Human Rights Conditions in Thailand Essay

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Human rights have been a factor that dominates many trades throughout the world; affecting world growth, production, trade, and more. The world has been crawling to the top, world leaders racing to govern countries with better economics, politics, and power. In the process human rights become ignored, forgotten, and abused. Some conditions have improved, while others have worsened. The human right conditions in Thailand, although ranked a partially free country, has been unchanged for the past few years, and experiences many human rights violations from prisoner torture to police brutality. Thailand is the only country to avoid direct colonial rule. In 1932 the country transformed to a constitutional monarchy the lower government is …show more content…
In the past Thailand experienced many different regime changes. In the 1980's the country experienced strong economic growth. On October 25, 2004 security forces opened fire on protestors outside a Tak Bai police station in southern Thailand. Seven where shot and killed, seventy-eight were suffocated or crushed to death; and over a thousand injured were held in police custody for days without medical care. Officials claim, they were only doing their jobs (Government). The three southern most provinces were pronounced under emergency decreed in 2005. Authorities use lèse-majesté laws to justify human rights violations. In 2006 Thaksin was removed from office by a military coup. In March-May of 2010 there were ninety reported deaths and over two-thousand injured (World). The southern provinces experienced security force brutality and abuse, free speech restrictions, and violation of refugee and migrant rights. In 2011 the current prime minister Yingluck, was elected into office. Since Yingluck was elected into office, in 2011, she has yet to approach the subject of human rights violations, not providing accountability. She is receiving much criticism for her relation to former prime minister Thaksin, her brother. The conditions of human rights have not improved much. On August 1, 2013 the supreme court of Thailand failed eighty-five people and their families, who have been waiting over eight years for justice, when they
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