HRDs being interviewed by journalists


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 mobilising 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 […]

Laos: After 10 years, civil society worldwide is still asking: “Where is Sombath?”

Sombath Somphone during a press conference in Manila, Philippines on August 2005. Photo: EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA 13 December 2022 Ahead of the 10-year anniversary of the enforced disappearance of Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, we, the undersigned civil society organizations and individuals, renew calls on the Lao government to determine his fate and whereabouts […]

Women Human Rights Defenders in Thailand Advocate for Care Income Amendment

On 29 November at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), the Women Human Rights Defenders Collective in Thailand organised an event to mark the 2022 International Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) Day with the presence of representatives from various networks. It was a space for discussion about the importance and value of work contributed […]

Thai Civil Case on Disinformation and Smear Campaigns Against WHRDs Rescheduled

On 10 and 11 May 2022, the Bangkok Civil Court held the first hearing for the case that human rights defenders Angkhana Neelapaijit and Anchana Heemina filed against Thailand’s Office of the Prime Minister and the Royal Army. During the witness examination, Neelapaijit and several other witnesses gave evidence to prove that government officials have […]

PI Signs Joint Letter to US President on Thailand’s Abusive Draft Law on Not-For-Profit Organisations

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. The White House Washington, DC Re: Thailand’s abusive draft law on not-for-profit organizations Dear President Biden, We, the undersigned non-profit organizations, are writing to express our serious concerns regarding Thailand’s Draft Act on the Operations of Not-for-Profit Organizations, which the Thai Cabinet approved in principle on January 4, 2022. Passage […]

Interview with HRD Sukhgerel Dugersuren

Interview with Sukhgerel Dugersuren Human Rights Defender & Director of OT Watch Mongolia In April 2021, the Mongolian Parliament adopted a new law for human rights defenders, making it the first country in Asia to provide a framework of protection for those who speak out against human rights violations and advocate for change. The law […]