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 […]

IWD2022: Interview with Pranom Somwong

Pranom Somwong, is Protection International’s country representative in Thailand.

International Women’s Day Interview with Pranom Somwong In November 2021, we asked some of the women human rights defenders working for Protection International (PI) about their experiences, passions and visions for a better future. Now, to mark International Women’s Day (8 March) and to celebrate the extraordinary work of women we translated our interviews with […]

Attempted Murder Conviction of High-Profile HRD Case is Shockingly Overturned

Attempted Murder Conviction of High-Profile HRD Case is Shockingly Overturned Impunity Reigns as the Overall Security of Land Rights Defenders in Thailand is Further Undermined The Wiang Sra Provincial Court of Surat Thani in Thailand just issued its verdict from the Region 8 Court of Appeals, acquitting the suspect in the attempted murder case against […]

Peaceful protest is not a crime, release the 13 LUCHA human rights defenders detained in Beni, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo.

JOINT PUBLIC STATEMENT Peaceful protest is not a crime, release the 13 LUCHA human rights defenders detained in Beni, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. [Goma (RD Congo)] 21 January 2022.- We, the 35 signatory organizations, urge the Congolese authorities to release the 13 human rights defenders (HRDs) of LUCHA, arbitrarily detained in the […]

WHRDs Day 2021: Interview with Pranom Somwong

29 November & 10 December 2021 Interview with Pranom Somwong On the occasion of International Women Human Rights Defenders Day (29 November) and Human Rights Day (10 December) we asked some of the women human rights defenders working for PI about their experiences, passions and visions for a better future. Please introduce yourself for our […]

Protection of the Right to Defend Human Rights of Migrant Workers in Thailand

Concern regarding Seven Migrant Workers Arrested at Ministry of Labour despite Thailand Government’s Decision on Amnesty pending Regularization and Demand for Protection of the Right to Defend Human Rights of Migrant Workers Joint open letter to the Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, the Minister of Labour in Thailand, the Minister of Interior in Thailand, the National […]