Human rights in Thailand
The current (2007) Constitution, drafted by a body appointed by the then military junta, states at Article 4: "The human dignity, rights, liberty and equality of the people shall be protected." Articl...
Policies of the Shinawatra administration
Thaksin Shinawatra was the 23rd prime minister of Thailand.As prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra initiated many policies affecting the economy, public health, education, energy, drugs and internationa...
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Thaksin Shinawatra
Thaksin Shinawatra (Thai: ทักษิณ ชินวัตร; RTGS: Thaksin Chinnawat;  [tʰák.sǐn tɕʰīn.ná.wát]; born 26 July 1949) is a Thai business tycoon turned politician. From 2001 to 2006 he was the Prime...
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Human trafficking in Thailand
Thailand is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women and children trafficked for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor. Thailand’s relative prosperity attrac...
Lèse majesté in Thailand
Lèse majesté is the crime of violating majesty, an offence against the dignity of a reigning sovereign or against a state. It has been prohibited by the law of Thailand since 1908. In 1932, when Thail...
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Potjaman Shinawatra
Khunying Potjaman Na Pombejra (Thai: พจมาน ณ ป้อมเพชร; rtgs: Photchaman Na Pomphet), formerly Potjaman Shinawatra (Thai: พจมาน ชินวัตร; rtgs: Photchaman Chinnawat), née Soypetpotjam...
Sex trafficking of women and children in Thailand
Trafficking in persons, as defined by the UN, is the "recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abductio...
South Thailand insurgency
The South Thailand Insurgency (Thai: ความไม่สงบในชายแดนภาคใต้ของประเทศไทย) is an intractable conflict taking place mainly in Southern Thailand. It originated in the 1960s as an ethnic separatist i...
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Censorship in Thailand
Censorship in Thailand is very significant. Harassment, manipulation, and strict control of political news was common under the Thaksin government (2001–2006), restrictions and media harassment worse...
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Thammasat University massacre
The Thammasat University Massacre, or Massacre of 6 October 1976 (เหตุการณ์ 6 ตุลา), was an attack on students and protesters that occurred on the campus of Thammasat University and at Sanam Luang in...
Thammasat University massacre - Wikipedia
2007 South Thailand bombings
The 2007 South Thailand bombings were a series of bombings that hit Narathiwat, Pattani, Songkhla and Yala during the Chinese New Year celebrations on 18 and 19 February. At least seven people were ki...
United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship
The United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) (Thai: แนวร่วมประชาธิปไตยต่อต้านเผด็จการแห่งชาติ; นปช., alternatively translated as National Democratic Alliance against Dictatorship), wh...
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Patani United Liberation Organization
The Patani United Liberation Organization (also spelled Pattani United Liberation Organisation) or PULO is one of the active separatist movements calling for a free and independent Patani. This group...
Patani United Liberation Organization - Wikipedia
Liberalism in Thailand
This article gives an overview of liberalism in Thailand. It is limited to liberal parties with substantial support, mainly proved by having had a representation in parliament.
The Democratic Part...
Sale of Shin Corporation to Temasek Holdings
The 2006 sale of the Shinawatra family's share of Shin Corporation to Temasek Holdings caused great controversy in Thailand. The sale was in response to long-standing criticisms that the Shinawatra ...
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2007 Songkhla bombings
The 2007 Songkhla bombings took place in Songkhla Province, Thailand on 27 and 28 May 2007, and are believed to be part of the on-going South Thailand insurgency. At least four people were killed and ...
Freedom of religion in Thailand
In Thailand, the freedom of religion is protected through statutory means. The law provides for freedom of religion, and the government generally has respected this right in practice; however, it does...
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LGBT rights in Thailand
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Thailand may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Thailand is one of the most tolerant countries in Asia in regard to ...
Angkhana Neelaphaijit
Angkhana Neelaphaijit (Thai: อังคณา นีละไพจิตร) is a Thai human rights activist and the wife of disappeared human rights lawyer Somchai Neelaphaijit. Amnesty International described her as "a lead...
Angkhana Neelaphaijit - Wikipedia