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Thailand: Following suspension of US trade benefits, rights groups urge legal reforms to ensure full enjoyment of worker freedoms
Author: Intl. Labor Rights Forum, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), Be Slavery Free, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, and others
"Statement on U.S. Government Decision to Suspend Thailand’s Trade Preferences Due to Worker Rights Issues"...
Thailand: Forced labour & exploitation in seafood industry persist as result of buyers' business model, research reveals
In December 2019, Freedom Fund and Humanity United released 'Tracking Progress: Assessing Business Responses to Forced Labour and Human Trafficking in the Thai Seafood Industry', which examines how the seafood sector has addressed the issues of forced...
Thailand: Thammakaset files case against former NHRI commissioner Angkhana Neelapaijit over tweets expressing support for fellow human rights defenders
Author: OMCT & FIDH
"Thailand: Judicial harassment of Ms. Angkhana Neelapaijit over defamation complaint by Thammakaset company", 27 Nov 2019...
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Thailand: IKEA helps empower women from ethnic hill tribe villages through business partnerships, project hailed as a “model to emulate”
Author: Celestine Bohlen, New York Times
"These Villages in Thailand Are Part of the Global Economy. Go to Ikea to Find Out.", 19 Nov 2019...
Thailand: Charoen Pokphand Foods address human rights issues in supply chain with 'Human Rights Due Diligence Process'
Author: Bangkok Post
"CP Foods commits on non-violation of human rights in all forms", 14 November 2019...
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Laos: Protests continue against Xayaburi Dam for the reduced river flow and risk of livelihood crisis as it begins operations
Author: Panu Wongcha-um, Reuters
"New Mekong dam in Laos opens to protests, dried-out downstream", 28 Oct 2019...
Laos: Xayaburi Dam begins operations despite villagers arguing that dam will destroy their livelihoods
An article alleges that the Xayaburi Dam, in which CK Power is a main developer, will destroy the livelihoods of the villagers. It further alleges that the beginning of the commercial operations of the Xayaburi Dam coincides with “parts of the Mekong...
Author: Rights and Liberties Protection Department (Thailand)
"Thailand has adopted the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights as 'the first country in Asia'", 30 Oct 2019...