• Fri, 03 Nov 2017 01:00:00
    Amnesty chides govt as charges dropped against activists of South torture report
    THE PATTANI provincial prosecutor has formally ended a criminal defamation case against Amnesty International Thailand chairperson, Pornpen Khongkachonkiet, and two other human rights activists, Somchai Homla-or and Anchana Heemmina.
    national
  • Thu, 02 Nov 2017 01:00:00
    Myanmar mine-laying is adding to the horror of Rohingya exodus   
    An international human rights group has called on Myanmar to stop using landmines that are killing and maiming Rohingya refugees as they continue to flee violence in Rakhine state. 
    opinion
  • Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:51:00
    The professor campaigning for human rights in cyberspace
    SEOUL - An English educator, who gained enourmous fame during earing 2000s, is now participating fully in promoting the human rights in cyberspace. The Korea Herald met with him and questioned his philosophy and willingness to protect victims from malicious comments.
    ASEAN+
  • Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:54:46
    IMF policies undermine human rights: UN expert
    The International Monetary Fund's lending policies are undermining United Nations human rights and development goals, an independent expert commissioned by the UN said Wednesday.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:36:26
    Confusion over committee to appoint new Electoral Commissioners
    The National Human Rights Commission and the Office of the Auditor General lack the qualifications to nominate members to a committee to seek new Election Commissioners under the new organic laws.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:44:41
    George Soros transfers $18 bn to his foundation
    American financier George Soros, 87, has transferred $18 billion to his foundation, which works to promote democracy, human rights and freedom of the press.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 30 Sep 2017 07:27:27
    Rights groups sue Trump administration over travel ban
    WASHINGTON - Human rights organizations announced Friday they are suing the Trump administration over the latest version of the president's controversial travel ban, continuing a long-running legal battle over the restrictions.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 29 Sep 2017 01:00:00
    Asean Way means no respect for human rights of the Rohingya
    Western Myanmar is under the world’s spotlight for what the United Nations calls a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya people. From the other side of the globe, the European Union has slammed the crackdown in Rakhine state as “a human rights crisis with serious humanitarian consequences”. 
    opinion
  • Wed, 27 Sep 2017 01:00:00
    How to break the elite stranglehold on Thai politics  
    Re: “A human rights-based way forward for Thailand”, The Nation, yesterday.
    your say
  • Wed, 27 Sep 2017 01:00:00
    Premier’s US itinerary confirmed amid human-rights concerns affecting Thailand
    PRIME MINISTER General Prayut Chan-o-cha’s visit to the United States from next Monday to Wednesday will be carried out to accomplish bilateral goals amid high tension in the Korean peninsula as well as concerns among human rights activists that the visit will indicate US support for Thailand’s undemocratic junta regime.
    politics
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 01:00:00
    A human rights-based way forward for Thailand
    Thailand’s militarised state routinely ignores leading human rights NGOs and supranational organisations such as Amnesty International and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
    opinion
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:00:00
    Suu Kyi must end hands-off approach to Rohingya; democracy is a stake
    The international community has said that human rights violations in western Myanmar now amount to “ethnic cleansing”. State counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, who is the de facto leader of the government, bears a heavy responsibility.
    opinion
  • Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:06:51
    UN investigators demand 'full, unfettered' access to Myanmar     
    Geneva - UN human rights investigators on Tuesday said they needed "full and unfettered" access to Myanmar to probe a grave and ongoing crisis, urging the government to rethink its rejection of the probe.
    ASEAN+
  • Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:46:30
    UN urged to punish Myanmar army over Rohingya 'atrocities'
    Yangon - Pressure tightened on Myanmar Monday as a rights group urged world leaders to impose sanctions on the country's military, which is accused of driving out more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims in an orchestrated "ethnic cleansing" campaign.
    ASEAN+
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:32:54
    NLA votes total reset for human rights commission
    A proposal of the join law review committee to replace all members of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) as part of the organic law governing the rights organisation, has gained steam with a confirmation vote by the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) on Thursday.
    Breaking News
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