Thailand: Withdraw the Draft Act on Not-for-Profit Organizations | Joint letter

Full .pdf joint letter (EN) | Full .pdf letter (TH) On 27 December 2021, 47 Thai and international civil society organizations, including Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada, wrote a letter to Thailand's Cabinet urging immediate withdrawal of the proposed Operation of Not-for-Profit Organizations Act. … [Read more...]

Thailand: Migrant workers arrested after seeking protection of their rights | Joint open letter

See full letter (EN) pdf See full letter (TH) pdf: เรื่อง ข้อกังวลเกี่ยวกับการจับกุมแรงงานข้ามชาติเจ็ดคนที่กระทรวงแรงงาน แม้รัฐบาลไทยมีมติให้อภัยโทษ ระหว่างรอการท าเอกสารตามกฎหมาย และข้อเรียกร้องให้มีการคุ้มครองการใช้สิทธิในการปกป้องสิทธิ มนุษยชนของแรงงานข้ามชาติ On 1 November, LRWC was among 100 … [Read more...]

Thailand: Immediately repeal emergency regulation that threatens online freedoms | Joint statement

Full .PDF statement (EN)  ประเทศไทย: ยกเลิกข้อกําหนดในสถานการณ์ฉุกเฉินที่คุกคามเสรีภาพออนไลน์โดยทันท (.PDF Thai translation) 17 international human rights organizations today denounced the Thai government’s newly announced Regulation No. 29, which empowers the authorities to censor … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: COVID-19 pandemic used to justify interference with lawyers | Joint oral statement

Full Joint Oral Statment to the UN Human Rights Council UN Human Rights Council, 47th session Agenda Item 3 Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers 28 June 2021 Joint Statement of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights … [Read more...]

Thailand: | Call to US Secretary of State: Thailand’s draft NGO law threatens civil society organizations | Joint letter

See full PDF letter (EN) | See full pdf letter (Thai) Proposed Thailand law threatens civil society organizations combatting human trafficking จดหมายเปิดผนึก: ร่างกฎหมายของประเทศไทยซึ่งคุกคามองค์กรภาคประชาสังคมที่ด าเนินงานต่อต้านและแก้ปัญหาการค้ามนุษย์ On 17 June, dozens of human rights … [Read more...]

Open letter calling for global ban on biometric recognition technologies that enable mass and discriminatory surveillance | Joint open letter

Full pdf statement | List of 179 signatories from 55 countries | Join the campaign LRWC has joined 179 signatories from 55 countries in an open letter released 7 June 2021 calling for a global ban on the uses of facial biometric recognition technologies that enable mass surveillance and … [Read more...]

Thailand: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada urges Thailand to withdraw draft NGO law | Statement

Full PDF statement Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada urges Thailand to withdraw draft NGO law Repressive draft law is a threat to civil society and violates international human rights law Statement 31 May 2021 Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) joins the growing international expressions of … [Read more...]

Thailand: Supreme Court dismisses defamation suit against Andy Hall

Full PDF Finnwatch press release (ENG) Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada welcomes the decision of Thailand's Supreme Court to dismiss the last remaining defamation lawsuit against UK human rights defender Andy Hall in a series of cases of Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation (SLAPP) … [Read more...]

Thailand: Southern Peasants’ Federation wins court case after thirteen years | Welcome developments

On 19 March 2021, after thirteen years, the land rights defenders of the Southern Peasants’ Federation of Thailand (SPFT) won an verdict from the Thai Administrative Court ordering the Department of Land and its affiliated authorities to revoke title deeds for 23 plots that have been unlawfully … [Read more...]

Thailand’s SLAPP suits against defenders: One acquittal and one case dropped | Update

In Thailand, people who report human rights abuses are regularly subjected to criminal defamation charges. During the last week of October, 2020, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) welcomed developments in two of Thailand’s well-known cases of Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation … [Read more...]