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 […]



“An academic forum is not a military barrack” Prosecution of peaceful expression at an academic conference

1. The challenge of academic freedom at the “Thai Studies Forum”   After 10 postponements within one year of pre-trial inquiry appointments, on 4th July 2018, the public prosecutor in Chiang Mai formally indicted five accused: Dr. Chayan Wattanaputi, Ms. Pakawadee Weerapaspong, Mr. Nontawat Machai, Mr. Chaiyapong Samnieng, and Mr. Teeramon Bua-ngam in the Chiang […]