Laos & Thailand: Investigate enforced disappearances of Sombath Somphone and Od Sayavong | Joint Statement

Civil society groups urge Laos, Thailand to investigate enforced disappearances, reveal fate of Sombath Somphone and Od Sayavong 15 December 2019: On the seventh anniversary of the enforced disappearance of Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, we, the undersigned organizations, urge the Lao … [Read more...]

Thailand: Ensure truth, justice, and reparations for victims of enforced disappearance | Written Statement to the UN Human Rights Council

Link to document on UN site Full written statement .pdf Joint written statement* submitted by Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada, non-governmental organization in special consultative status, and Asian Legal Resource Centre, non-government organization in general consultative status Thai Lawyers … [Read more...]

New Lawsuits Brought by Thammakaset Company Limited Against Human Rights Defenders | Joint Letter

See LRWC press release | See full .pdf letter February 14, 2019 Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha Office of the Permanent Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office Royal Thai Government Government House 1 Pitsanulok Road Dusit, Bangkok 10300 Thailand RE: New Lawsuits Brought by … [Read more...]

Eighty-nine organizations denounce SLAPP-suits against human rights defenders by Thai poultry corporation | Press release

See .docx version of Press.Release For immediate release (updated 14 February 2019) Bangkok, 14 February 2019 – Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada is one of 89 international, regional, and local organizations from around the world that signed a joint letter to Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut … [Read more...]

Thailand: LRWC and ICJ Submit Amicus Brief to a Thailand Court in Criminal Defamation Proceedings Against Human Rights Defenders Sutharee Wannasiri and Nan Win

Full PDF Version (ENG) / Full PDF Version (THAI) Human Rights Defender, Sutharee Wannasiri Photo Credit: FIDH On 25 January 2019, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and Lawyers Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) submitted a joint amicus curiae brief in criminal defamation proceedings brought … [Read more...]

Thailand: 14 migrant worker acquitted of criminal defamation and other charges | News

Photo Credit: Human Rights Watch 11 July 2018 14 migrant workers employed by the Thammakaset Co. Ltd. chicken farm were acquitted of criminal defamation and other charges based on the workers reporting human and labour rights abuses against chicken farm workers. The Don Muang … [Read more...]

Thailand: Appeal Court reverses criminal defamation conviction against human rights defender Andy Hall | News

Read the full story HERE. Andy Hall, British human rights defender Photo Credit: Bangkok OHCHR On 31 May 2018, Thailand’s Appeals Court reversed the September 2016 conviction of Andy Hall, a British human rights defender, on criminal defamation charges and offences under the Computer … [Read more...]

Myanmar: International Law Duties of Neighbouring States to Refugees and Asylum Seekers | Briefing Note

Full PDF Version Rohingya refugees from Myanmar at the “gates of hell” International law duties of neighbouring States to refugees and asylum seekers Briefing note Catherine Morris, BA, JD, LLM[1] 9 November 2017 Four pages plus references. The catastrophic exodus of Rohingya … [Read more...]

States Must Cooperate with UN Technical Assistance In Ensuring Independence and Integrity of Legal Profession | Joint Oral Statement to the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 37, at 01:06:02) Check Against Delivery Organization:  Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and Lawyers for Lawyers Item:                 Item 10 – General Debate: Technical assistance and capacity-building Date:                 28 … [Read more...]

Thailand: Decriminalize Defamations and Protect Rights of Migrant Workers and Human Rights Defenders | Joint Letter with 87 Organizations

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Thai) Joint open letter submitted to Thai authorities September 20, 2017 on the use of criminal defamation and other related charges against 14 Myanmar migrant workers and labour rights activist, Andy Hall by a Thai-owned chicken farm, Thammakaset … [Read more...]