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Thailand: Uphold Acquittal Of Human Rights Defenders

Saturday, 18 May 2024, 5:03 am | Fortify Rights

Controversial Thai poultry company appeals acquittal of women human rights defenders- Director of The Fort and former Fortify Rights Senior Human Rights Specialist Puttanee Kangkun, former Fortify Rights Communications Associate Thanaporn Saleephol, and ... More >>

New Study Finds Mental Harm Inflicted On Myanmar’s Rohingya A Form Of Genocide

Thursday, 25 April 2024, 9:22 am | Fortify Rights

Fortify Rights and the Lowenstein Clinic recommend that state parties to the Rome Statute, which established the International Criminal Court (ICC), immediately refer the situation in Myanmar to the ICC Prosecutor, requesting a full investigation into ... More >>

U.N. Member States:Support The Establishment Of Ad Hoc Criminal Tribunal To Prosecute Russian Crime Of Aggression

Saturday, 20 April 2024, 4:45 am | Fortify Rights

The establishment of a special criminal tribunal is the only serious avenue to prosecute de-facto Russian President Vladimir Putin and his senior political and military accomplices for launching and pursuing Russia’s illegal war in Ukraine, More >>

U.N. Security Council: Refer Mass Internment Of Muslims And Other Atrocities In Myanmar To ICC

Sunday, 7 April 2024, 5:19 am | Fortify Rights

Mass arbitrary detention, life-threatening restrictions in Rakhine State More >>

Thailand: Ensure Equal Access To Marriage And Other Rights To LGBTI+ Persons

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 7:45 pm | Fortify Rights

Thailand’s House of Representatives to commence final reading of draft legislation to amend the Civil and Commercial Code (BANGKOK, March 26, 2024)—The Thai parliament should ensure the draft Act for Amendment to the Civil and Commercial Code, commonly ... More >>

Thailand: Prevent Dissolution Of Poll-Winning Move Forward Party

Thursday, 21 March 2024, 5:13 am | Fortify Rights

“The efforts to dissolve the party are political in every sense. Thailand must ensure that its election commission remains impartial, that its democracy is sound." More >>

Bangladesh: Halt Plans To Return Rohingya To Myanmar, Continue To Support Justice Initiatives

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 6:08 pm | Fortify Rights

U.N. to review Bangladesh’s human rights record on November 13 (COX’S BAZAR, November 9, 2023)—The Government of Bangladesh is meeting its obligations to ensure international justice for Rohingya genocide survivors, but it continues to violate ... More >>

Thailand: Ensure Healthcare for Myanmar Refugees

Friday, 27 October 2023, 6:20 am | Fortify Rights

(BANGKOK, October 26, 2023)—The Government of Thailand should prevent the arbitrary arrest and extortion of Myanmar refugees seeking access to healthcare and provide protective legal status to refugees in Thailand, Fortify Rights said today. A new ... More >>

U.N. Member States: Coordinate A Global Arms Embargo On Myanmar

Thursday, 12 October 2023, 8:32 am | Fortify Rights

Junta attack on displaced civilians kills scores, including children (BANGKOK, October 11, 2023)—In the wake of a Myanmar junta attack on displaced persons and other residents in Laiza, Kachin State, that killed dozens of civilians including children, ... More >>

Thailand: Drop Criminal Defamation Case Against Three Women Human Rights Defenders

Saturday, 26 August 2023, 6:37 am | Fortify Rights

(Bangkok, August 25, 2023)–Thai authorities should acquit Angkhana Neelapaijit, Puttanee Kangkun, and Thanaporn Saleelphol of the criminal defamation charges brought by Thammakaset Company Limited and protect human rights defenders from future cases ... More >>

Bangladesh: Ensure Accountability For Police Corruption, Torture Of Rohingya Refugees

Friday, 11 August 2023, 8:06 am | Fortify Rights

Bangladesh police use torture to extort illegal payments from refugees (BANGKOK, August 10, 2023)–The Government of Bangladesh should investigate and hold accountable police officials responsible for extortion and violence against Rohingya refugees, ... More >>

Malaysia: Investigate And Hold Officials Accountable For Roles In Rohingya Human Trafficking Syndicate

Sunday, 2 July 2023, 5:47 am | Fortify Rights

Four Thais extradited, charged in Malaysia for crimes related to transnational trafficking syndicate (KUALA LUMPUR, June 29, 2023)—Malaysian authorities should open a new investigation into mass graves of Rohingya discovered in Wang Kelian and prosecute ... More >>

Thailand: Investigate Forced Returns, Urgently Implement Screenings To Prevent Refoulement

Friday, 14 April 2023, 6:41 pm | Fortify Rights

Three men reportedly returned to Myanmar by Thai authorities feared detained in Myanmar (BANGKOK, April 14, 2023)—Thailand should investigate the reported forced return of three Myanmar nationals who are at significant risk of torture or death ... More >>

Stop Judicial Harassment Of Three Thai Women Human Rights Defenders

Wednesday, 15 March 2023, 7:03 am | Fortify Rights

Thai court schedules new trial dates in years-long campaign of judicial harassment (Bangkok, March 14, 2023)–Thai authorities should dismiss the case brought by Thammakaset Company Limited against Angkhana Neelapaijit, Puttanee Kangkun, and Thanaporn Saleephol ... More >>

Thailand: Investigate Use Of Excessive Force, Protect Right To Protest

Sunday, 20 November 2022, 4:56 am | Fortify Rights

Police arbitrarily arrested and beat protesters in custody, injured scores (BANGKOK, November 19, 2022)—Thai authorities should investigate the Royal Thai Police’s use of excessive force against peaceful protestors yesterday in Bangkok and release ... More >>

Thailand: Prioritize The Marriage Equality Bill In New Legislative Session

Tuesday, 1 November 2022, 6:54 pm | Fortify Rights

A new National Assembly session opens on November 1 (BANGKOK, November 1, 2022)—Thailand’s House of Representatives should approve the draft Act for Amendment to the Civil and Commercial Code , commonly known as the marriage equality bill, during the upcoming ... More >>

Address Human Rights Violations Ahead Of Election To Global Rights Body

Saturday, 1 October 2022, 5:18 am | Fortify Rights

Foreign minister announces Thailand’s U.N. Human Rights Council candidacy at U.N. General Assembly (Bangkok, September 30, 2022)–Thailand should urgently address ongoing human rights violations ahead of the next U.N. Human Rights Council election, ... More >>

Thailand: Pass Marriage Equality Bill, Protect LGBTI+ Rights

Friday, 16 September 2022, 6:44 pm | Fortify Rights

National Assembly set to close September 19, delaying marriage equality protections (BANGKOK, September 16, 2022)—Thailand’s House of Representatives should immediately convene its second session this year to ensure the passage of legislation related ... More >>

U.N. Security Council: Impose Binding Arms Embargo On Myanmar

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 6:38 pm | Fortify Rights

President Biden due to meet ASEAN leaders in Washington, D.C. (BANGKOK, May 12, 2022)—The United Nations Security Council should urgently convene an open session on Myanmar and pass a binding resolution on the situation in the country, Fortify ... More >>

Thailand: Provide Official Protective Status To Myanmar Refugees, Prevent Forced Returns

Friday, 6 May 2022, 7:45 pm | Fortify Rights

Royal Thai Army responds to viral video of soldiers dismantling border-bridge used by refugees, denies wrongdoing (BANGKOK, May 6, 2022)—The Government of Thailand should urgently provide official protective status to Myanmar refugees and prevent ... More >>





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