Khon Kaen’s urban poor often have no appropriate access to water despite their constitutional right to “quality water resources adequately for the consumption by people,” as stated in Article 72 of Thailand’s new constitution.
A small school in Nong Khai Province is setting an example in adhering to Thailand’s human rights obligations seeing its Lao pupils become student leaders. But hundreds of thousands of other migrant students are left unschooled.
On July 29, speakers at a public forum in Khon Kaen agreed that widespread fear is keeping people from voicing their political opinions, while ten state intelligence officers observed and recorded the event.
Thai Lawyers for Human Rights’ (TLHR) assessment of the human rights situation in the Northeast over the eighteen months after the 2014 military coup based on first-hand accounts of those directly affected and a compilation of information from various media outlets.