It is estimated that at least 6.5 million people across Thailand will be out of work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. For landless farmers like Suwalee Phongam from Sab Wai village in Chaiyaphum, the crisis only adds hardship to a life already hanging in the balance.
A group of locals from Phetchabun are petitioning the Minister of Justice to delay the public auction of their homes after they were convicted of trespassing on a wildlife sanctuary and ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of baht in damages.
The Isaan Record12/03/2020
After more than 40 years of suffering, grief and protest, Khok Yao’s land dispute might finally be resolved as the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment launched a new review of land conflicts across the country.
The Isaan Record16/02/2020
After the eviction deadline for Baw Kaew was extended in a surprise decision on Monday, villagers and their supporters celebrated their tentative victory. But the community’s decade-long battle for their right to land is set to escalate again when the extension expires in late September.
The Isaan Record30/08/2019
As the deadline for the eviction of Baw Kaew village draws closer, community members are calling on political parties for help. Last Saturday, Future Future Party politicians to discuss solutions to resolve the decade-long land dispute.
The Isaan Record22/08/2019
International civil society organizations urge the government to drop all charges against 14 land and human rights defenders from Chaiyaphum’s Sab Wai village.
The Isaan Record04/07/2019
For decades, the state has been giving and taking away land rights, and forest communities have consistently been caught in the crossfire.
The Isaan Record19/12/2018
The prosecution of a prominent land rights activist is part of a legal campaign that may lead to the eviction of dozens of families living in Sai Thong National Park. Since 2014 forest communities across the country have been targeted as part of the military government’s forest reclamation policy.
The Isaan Record13/08/2018
A land rights activist whose husband was disappeared last year is serving a six-month sentence in prison for encroaching on national forest reserves. Her fellow community members continue to organize resistance as their numbers dwindle.