Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Working Group on the Issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises
12 June 2014 3:05 pm

Oral statement delivered by Mr. R. Iniyan Ilango on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)   Thursday, 12 June 2014 Thank you, Mr. President. FORUM-ASIA appreciates the report of the Working Group on the Issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises (A/HRC/26/25) and we support the extension [ Read more ]

19th HRC Regular Session – Oral Statement on the adoption of the Outcome Report of the UPR of Thailand
16 March 2012 4:58 pm

FORUM-ASIA, People’s Empowerment Foundation and other 95 Thai civil society organisations endorsing Stakeholders Joint Submission 9[1] appreciate the open dialogue with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the follow‐up to the UPR Working Group session, though more needs to be done to ensure that the UPR does not remain a one‐off event but is an ongoing national process. [ Read more ]

From Our Member Suaram, Malaysia – Thailand: In solidarity with SP ” Drop all charges and Release SP Immediately! “
13 February 2012 9:33 am

Press Statement: 13 February 2012 Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) is extremely concerned and calls upon for the immediate release of Somyot Pruksakasemsuk who was arrested on the 30th April 2011 as editor of the Voice of Taksin magazine and is currently being held at Bangkok Remand Prison, in Bangkok. He has been imprisoned without bail [ Read more ]

Thailand Re: Joint Open Letter to Prime Minister on Upcoming Trials of HRDs Somyot Prueksakasemsuk and Chiranuch Premchaiporn
10 February 2012 11:42 am

H.E. Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand Office of the Prime Minister Government House Thanon Phitsanulok, Dusit Bangkok 10300 Thailand

Thailand: The Nation ” UN expert studying Thai freedom of speech, lese majeste law “
12 January 2012 4:25 pm

A senior United Nations expert is on a private visit to Bangkok to discuss and monitor freedom of expression in the Kingdom, especially the controversial lese-majeste law. Frank La Rue, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, issued a statement last year expressing concern [ Read more ]

Thailand: Prachatai ” UN will continue pressure Thai govt to amend 112: UN Special Rapporteur “
4:16 pm

January 10, 2012 — UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression, Frank La Rue, said he will continue to pressure the Thai government to amend the lèse majesté law, as well as provide technical support for the authorities where necessary. During his visit to the Prachatai office in Bangkok on Tuesday (January 10), [ Read more ]

Thailand: Bangkok Post ” UN rapporteur says Thais need freedom of expression “
3:56 pm

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, who in October recommended the government amend its law on lese majeste, visited Thailand in a private capacity this week. He told ACHARA ASHAYAGACHAT why it is important that people can speak freely.

Thailand – Human rights defender and magazine editor Somyot Prueksakasemsuk faces lèse majesté charge
15 November 2011 1:31 pm

15 November 2011 We write to you to raise our concerns about the situation of human rights defender and magazine editor Mr Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, who will stand trial on charges of lèse majesté from 21 November 2011 until 4 May 2012. Somyot Prueksakasemsuk is a longtime labour rights activist and is affiliated with the Democratic [ Read more ]

17th HRC Regular Session: Freedom of Expression on Internet in Thailand and Pakistan
6 June 2011 8:33 am

17th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 3: Promotion and Protection of All Human Rights, Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Including the Right to Development – General Debate Oral Statement Delivered by Ms. Pooja Patel, FORUM-ASIA Monday, 6 June 2011 Thank you, Mr. President. FORUM-ASIA expresses its deep regret at [ Read more ]

Thailand-Cambodian Civil Society Wants ASEAN to Solve the Border Conflict
4 May 2011 9:00 pm

Thailand and Cambodian civil society in ASEAN People’s Forum in Jakarta on Wednesday night (4 May) agreed to request ASEAN as a neutral party, to mediate border conflict resolution between the two countries. “We believe this border conflict is not what the people of Thailand and Cambodia want, but due to political problems (Prime Minister [ Read more ]