra Dhammakaya: Request for Authorities to Stop Invoking Article 44 and Resort to the Standard Justice Process

Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) calls on the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), the government and concerned officials to stop invoking power per Article 44 of the Interim Constitution B.E. 2557 (2014) and other special measures that grant the law enforcement and security forces sweeping power in the case of Wat Phra […]

TLHR

20/02/2560

Statement by Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR): Request for Authorities to Stop Obstructing Exercise of the Right to Freedom of Expression and Peaceful Assembly in the Case of the Protest against the Krabi Coal-Fired Power Plant

Since 17 February 2017, protesters have gathered in front of the Government House to oppose the government bid to open a coal power plant in Krabi province. The authorities have moved in to take control of the area, by removing a portable restroom truck and prohibiting movement in and out of the demonstration site. Consequently, […]

TLHR

18/02/2560

TLHR’s Legal Opinion on Prosecutions of “Referendum Suspects”

On 10 December 1932, King Prajadhipok (Rama VII) gave effect to the first constitution of the people of Siam after the Siamese Revolution of the same year, marking Thailand’s transition from absolute to constitutional monarchy. To commemorate the promulgation, 10 December is annually celebrated as Constitution Day. However, Thailand has seen more than one constitution […]

TLHR

23/12/2559

Public Statement Condemning Bomb Attacks in Southern Thailand, Demanding Fair Trial Rights and Transparent Investigation

Public Statement Condemning Bomb Attacks in Southern Thailand, Demanding Fair Trial Rights and Transparent Investigation           During 11-14 August 2016, 17 explosions took place in seven provinces in Southern Thailand causing a number of lives and damages. Since 13 August 2016, the Thai authorities have responded by invoking Section 44 of the Constitution of the […]

TLHR

15/08/2559

A roundup on 28 April: Eight alleged admins of Facebook pages raided and held in custody at the CSD, Criminal Court to deliver an order on the habeas corpus case at 10.00am on 29 April

There were two developments on 28 April 2016. First, relatives of the persons held in custody have gone to the Bangkok Criminal Court to file a complaint asking the Court to review the lawfulness of the detention and to have them released from custody. The Court will deliver the verdict on 29 April at 10.00am. […]

TLHR

29/04/2559
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