• Thu, 21 Mar 2019 01:00
    Get ready for the new personal data protection law
    IT CAN’T BE denied that the communication technologies we have today have created tremendous changes and improvements in our lives. But technological change doesn’t come without challenges and risks. What do we need to be aware of when it comes to the free flow and processing of our personal data?
  • Wed, 20 Mar 2019 01:00
    NCPO legacy will compromise human rights policies: analysts
    Ensuring human rights protection and social justice will remain a big challenge for the next democratic administration due to the 20-year national strategy created by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) and its other legacies in the form of the Constitution and laws, analysts warn.
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 01:00
    Thailand needs child protection expertise at community level 
    Violence against children is widespread in Thai society. Figures from the Public Health Ministry reveal that nearly 9,000 children were treated in hospitals due to abuse in 2017, mostly having suffered from sexual abuse. These figures are likely just the tip of the iceberg, as often only the most severe cases of abuse are reported. 
  • Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:52
    Bangkok students strike against climate change
    Bangkok students led by an 11-year-old, among others, went on strike on Friday and abandoned their classrooms to join the global “Fridays for Future” movement calling for action on climate change and environmental protection.
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  • Wed, 13 Mar 2019 17:43
    NGOs call for universal pensions as key to women's rights and development
    As member states and NGOs are gathering at the UN in New York for the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), HelpAge International and its partners are calling for universal social protection for vulnerable older women.
  • Tue, 12 Mar 2019 21:00
    EU commits Bt80m to Unicef for protection of migrant and stateless children in Thailand
    The European Union has committed more than Bt80 million to Unicef over the next three years to support efforts to strengthen policies and practice for the protection of migrant and stateless children in Thailand, Unicef said on Tuesday.
  • Sat, 09 Mar 2019 01:00
    ANALYSIS: Farmers’ rights must be priority in next try at rice bill
    FOLLOWING growing pressure over its intention to help farmers, the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) this past week decided to amend the bill one last time in an attempt to reach compromise. But still, the bill’s content was tied up with complicated plant varieties and plant variety protection Acts, and so was viewed by those who opposed it as putting farmers at a disadvantage.
  • Fri, 08 Mar 2019 01:00
    Forest and wildlife bills passed despite protests
  • Mon, 25 Feb 2019 01:00
    Srisuwan to seek EC probe into ‘violations’ by Future Forward leaders
    A POLITICAL pressure group will today petition the Election Commission (EC) to investigate alleged violations of the electoral law by two top executives of the anti-junta Future Forward Party.
  • Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:00
    Rights advocates worry cyber bills a major threat
    Some tweaks made after outcry, but sweeping state powers raise fears of invasion of privacy
  • Sat, 16 Feb 2019 01:00
    SPECIAL REPORT: 'Smart Patrol' key to saving forests
  • Fri, 15 Feb 2019 01:00
    Bill on protection of fishing crew sails through, despite protests from operators
    A DRAFT bill for the better protection of fishing-vessel crews sailed through the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) yesterday.
  • Wed, 13 Feb 2019 01:00
    Decision to slowly phase out paraquat met with stiff opposition
    CONSUMER PROTECTION activists voiced firm objection to Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Grisada Boonrach’s proposal to ban the use of paraquat chemical in three years instead of one year.
  • Mon, 11 Feb 2019 01:00
    Govt urged to establish EPA, introduce clean-air legislation
    CLAIMING THE authorities had failed to protect citizens from PM2.5 smog, especially the underprivileged in urban slums, academics have called for a clean-air act and an independent environmental protection agency (EPA) to safeguard the “people’s right” to a healthy atmosphere.
  • Fri, 08 Feb 2019 06:00
    Four ways to beat hackers and protect your online accounts
    THE POLICE Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) is reminding people to regularly change their passwords for social media accounts as a protection against hackers, who broke into many Facebook users belonging to Thai users, resulting in 623 police complaints in 2018.
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