Thailand Democracy Watch

PRESS RELEASES


  • PR/THA/03/10: Thailand: More than 2 dozens dead, dead bodies lying on the street, 15 May 2010
  • PR/THA/02/10: Thai General shot at, many injured in the Thai Army firing on the Red Shirts, 13 May 2010
  • PR/THA/01/10: Thailand: Joint parliamentary probe into the killings on 10 April 2010 demanded, 30 April 2010
  • PR/THA/03/06: ACHR welcomes US sanctions on Thai Junta, 29 September 2006
  • PR/THA/02/06: UN Rights Commissioner castigated for not intervening against violations in Thailand , 22 September 2006
  • PR/THA/01/06: King Adulyadej, UNGA and UNHRC urged not to recognize the coup d'etat regime in Thailand , 20 September 2006
  • PR/THA/03/05: RFDC of Thailand is illegal: UN and APF urged to boycott, 29 July 2005
  • PR/THA/02/05: Thailand is an Open Jail, UN Human Rights Committee told, 19 July 2005
  • PR/THA/01/05: Thailand urged not to refoule Hmong refugees to Laos Issue to be at raised at UN hearing on Thailand on 18th July, 7 July 2005
  • PR/THA/02/04: United Nations urged to set up International Commission of Inquiry into massacre of Muslims in Thailand , 27 October 2004
  • PR/THA/01/04: Thailand 's Mosque Killings Inquiry Slammed, 05 May 2004
  • Thailand Crisis


    Thailand: The international community’s silence in the face of a human rights catastrophe, 17 May 2010

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    Several dead bodies of the Red Shirt protestors killed by Thai Army were lying on the street on 15.05.2010

    ACHR REVIEW

    REPORTS

    The Banana Republic of Thailand: Rule of the jungle in the name of emergency, 20 July 2005

    testing comment On 15 July 2005, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra government imposed the "Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situation, B.E. 2548" to replace the existing martial law. It gives the PrimeMinister absolute power to declare a state of emergency without the sanction of the parliament. The provisions of the Emergency Decree violate the cardinal principles of administration of justice, due process of law and the rule of law as provided under the 1997 Constitution of Thailand and International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Yet, even the Constitutional Court cannot question the decree. Thailand has been turned into a Banana Republic overnight!

    Thailand: Not Smiling on Rights, 18 July 2005

    For the first time, the United Nations Human Rights Committee examined the Initial Report CCPR/C/THA/2004/1) of Thailand on the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights on 19-20 July 2005. Human rights situation in Thailand has been deteriorating day by day. The Emergency Decree of 15 July 2005, which gives absolute powers to the Prime Minister to declare emergency without the parliamentary approval, take measures to derogate from Articles 4, 9, 12, 17 and 19 of the ICCPR and also provide absolute impunity to the security forces, is a clear example. Read ACHR's Alternate Report .... More

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