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 […]



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 […]



Public statement on the fifth anniversary of the seizure of power by the NCPO The lingering remnants of the coup

On 16 July 2019, the new cabinet after the first general election under the 2017 Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand was sworn and triggered the cessation of powers and duties of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) which ruled the country since 22 May 2014.  Nonetheless, throughout the past five years, the […]



Military authorities can still arbitrarily detain civilians Analysis of the Head of the NCPO Order no. 9/2562 that repealed some Announcements/Orders that are no longer necessary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