HRDF Secretary General Somchai Homlaor met with chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) Aung San Suu Kyi
On 25 February 2013, Mr. Somchai Homlaor, Secretary General of HRDF, together with members of Southeast Asia Legal Aid Network (SEALAW) travelled to Naypyidaw, Burma in order to visit Mrs. Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) and chairperson of the Commission on the Rule of Law, House of Representatives. More
International Rescue Committee (IRC) produced short movie targeting migrant community with Burmese speaking language on the procedure to regularizing status according to the Cabinet resolution on 15 January 2013.
Migrant Labor Radio Website Launched “Information on MLR’s radio broadcasts for Shan-Burmese migrant workers now accessible via website”
On January 11th, 2013, Migrant Labor Radio (MLR) in association with the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) and its Migrant Justice Program, Chiang Mai (MJP-CM), launched its website at The MLR website describes in detail its mission to provide critical human rights and labor rights information to marginalized Burmese migrant populations in Thailand through radio broadcast. More

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[1 Jul 2014 | ]

The Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) has been providing legal representation to Air, an ethnic Karen girl who has filed a case against her former employers for inflicting on her cruel treatment and enslavement. On 30 June 2014, around 2pm, the Kampaeng Phet Provincial Court read a verdict for the  case filed by Air’s custodian, Mrs. Mo Wateng, on her behalf against Mr. Natee Taeng-on and Miss Rattanakorn Piyaworatham, her employers. The civil suit for damages was filed as… Read More

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[24 Jun 2014 | ]

On June 2014, the US State Department led by its Secretary, Mr. John Kerry, released the Trafficking in Persons Report 2014(TIP Report) in which Thailand has been downgraded from Tier 2 Watch list to Tier 3 . The Tier 3 lists countries whose governments do not fully comply with the minimum standards and are not making significant efforts to do so.

The report provides a description of the state of human trafficking along with recommendations for Thailand to review and

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[17 Jun 2014 | ]

The National Council for Peace and Order  (NCPO) has seized the power since 22nd May 2014. Now it is almost a month that the NCPO has issued many orders and announcements, as of 16 June 2014,  there were 68 orders/announcements. Particularly, Order No.  59/2557 and Order No.  60/2557, dated 11 June 2014, regarding the administration of migrant workers problems by representatives from the security sector and civil officials to sit as committee members and the committee to address the migrant workers problem.

The Migrant Working Group and the… Read More