October 19, 2014
by William Helbling
Prominent Thai scholar Sulak Sivaraksa was cited in a criminal complaint on Thursday for his comments about a Thai king who died 400 years ago. Two retired senior army officers filed the criminal complaint, which included a charge of lese-majeste, or intentionally insulting the monarchy. The ...[read more]
September 11, 2014
by Addison Morris
Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday called upon Thailand's military to end the "spiral of repression" that has been present since the military imposed martial law in May. The report, entitled "Attitude adjustment—100 days under Martial Law," examines the human rights conditions of the countr... ...[read more]
September 8, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
A group of Thailand human rights activists denounced the country's state of martial law on Monday, accusing the ruling military junta of imposing a judicial "twilight zone." The rights group has called for an end to martial law which was instituted on May 20, two days before the coup that ousted ...[read more]
August 28, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The Criminal Court in Bangkok on Thursday dismissed the murder case against former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and the former deputy prime minister Suthep Thaugsuban for lack of jurisdiction. Abhisit and Suthep are charged with premeditated and attempted murder for ordering the Thai military ...[read more]
August 20, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed concern Tuesday that the prosecution and sentencing of lese-majeste cases by Thailand's ruling military junta threaten citizens' rights of free expression. According to the press release, 13 new cases have been opened for ...[read more]
August 3, 2014
by William Helbling
Surrogacy campaigners on Saturday urged for the Thailand government to provide clearer regulations to address domestic and international surrogacy issues. Currently, Thailand does not have any established laws which speak to issues regarding surrogacy. The movement for surrogacy laws in Thailand ...[read more]
July 23, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej announced his support on Tuesday for an interim constitution that would grant extensive authority to the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), the military junta currently in power. King Bhumibol announced his endorsement during a routine royal news ...[read more]
July 18, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Thailand's National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) on Thursday issued a unanimous recommendation to seek criminal charges against former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra for failing to end the government's rice subsidy program, which allegedly cost the nation billions of dollars. The rice ...[read more]
June 28, 2014
by William Helbling
The Supreme Administrative Court of Thailand on Thursday approved a new regulation requiring packs of cigarettes sold in the Southeast Asian country to be 85 percent covered with graphic health warnings. The new graphic health warnings have 10 variations, including messages such as "smoking causes ...[read more]
June 14, 2014
by William Helbling
A group of independent UN human rights experts on Friday urged Thai authorities to reverse all measures affecting basic human rights and to restore democratic rule in the country. Human rights issues in Thailand have become an issue as political unrest has resulted in the suspension of the ...[read more]

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