Human Rights Conditions in Thailand

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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 typically viewed as fair. Which resulted in military coups, constitutional overhauls, and popular uprisings (2013). Security forces report to civilian authorities. The police are killing, torturing, and otherwise abusing criminal suspects and prisoners in overcrowded, and unsanitary facilities. Violence and discrimination against women; sex tourism; sexual exploitation of children; trafficking in persons; discrimination against persons with disabilities, minorities, hill tribe members, and foreign migrant workers; child labor; and some limitations on worker rights; continued to be a serious problem (Reports). The former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra gained his fortune from telecommunications. He also started the TRT party (Thai Rak Thai) meaning Thais love Thais. His regime wreaked havoc throughout the country during his term from '01-'06. Under his reign corruption gained power, the three southern most provinces of Thailand fell to corrupt officials, abuse, and torture. In 2011, Yingluck, Thasin... ... middle of paper ... ... willing bring those who attempt to do so to trial, and face charges. Until then Thailand suffers corruption, abuse of human rights, and daily riots. Works Cited "Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012 Thailand." Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. State.gov, 2013. Web. 30 Nov. 2013. Country Status and Ratings, 1973-2013. Washington D.C.: Freedom House, 2013. Excel. Olarn, Kocha, Paula Hancocks, and Jethro Mullen. "Thailand's Yingluck Shinawatra Dismisses Calls to Step down." CNN. N.p., 2 Dec. 2013. Web. 2 Dec. 2013. "Thailand." 2013 Freedom in the World. Freedom House, 2013. Web. 02 Dec. 2013. "Thailand: Government Fails to Provide Justice for the Victims of Tak Bai Killings." Human Rights in the Kingdom of Thailand. Amnesty.org, 01 Aug. 2013. Web. 29 Nov. 2013. "Thailand." World Report 2013. Human Rights Watch, 2013. Web. 01 Dec. 2013.
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