Thailand: Proposed amendments to Computer-Related Crime Act fail to address human rights concerns | Joint Statement

Full PDF Version Full PDF Version (Thai) Thailand: Proposed amendments to Computer-Related Crime Act fail to address human rights concerns Bangkok, 25 October 2016 We, the undersigned international human rights organizations, urge Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly (NLA) to … [Read more...]

Thailand: Immediately drop sedition case and all proceedings against human rights lawyer Sirikan Charoensiri | Joint Press Release

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Thai) 3 October 2016 The Thai Government should immediately drop all proceedings against human rights lawyer, Sirikan Charoensiri, including the specious accusation of sedition, which apparently relate to her organization’s representation of 14 … [Read more...]

Oral Statement to the 33rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council Regarding Thailand, Cambodia, Honduras, India | Oral Statement

Full PDF Version Full DOC Version Video Stream Available Here (Starts at 02:40:46) Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 10 – General Debate: Technical Assistance and Capacity-building Date: 28 September 2016 Speaker: Mr. Gavin Magrath Oral Statement to the 33rd … [Read more...]

Thailand: Amicus Curiae Brief in the Case of Andy Hall | Amicus Brief

Full PDF (English) | Full PDF Version (Thai) ภาษาไทย:  LRWC and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) prepared submissions to the court in criminal defamation proceedings by the Natural Fruit Co. Ltd. against human rights defender, Andy Hall, for his research on violations of labour rights … [Read more...]

Thailand: Official Impunity for Enforced Disappearances of Human Rights Defenders | Statement

Full PDF Version Thailand: Official impunity for enforced disappearances of human rights defenders Twelve-year anniversary of abduction and disappearance of Mr. Somchai Neelapaijit and two-year anniversary of disappearance of Mr. Porlajee Rakchongcharoen Statement with Timelines 20 June … [Read more...]

Thailand: LRWC Calls for Withdrawal of Charges Against Three Thai Human Rights Defenders | Letter

Full PDF Version Update: 7 March 2017 criminal defamation charges withdrawn against Pornpen Khongkachonkiet, Somchai Homlaor and Anchana Heemmina. LRWC’s letter of 13 June 2016 called for the immediate withdrawal of all charges. 13 June 2016 General Prayut Chan-o-cha Prime Minister and … [Read more...]

Thailand: NGOs Highlight Cases of Intimidation and Harassment Against Human Rights Lawyers Sirikan Charoensiri and Benjarat Meethien | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version LRWC, the International Commission of Jurists and Lawyers for Lawyers highlight two cases of intimidation and harassment against human rights lawyers and call on the Lawyers Council of Thailand to urge Government authorities to respect and protect advocacy rights. 6 May … [Read more...]

Thailand: Five Years On, International Organizations Renew Call for Release of Somyot Phrueksakasemsuk | Letter

Full PDF Version On the eve of the five-year anniversary of his detention, 16 international human rights organizations, condemn the ongoing and arbitrary deprivation of liberty of human rights defender Somyot Phrueksakasemsuk and call on Thailand’s authorities to immediately and unconditionally … [Read more...]

Thailand: Call for Protective Measures – Targeted Shooting of Community Rights Defender Mr. Supoj Kaesong | Letter

Full PDF Version 12 April 2016 General Anupong Paochinda พลเอก อนุพงษ์ เผ่าจินดา Minister of Interior Office of the Minister of Interior, Asadang Road, Ratchabophit, Bangkok 10200 Fax 011-2 226-4371 Police General Jakthip Chaijinda Commissioner-General Royal Thai Police 1st Building, … [Read more...]

Statement: Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, 31st Session of the UN Human Rights Council | Joint Statement

The following joint oral statement by Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada and Asian Legal Resource Centre was submitted but was among the statements of  eleven NGOs that could not be delivered during the Interactive Dialogue with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights … [Read more...]