Nearly three years after more than 90 pro-democracy protesters were killed by government forces on the streets of Bangkok, Thai Member of Parliament Jatuporn Prompran scored a major victory before a multilateral institution, shedding light on pervasive injustices in the country’s political system.
Thai authorities charged former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Thursday with giving orders to use live ammunition that led to civilian deaths during a military crackdown on an anti-government protest in May 2010. A successful conviction would mean the first time in Thailand’s history that someone was held accountable for a massacre.
Unlike the massacres of 1973, 1976, and 1992, there is now a real possibility that the deadly government crackdowns of April and May 2010 will be properly investigated, and that those responsible for committing crimes will be held to account.
A statement was released by Human Rights Watch criticizing General Prayuth Chan-ocha, the head of the Royal Thai Army, for interfering in the investigation of the 2010 Bangkok massacres by filing defamation claims against Robert Amsterdam. The full text can be found below. The Thai government should order the army commander-in-chief to cease interfering in […]
On July 31, 2012 the blog “Legal Times” reported that Amsterdam & Partners submitted documents indicating that the firm had ceased lobbying activities on behalf of Dr. Thaksin Shinawatra in the United States. Unfortunately the report was mistaken by some to mean that Amsterdam & Partners has ceased all advocacy on behalf of Dr. Thaksin […]