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Re: Ongoing restrictions on prison visits and correspondence

Mr. Ayuth Sintoppant Director General, Department of Corrections Suanyai Sub-district, Mueang District Nonthaburi Province Thailand Bangkok, 30 November 2021 Re: Ongoing restrictions on prison visits and correspondence Dear Mr. Ayuth,…

Re: Request for Information on Approved Draft Amendments to the Communicable Diseases Act

November 11, 2021 Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha Royal Thai Government Government House 1 Phitsanulok Road Dusit, Bangkok Thailand Re: Request for Information on Approved Draft Amendments to the Communicable Diseases Act Dear Prime…
Somsak Thepsutin Minister of Justice 404 Chaeng Wattana Road Thung Song Hong, Lak Si Bangkok, Thailand   July 19, 2021 Re: Urgently address overcrowding, protect prisoners’ health during COVID-19 crisis   Dear Mr. Somsak,…
In this photo released by the Department of Corrections, COVID-19 prisoners sit inside a field hospital set up at the Medical Correctional Institution to treat COVID-19 inmates in Bangkok, Thailand on May 8, 2021.
Myanmar security forces have killed around 600 people, dozens of them children, since the February 1, 2021 coup, increasingly using excessive and lethal force against anti-coup protesters. Millions of people have demonstrated in largely peaceful…
Anti-coup protesters stage a sit-in demonstration, Mandalay, Myanmar, February 24, 2021.

Baseless criminal defamation cases undercut labor rights protections

Joint Letter 26 October 2020 We, the undersigned twelve human rights organizations, call on Thailand’s government to immediately end the harassment through the judicial system of journalist Suchanee Cloitre and to take concrete steps to protect…

July 2020

Introduction Human Rights Watch submits the following information regarding Australia's implementation of recommendations it accepted through its 2015 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) as well as information about developments in the human rights…

Gwen Robinson Interviews Sunai Phasuk, Senior Researcher

How has life changed since the pandemic?  I feel like I have been on a rollercoaster amid the Covid-19 pandemic.  Earlier this year, Thailand saw youth-led rallies in universities across the country after a court ordered the dissolution…
Sunai Phasuk

Seafood Working Group responds to Trafficking in Persons Report 2020

The U.S. State Department’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report 2020 has maintained Thailand’s ranking at Tier 2, despite detailed and comprehensive evidence demonstrating the weaknesses of the Thai government’s efforts in the areas of prosecution,…

Joint Letter to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha

Your Excellency, We represent several different organizations of various backgrounds that support refugees and asylum seekers in Thailand and beyond, within the framework of international human rights and refugee law including state obligations under…

Re: Take immediate steps to release prisoners and ensure the health and safety of all those in detention facilities

Dear Mr. Naras, We, the 11 undersigned national and international human rights organizations, express our gravest concern over the potentially disastrous impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the prison population and prison…

Re: Thailand’s fisheries regulations should be preserved rather than degraded

Your Excellency Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-O-cha, We, the undersigned organisations, working to secure a legal, ethical and sustainable fishing industry for Thailand, are writing to express our deep concern regarding the escalating…