The expanding universe of legal persecutions: Examining various developments following the #19Sept protest (Part 1)

The hashtag #19SeptReturnPowerToThePeople was widely used to refer to the two-day demonstration held by “Ratsadon Group” at the Royal Plaza and Thammasat University from 19 to 20 September 2020. This rally is well-known for several of its distinctive features. It is estimated that around 200,000 protestors attended the event; many camped out at the Royal Garden and […]

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28/06/2564

Statement: Lèse-majesté epidemic reaches new milestone

Bangkok, Paris, 11 June 2021: The number of individuals charged with lèse-majesté has reached 100, FIDH and Thai Lawyer for Human Rights (TLHR) said today. The overwhelming majority of these cases have stemmed from online political expression and the participation in peaceful pro-democracy demonstrations that took place between August 2020 and March 2021. “The vigorous […]

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12/06/2564

Overview of cases against youth political activists: At least 43 persons prosecuted

During the protest movement for rights, liberties, and democracy that began in 2020, youths- any persons younger than 18 years old- have played a critical role in organizing and participating in political activities inside and outside their educational institutions. They have also been actively contributing to pushing the limits of public discussion on social and […]

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06/06/2564

[Analysis] Seven years after the coup: Lawsuits under the NCPO regime as “lawfare” (part 2)

The coup d’état on 22 May 2014 has left greater long-lasting legacies and enduring challenges for the resumption of democratic rule in Thailand than any previous coup over the past few decades. After the junta that launched the coup, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) ruled the country for five years, one month, […]

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03/06/2564

Eleven humanitarian organizations made an open letter to the Department of Corrections, urging for the release of vulnerable detainees at risk of being affected by the Coronavirus

On 15 April 2020 – FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights along with 10 humanitarian organizations made an open letter to the Police Colonel Nararat Sesawanant, Director-General of the Department of Corrections, urging for the release of vulnerable detainees as well as those with less serious offenses, in order to mitigate the state of congestion inside […]

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16/04/2563

Summary of “The Legal Opinion on the Declaration of the State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic”

By virtue of the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in the State of Emergency B.E. 2548 (2005) (“The Emergency Decree”), the Prime Minister announced the government would declare a state of emergency in all areas in the Kingdom in response to COVID-19 pandemic. The state of emergency is in effect from 26 March to 30 […]

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30/03/2563

You Can “Run Against Dictatorship”: Basic Legal Recommendations before Staging a “Run Against Dictatorship” Event

On 12 January 2020, people in several Thai provinces and abroad will unite to “Run Against Dictatorship”. Thai Lawyers for Human Rights has found that event organizers in Bangkok and other provinces have faced difficulty in obtaining permission to use some locations for the event, being threatened by officials when requesting permission to stage the […]

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10/01/2563

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 […]

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15/08/2559
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