Doi Mon Jam villagers start protest march against demolition of illegally-built resorts

Doi Mon Jam villagers marched from their mountainous resort town in Mae Rim District of Chiang Mai province to the provincial hall this morning (Monday), to petition the provincial governor…

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NHRC rules limitation of free expression a violation of human rights

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has ruled that Restriction No: 11, contained in “Announcement 27”, issued under the Emergency Decree by the Thai government, which bars media from disseminating…

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Khao Laem national Park told to withhold eviction order against alleged poachers’ relatives

Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked Khao Laem National Park in Thailand’s western province of Kanchanaburi to put on hold its order for the relatives of five cattlemen,…

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Senate refuses to let ethnic minority representative sit on human rights commission

Thailand’s Senate has overwhelmingly rejected the nomination of a representative of Thailand’s ethnic minorities as a member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). Wiwat Tamee, the director of a…

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Human rights watchdog urges those in political conflict to exercise restraint

Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is pleading with all parties in the current political conflict to refrain from resorting to violence. In a statement issued today, in response to…

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NHRC appeals to those in political conflict to be open-minded and resolve their conflict peacefully

Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission has called on all protest groups to specify their demands clearly, supported them with reason and not to claim a monopoly of legitimacy. In a…

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NHRC condemns insurgent attack on Yala defence volunteer outpost

The National Human Rights Commission today issued a statement condemning southern insurgents for their brutal attack on a village defence volunteer unit in Yala’s Muang district on Tuesday evening, resulting…

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Call for appointment of new set of national human rights commissioners

Human rights advocacy groups are demanding that a completely new national human rights commission be appointed after the recent resignation of two commissioners, leaving only three still in the office….

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7 new human rights commissioners selected 

Well-known human rights advocates, a former diplomat and two members of the board of governors of Thai PBS  are among the seven people picked for the new National Human Rights…

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