Thai Lawyers Demand Justice Following Arrests of Protesters

As readers of this blog will know, 22nd May marked the 1st anniversary of Thailand’s most recent military coup d’etat. To mark this anniversary, groups of Thai students around the country engaged in civil disobedience and protest against the military regime. In typical fashion the Thai military reacted with draconian brutality, beating and arresting 38 students. […]

One Year After the Coup, Thailand Languishes in Darkness

The Thai military coup of May 22nd 2014 had been months, if not years, in the making. Ever since PM Yingluck Shinawatra’s landslide election win in July 2011, it had been clear – to all those who were willing to see – that the Thai people’s genuine commitment to democracy was doomed to be usurped […]

Abhisit’s Shameful Responsibility for the 2010 Bangkok Massacre

It was five years ago on May 19th 2010 that 100s of unarmed Thai pro-democracy protesters sought refuge in one of central Bangkok’s most famous temples – Wat Pathum. They had gone there under the promise from the Thai authorities that the temple was a designated safe haven and to escape the snipers and soldiers […]

Why We Will Never Forget the Human Rights Crimes of the Thai Army

If there is one characteristic that defines Abhisit Vejjajiva’s baleful Democrat Party-led Thai government of 2008 to 2011, it is its shocking and callous disregard for human life during the Bangkok Massacre of 2010. As my law firm has reiterated time and time again, setting highly trained snipers, equipped with the latest battlefield military hardware, […]

Amsterdam & Partners LLP to Release Key Documents Relating to 2010 Bangkok Massacre

May 19th 2015 will mark the 5th anniversary of the Bangkok Massacre when almost 100 unarmed Thai civilians were murdered on the streets of the Thai capital at the hands of the Thai Army during April-May 2010. May 19th also specifically marks the deaths of 6 innocent civilians who were shot and killed in 2010 […]

Thailand’s Junta Must Not Be Allowed to Distort Historical Memory

“Those who control the present, control the past and those who control the past control the future” In the late 1960s and early 1970s the Thai Army were engaged in a fierce struggle with the Communist Party of Thailand (CPT) for control of the country. Vast swathes of the kingdom were under the jurisdiction of […]