Ethnic minorities and indigenous peoples

Ethnic minorities and indigenous peoples policy and rights

Bang Kloi saga continues with rights groups accusing the government of not doing enough

The government is continuing, this week, to play down the situation in Bang Kloi as ethnic Karen people protest their displacement from their ancestral homeland and continued persecution by the state.Activist groups representing the Karen have said that the government is not doing enough to ...

Uncertain future stares at stateless Chiang Rai hilltribes

Among the hilltribes of northern Chiang Rai province, children typically grow up without Thai citizenship, resulting in unnecessary complications that dog them into adulthood.It is not uncommon for stateless teenagers, for example, to enter dual-education programmes, only to find they are not allowed to learn ...

Chularat Saengpassa

Thai parks’ protectors must recognise ethnic group's rights, experts say

Thailand must follow the example of neighbouring countries and honour the constitutional right of Karen people in Phetchaburi’s Kaeng Krachan National Park to live on what has been their ancestral land for centuries, say academics.Kittisak Prokati, a law lecturer at Thammasat University, said the Constitution ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

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