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CP Foods vows to protect human rights of workers as US mounts pressure on Thailand

Charoen Pokphand Foods Pcl (CP Foods) has pledged to achieve sustainable development of labour rights across its entire group and supply chains.The company said it conducts constant surveillance to ensure good practices.Under its Human Rights Due Diligence Process, the company said it analyses and assesses ...

The Nation Reporter

Human traffickers flout 99% of court orders to compensate their victims

Human traffickers in Thailand have ignored court orders to compensate victims in more than 99% of cases in recent years, fuelling fears that many survivors could be re-trafficked, data obtained exclusively by the Thomson Reuters Foundation revealed.Keep reading ...

Nanchanok Wongsamuth

To cane or not to cane?

Parents in Thailand are split as to whether corporal punishment for their children is the right way to go. A recent survey of 999 Thai parents by YouGov found that two in five believe that physical punishment should be illegal, while another two in five believe ...

Human rights defenders at risk in Asia

‘In Asia, we are witnessing more and more human rights defenders being subjected to increasingly severe forms of violations, particularly killings, simply for defending human rights, ’says Sejin Kim, Programme Manager of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), during the launch of ...

Human rights a non-issue in Thai election

The issue of human rights has largely flown under the radar for the 81 parties contesting the Thai general election this Sunday.Freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and press freedom has deteriorated in Thailand since the military junta led by Prayut Chan-o-cha took over in 2014 ...

Thai Union committed to help Thailand deal with sustainable fishing challenges

Thailand’s progress in promoting human rights in the fishing industry will be addressed in a panel session on modern slavery and human trafficking at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) today (Sep 24) in New York.Keep reading ...

Jintana Panyaarvudh

Asian Youth Partnership on Business and Human Rights

During 23 – 25 August 2018, the Department of International Organisations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the Department of Rights and Liberties, Ministry of Justice, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) South-East Asia Regional ...

The Human Rights Obligations Of Thai Companies Investing In ASEAN

Thai companies are increasingly investing in neighboring ASEAN countries. While these investments have resulted in significant profits for both the companies and the host countries, they have also triggered adverse environmental and social issues.Keep reading ...

Working Group on the Issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises paid a Courtesy Call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs

On 26 March 2018, the United Nations Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises (WG on BHR) paid a courtesy call on H.E. Mr. Don Pramudwinai, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, during their ...

Thailand Lifted Restrictions on Foreign Workers to Change Employers, Work Places and Types of Work

On 6 March 2018, the Thai cabinet approved the drafted amendments to the Royal Ordinance on the Management of Foreign Workers Employment B.E. 2560 (2017). The new revision aimed to facilitate better control and monitoring of the process of bringing foreign workers into Thailand, the ...

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