8 Years After the Coup: Politically Related Cases from the NCPO Era Remain Active.

While it has been 8 years since the coup d’état of 22 May 2014 and the responsible National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) was formally dissolved, the power of the NCPO remain practically intact, and the repercussions resulted from the seizure of people power continues its course, both politically and legally. In particular, the […]

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25/06/2565

Thailand the Land of Surveillance: From Enforced Disappearances to EM, Digital, and Biometric Surveillance

On 6 June 2022, Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) organized the seminar “Thailand the Land of Surveillance: From Enforced Disappearances to EM, Digital, and Biometric Surveillance” at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT). The seminar uncovered the patterns and practices of the Thai state as they are used against activists, to illustrate the various intimidation […]

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22/06/2565

Ruling of the People’s Court: Equal Marriage

Amidst the greater calls for gender diversity in Thailand, people, therefore, have expectation towards the Constitutional Court that it would voted to guarantee the diversity such as #EqualMarriage in Thailand. However, on 17 November 2021, the Constitutional Court ruled against marriage equality that section 1448 of the Civil and Commercial Code, stating that marriage is […]

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19/05/2565

Joint Letter to President Biden Re: Thailand’s Abusive Draft Law on Not-For-Profit Organizations

May 12, 2022 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. The White House Washington, DC Re: Thailand’s abusive draft law on not-for-profit organizations Dear President Biden, We, the undersigned non-profit organizations, are writing to express our serious concerns regarding Thailand’s Draft Act on the Operations of Not-for-Profit Organizations, which the Thai Cabinet approved in principle on January […]

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12/05/2565

“Sombat Thongyoi” accused of Section 112 for posting “#verybrave #verygood #thankyou” along with two other texts is sentenced to 6-year jail term. Court reasoned the intention to ridicule and depreciate the monarchy

28 April 2022, 9 AM – the Bangkok South Criminal Court read the verdict for the case of “Sombat Thongyoi”, a former red shirt guard accused of “royal insult” under section 112 of the Penal Code and section 14 of the Computer Crime Act for posting the caption “#verybrave #verygood #thankyou” to a screenshot of […]

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10/05/2565

1 Year of Political Bails: At Least 54 Required To Wear EM Devices Affecting Their Daily Lives

Since March 2018, the Ministry of Justice and Justice Courts have introduced the Electronic Monitoring (EM) device to track individuals in criminal and narcotics-related cases in lieu of a large security bail deposit. The aim was to improve the access to bail among economically-disadvantaged population in court proceedings. In that year, seven TLHR clients in […]

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25/04/2565

Thailand: Arbitrary detention and judicial harassment of Tantawan Tuatulanon

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Thailand. Description of the situation: The Observatory has been informed about the arbitrary detention and judicial harassment of Ms. Tantawan Tuatulanon, a pro-democracy student activist associated […]

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25/04/2565

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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