• Sun, 22 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    US report details Thai rights abuses
    THAILAND’S military junta remained a human rights abuser over the past year by limiting civil liberties, notably restriction of freedom of speech and assembly, according to the US State Department’s annual report on human rights.
    politics
  • Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    Nun and servant of Filipino poor falls victim to Duterte’s dirty politics 
    A 71-year-old Australian Catholic missionary nun who has been working with marginalised Filipinos for more than 27 years is the latest person to fall victim to the Duterte administration’s crackdown on what it perceives as pro-human rights, pro-poor activism.
    opinion
  • Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    Rights groups slam lack of justice in ‘enforced disappearance’ cases
    MAJOR INTERNATIONAL human rights groups slammed Thailand’s failure to provide justice to the relatives of enforced disappearance victims, four years after Karen activist Pholachi “Billy” Rakchongcharoen went missing.
    national
  • Mon, 16 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    Group of anti-junta demonstrators to face prosecutor this week
    WHILE THE government has claimed that human rights are a highlight of its national agenda, more than a hundred people have been charged in the past two months for exercising their right to freedom of expression by calling for an election to be held this year after almost four years of coup-installed rule.
    politics
  • Sat, 14 Apr 2018 10:46:59
    Syria: seven years of conflict
    Beirut, Lebanon - From the bloody repression of peaceful protests against President Bashar al-Assad's regime to several foreign interventions, below are key dates in Syria's civil war.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 13 Apr 2018 10:02:31
    Amnesty calls for death penalty axe
    Amnesty International has called on the Thai government to officially suspend the use of the death penalty to elevate the country’s development on human rights as stated in its road map.
    national
  • Thu, 12 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    Students petition UN rights body over ‘harassment’
    A GROUP of student activists yesterday filed a petition at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) over what they said was harassment they faced from the police and military after taking part in rights promotion activities.
    politics
  • Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:05:56
    Students appeal to UN rights body
    Activist students on Wednesday filed a petition to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) over what they say is harassment from the police and military they faced after joining rights activities.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 05 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    Brickbats and bouquets for govt from UN rights group
    Call to rescind NCPO orders that deprive human rights and extend registration deadline for migrant workers
    national
  • Thu, 05 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    Two Thai companies face flak over practices in Cambodia and Myanmar
    THAI OVERSEAS investments in Cambodia and Myanmar have come under criticism for irresponsible business operations and human rights violation, which has also led to the first-ever class-action lawsuit against a Thai company in its home country.
    national
  • Tue, 03 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    The key to resolving Tibetans’ suffering is India 
    On June 21 last year, US Congress members of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC) petitioned President Trump to quickly name a Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues.
    your say
  • Sat, 31 Mar 2018 08:57:03
    Clooney to defend Reuters journalists held in Myanmar
    British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, wife of Hollywood A-lister George, announced Thursday she will represent two Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar in a case that has incensed global opinion.
    ASEAN+
  • Wed, 28 Mar 2018 16:28:31
    Former Cambodian opposition leader urges Canada to take action on election delay
    Former deputy opposition leader Mu Sochua, testifying before the Canadian parliament’s subcommittee on International Human Rights, urged a delay of Cambodia’s July 29 national election to allow more time for opposition parties to contest the polls.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 24 Mar 2018 01:00:00
    Law being weaponised in name of democracy
    The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights recently summarised the state of world affairs as follows:
    opinion
  • Fri, 23 Mar 2018 01:00:00
    UN team to assess rights issues across industries
    THE United Nations Working Group on business and human rights will undertake its first official visit to Thailand from next week to examine efforts to prevent, mitigate and remedy human rights impacts of business operations.
    Economy
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