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Thailand 10th Dec: 110 Global Signatories Condemn Conviction of Human Rights Defender Andy Hall and Call Upon Thailand to Protect Human Rights Defenders

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Thailand: 110 Global Signatories Condemn Conviction of Human Rights Defender Andy Hall and Call Upon Thailand to Protect Human Rights Defenders

http://www.lrwc.org/thailand-110-ngos-condemn-conviction-of-human-rights-defender-andy-hall-and-call-upon-thailand-to-protect-human-rigts-defenders-joint-letter/

Following the conviction of Andy Hall, a coalition of 110 signatories, including 60 civil society organizations, 28 unions and worker organizations, 13 companies and 9 members of the European Parliament, endorsed an open letter calling on Thailand to protect human rights defenders and migrant workers by: repealing criminal defamation provisions of the Penal Code amending the Computer Crime Act to bring it into compliance with international law freedom of expression guarantees; implementing the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders; and, ratifying and implementing the ILO Core Labour Conventions, particularly No. 87 and No. 98. Continue reading

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