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World Environment Day: to save the planet, we need to protect environmental human rights defenders. Here is how Protection International does it.

The triple planetary crisis encompassing climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss is a global reality with far-reaching consequences, including a negative impact on human rights. In the words of the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, this crisis “threatens the well-being and survival of millions of people around the world”. The European Commission also alerts, “Biodiversity […]

Joint Statement of the Caucus of Women Human Rights Defenders

International Women Human Rights Defenders Day November 29, 2023 “There is no democratic state without protection for women human rights defenders” The hashtag Indonesia is not okay is getting stronger in the civil society movement as a symbol of resistance in Indonesia, where there is increasingly high repression of civil liberties in expressing aspirations and […]

Joint Civil Society Statement Opposing Myanmar Junta Representatives’ Participation in the EU-ASEAN Human Rights Dialogue

All civil society groups participating in the on-going EU-ASEAN Civil Society Forum, including co-chairs International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and FORUM-Asia, and those who have decided to pull out from the process, including Protection International (PI), Human Rights Watch (HRW), and Front Line Defenders (FLD), wish to express their dismay at the invitation of […]

Combatting SLAPP Attacks in Thailand: How Protection International is making a difference

After four years of relentless advocacy and legal battles, a significant milestone has been reached in SLAPP Attacks in Thailand. Three cases of defamation and SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) against Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) were declared insubstantial, setting a precedent for future cases. This landmark decision marks a turning point in the […]

Celebrating Thai LGBTQI+ Community: Embracing Diversity, Building a Just, Equal, and Fair Society

Reflecting on Bangkok and Chiang Mai Pride 2023 In a striking and invigorating proclamation, the LGBTQI+ community of Chiang Mai, Bangkok and throughout Thailand asserts the ownership of its dreams. These dreams encompass acceptance, equality and justice, resonating deeply within their hearts and igniting a passionate pursuit of change. They acknowledge the scars inflicted upon […]

Protection International’s statement following the general elections in Thailand on May 14th

Brussels, May 18, 2023 Protection International celebrates the results of the general elections in Thailand, which exceeded expectations and represent an important victory for the large, brave, and creative movement for democracy formed by women, activists, youth, human rights defenders, and thousands of Thai people. These defenders and activists have been mobilizing massively to replace […]

Statement ahead of the Thai general election of 14 May 2023

12 May 2023 Protection International (PI) is an international non-profit organisation that supports human rights defenders (HRDs) in developing their security and protection management strategies. Our ethos is centred around HRDs and people’s right to defend human rights. Since the military seized power in a coup in 2014, the human rights situation in Thailand has […]

On the two-year anniversary of Myanmar military coup, stronger ASEAN and UN action is needed

Photo by Pyae Sone Htun on Unsplash. Free to use under the Unsplash License.

Photo by Pyae Sone Htun on Unsplash. Free to use under the Unsplash License. Yesterday marked two years since the military coup in Myanmar, which overthrew the democratically elected government – the National Unity Government (NUG) – and plunged the country into chaos and violence. Since then, the military has committed atrocity crimes against the Myanmar […]