Demonstrators walk together holding placards during a protest against the amendment of the lese majeste law, in Bangkok


Shape of Thailand

Authorities in Thailand have been using courts to crack down on pro-democracy protesters. TrialWatch is exposing how the government relies on outdated laws or those that are otherwise incompatible with international human rights to do so.

With our partners Columbia Law School, the Clooney Foundation for Justice’s TrialWatch initiative has been monitoring criminal proceedings against 22 protesters in Thailand facing over a decade in jail for daring to call for change.

This is part of TrialWatch’s broader work to get such outdated and over-broad laws overturned or repealed. This includes tracking sedition prosecutions in India, Pakistan, and Hong Kong.