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Accelerate Releases; Improve Protection, Medical Care in Detention Facilities

Click to expand Image In this photo released by the Department of…
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.
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Use of Martial Law Raises Fears of Mistreatment

(New York) – Thai authorities should release or charge with a credible offense an ethnic Malay Muslim human rights activist who has been detained in the deep south, Human Rights Watch said today. Authorities arrested Burhan Buraheng of the human rights…
Human rights activist Burhan Buraheng has been arbitrarily detained without charge in a military camp in Thailand’s Pattani province since August 1, 2018.
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Protection of Migrants’ Rights in 2009

SummaryKey RecommendationsWomen Migrant Domestic WorkersMigrant Construction WorkersRight to HealthDiscriminatory Treatment of MigrantsTreatment of Migrants Crossing Borders2009 Human Rights Watch Reports on Migrants Summary Migrants drowning at sea…
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Deaths, Labor Exploitation, Violence, and Poor Treatment in Detention

(New York) - Many governments' policies toward migrants worldwide expose them to human rights abuses including labor exploitation, inadequate access to health care, and prolonged detention in poor, overcrowded conditions, Human Rights Watch said today in…
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Government Should Seek Justice for Killings in Previous Crackdown

(New York) - A new anti-drugs campaign announced on November 7, 2008, by Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat is likely to lead to serious human rights violations without major changes in policy and personnel, Human Rights Watch said today. Human…
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International Harm Reduction Association and Human Rights Watch briefing paper

"Countering the world drug problem...requires an integrated and balanced approach and must be carried out in full conformity with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and other provisions of international law and in particular…
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Drug Users Driven Away From Effective HIV Programs

(Bangkok) - Thailand’s failure to address the HIV epidemic in the hardest-hit population, drug users, is jeopardizing its record as a leader in the global fight against AIDS, Human Rights Watch and the Thai AIDS Treatment Action Group said today in a…
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Conference Must Promote Rights-Based Response to HIV Pandemic

(Toronto) – Ongoing rights abuses are undermining efforts to fight the HIV pandemic and threatening the few, hard-won successes, Human Rights Watch said today, a month before the XVI International AIDS Conference opens in Toronto. "Twenty-five years into…
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International Solidarity Letter with HIV/AIDS Activists

International NGO Solidarity Statement: US-Thai Free Trade Negotiations Threaten Access to Medicines; Activists Demand Suspension of Negotiations and End to TRIPS-plus IP Provisions Thai AIDS activists and their international allies are seeking…
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(New York) - Thailand’s brutal anti-drug crackdown is jeopardizing its human rights record and its success against HIV/AIDS, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released ahead of the International AIDS Conference in Bangkok from July 11-16. A…