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Re: Protecting Human Rights in Australia’s Foreign Policy

Dear Minister Payne,
 
 Congratulations on your reappointment as foreign minister. Human Rights Watch looks forward to working with you to make protection of human rights a strong pillar of Australia’s foreign policy.
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Computer Crime Charges Threaten Media Coverage of Abuses

(New York) – Thai authorities are wrongfully prosecuting online news outlets and social media users for reporting an alleged rape case at a popular tourist island in Thailand, Human Rights Watch said today. On September 4 and 5, 2018, police arrested 12…
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Army Maintains Power to Arrest and Detain, Prosecute Pending Cases

(New York) – The Thai junta’s decision not to bring new military trials of civilians is a limited step that appears intended to deflect international criticism of Thailand at the United Nations Human Rights Council, Human Rights Watch said today. The…
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Fulfill Pledge to Criminalize Enforced Disappearance

(New York) – Thailand’s government has failed to abide by its pledge to make enforced disappearance a crime under Thai laws, Human Rights Watch said today. August 30 is the United Nations International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances.…
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha speaks during a news conference in Bangkok, Thailand on August 15, 2016.
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Vote Offers Chance to Scrutinize Records of Kazakhstan, Thailand

(New York) – United Nations member countries voting in elections for the UN Security Council on June 28, 2016, should scrutinize the human rights records of both candidates from the Asia group, Human Rights Watch said today. Thailand and Kazakhstan are…
The UN Security Council votes on a resolution at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on March 2, 2016.
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Human Rights situations that require the Council's attention

Human Rights Watch is deeply concerned about several human rights situations that have either been inadequately addressed by this Council, or on which the Council has remained largely silent.
 
 Bangladesh has taken an ever-increasing turn to…
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End Downward Rights Spiral, Restore Civilian Rule


 (Geneva) – The Thai government’s pledges to the United Nations Human Rights Council to respect human rights and restore democratic rule have been mostly meaningless, Human Rights Watch said today. Thailand appeared before the council for its second…
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Re: Refoulement of Chinese refugees

Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha
 Prime Minister
 Royal Thai Government
 Government House
 Bangkok, Thailand
  
 
 RE: Refoulement of Chinese refugees Dong Guangping and Jiang Yefei
 
 Dear Prime Minister Gen. Prayut,
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World Leaders Should Hold Prayut to Rights, Democracy Pledges

Click to expand Image Thailand's prime minister, Prayut Chan-ocha…
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HRW's Submission to the Human Rights Council

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 UPR Submission – September 2015
 
 Sweeping and Unchecked Powers of the Junta 
 
 Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha staged a military coup on May 22, 2014 and established the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) junta. He…
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Oral Statement at the 17th Session of the Human Rights Council - June 3rd, 2011

Mr. President, we would like to thank Jorge Bustamante, the outgoing Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, for his work, make a few observations on his final report, and raise serious concerns about human rights abuses against migrant…