Two weeks after youth groups began to free themselves: Their call to end harassments backfired

On 18 July 2020, a group of secondary school and university students, together with other ordinary citizens, held the #FreeYouth demonstration at the Democracy Monument. The protestors’ three collective demands call for the government to dissolve the Parliament, rewrite the Constitution, and end all forms of state harassment of critics. During the following two weeks, […]

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03/08/2563

As if the NCPO Never Left: Six Years After the Coup and the Persistence of Human Rights Violations

As the new Cabinet was sworn in before His Majesty the King on 16 July 2019, the junta-led National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) stepped down from power after having ruled the country for five years, one month, and 23 days. Nevertheless, the network of powerful political actors established under the NCPO regime has […]

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22/05/2563

TLHR Overall Situation in April 2020

The government’s extension to impose a state of emergency in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, a public concern of the abuse of emergency measures to suppress on vulnerable groups and freedom of expression. Reported, Narcotics Control Operations beat a villager to death and heavily injured. Armed Forces later agreed to compensate the family with […]

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12/05/2563

One Month under the State of Emergency: Five Reasons Why the Emergency Decree Should Not Be Extended

It has been one month since the government has enforced the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations B.E. 2548 (2005) or “Emergency Decree” nationwide from 26 March 2020 to 30 April 2020. Before the decree expires, the government decided to extend its enforcement for another month and prepared to relax some restrictions imposed earlier to […]

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28/04/2563

A joint supplementary submission to the UN Human Rights Committee: ICJ, TLHR and CrCF

On 24 April 2020, the ICJ, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) and the Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) made a joint supplementary submission to the UN Human Rights Committee on Thailand’s implementation of its human rights obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). In their submission, the ICJ, TLHR and CrCF […]

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24/04/2563

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

Artist arrested for posting “Suvarnabhumi Airport has no screening for Covid-19” while in 14-day self-quarantine after his return from Spain

A 42-year-old artist was arrested at his art gallery in Phuket while in self-quarantine for the eighth day after his return from Spain. A charge was filed by the Airports of Thailand PCL against him for putting into a computer system false computer data after he had posted alleging that he encountered no Covid-19 screening […]

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24/03/2563

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

Bencharat Sae-Chua: “Everyone in Thailand is a Victim of the NCPO’s Violations”

  On 29 October 2019, 18.00 at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT), the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) held a public discussion entitled “Seize, Trample, Repeat, Change”, the Launch of Propositions to Remedy the Consequences of the 2014 Coup, concerning the  laws, policies and justice process intended to ensure the protection of […]

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13/11/2562
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