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Rights Suppression

Amidst the unresolved tensions in Thailand's Deep South, a group of former detainees emerges as pillars of resilience for victims of arbitrary detention and state overreach.
Behind the recent acquittal of three Thai human rights defenders lies a contentious issue: SLAPP lawsuits.
The government's decision to delay the implementation of the anti-torture law has faced strong criticism. After a petition by the opposition, the Constitutional Court has declared the postponement unconstitutional, resulting in the retroactive enforcement of the act.
Marking International May Day with protests, Thai and Burmese workers joined forces to push for political reform and enhanced labour rights ahead of the general election on 14 May.
17 March 2023 marks the 6th year anniversary of the death of Chaiyaphum Pasae, a young Lahu rights defender, who was shot dead by soldiers who accused him of smuggling drugs in the north of Thailand.
A group of Thai media workers are pushing their profession to be more fair to its workers – by challenging the industry’s resistance to collective bargaining.
Half a million people in Thailand remain stateless, many of them descendants of Myanmar refugees from one of the world's longest civil wars. Two men are fighting to claim their birth rights and challenge the nation's rigid system in a groundbreaking lawsuit.
BANGKOK - Thailand's Supreme Court on Monday accepted the petition for damages by the family of ethnic Lahu activist Chaiyaphum Pasae, who was shot dead by soldiers in 2017.
Human rights researcher Karin Zackari discusses a unique photographic series documenting extrajudicial killings and forced disappearances in Thailand.