9 Observations: 2 Years under the Enforcement of the Emergency Decree on Public Assembly

26 March 2022 marks the second-year anniversary since Gen. Prayuth Chan-o-cha, the Prime Minister, has promulgated the Emergency Decree nationwide in response to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). However, this also means that the public assembly, as well as other strong and outspoken political movements, have been under control of the regulations under the […]

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12/04/2565

The Thai Government fails to address international concern over key human rights issues at UN-backed review

Bangkok, Paris, 17 march 2022. The Thai government failed to address international concerns by refusing to accept key human rights recommendations that Thailand received during its third Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organizations Internet Law Reform Dialogue (iLaw), Manushya Foundation, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), […]

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18/03/2565

Political detainees held in detention during investigation or pending trial in mid-2021

Between August 2021 and 5 March 2022, at least 29 individuals were detained during police investigation or pending trial which stemmed from their exercise of the right to political assembly and expression. Name, date of temporary release, and duration of detention Chitipat was granted bail on 23 November 2021 with conditions, including wearing electronic monitoring […]

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08/03/2565

COVID-19 and Restrictions on Freedom of Expression under the Emergency Decree

The COVID-19 outbreak is a deadly global pandemic that originated from large-scale infectionsin December 2019. The first patient who contracted the virus was found in Wuhan, China.Meanwhile, Thailand reported the first case of COVID-19 infection in January 2020. Nonetheless, in the beginning, Thailand’s infection rate did not increase significantly. Thegovernment decided to use existing legal […]

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07/09/2564

Number of persons held in custody at Border Patrol Police Region 1 – The Narcotic Suppression Bureau from participating in political assemblies

There has been a slew of persons relentlessly being taken to and detained at the Border Patrol Police Region 1 in Pathumthani Province as a result of their participation in political assemblies in Bangkok. According to the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), from 13 October 2020 to 3 August 2021, at least 335 individuals […]

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24/08/2564

“Prayut issued a regulation blocking internet access upon unlawful conditions without legal authority.”: Observations about Emergency Decree Regulation No. 29

On 29 July 2021, Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha exercised his power under Section 9 of the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situation B.E. 2548 (2005) to issue Regulation issued under Section 9 of the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situation B.E. 2548 (2005) (No. 29) [Hereinafter “Emergency Decree Regulation (No. 29)”]. The […]

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31/07/2564
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