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“CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE SECURITY AND PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS” BOOK RELEASE
GLOBAL CALL TO ENSURE LOCAL COMMUNITIES’ ROLE IN BANK-FINANCED PROJECTS
THAI COURT RULES AGAINST EVICTION AND IN FAVOUR OF KLONGSAI PATTANA COMMUNITY
  • “CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE SECURITY AND PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS” BOOK RELEASE

    Edited by Karen Bennett, Danna Ingleton, Alice Nah (Protection International Board director), James Savage Other contributing authors: Enrique Eguren (PI senior advisor), Champa Patel (PI Board member) Routledge, 2016 120 pages About the Book Human rights defenders – who by peaceful means advocate, mobilise and often put their lives at risk to defend the most fundamental freedoms of their fellow citizens – are key agents of change in their own [...]

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  • GLOBAL CALL TO ENSURE LOCAL COMMUNITIES’ ROLE IN BANK-FINANCED PROJECTS

    Development banks should respect human rights in their investments around the world and ensure their activities are not putting human rights defenders at risk, the Coalition for Human Rights in Development said today in a joint petition signed by over 150 development, human rights, and environment groups. Along with these groups Protection International has signed a letter to International Financial Institutions demanding effective participation and accountability. Major development banks have [...]

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  • THAI COURT RULES AGAINST EVICTION AND IN FAVOUR OF KLONGSAI PATTANA COMMUNITY

    The Krabi Provincial Court in Thailand ruled on 15 July 2016 that the Agricultural Land Reform Office (ALRO) did not have the authority to evict 53 villagers of the Klongsai Pattana community. This ruling confirmed that the villagers were not dependents of the palm oil company. In fact successive governments established the Southern Peasant Federation of Thailand’s (SPFT) right to community land titles, which should override the land grab by [...]

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