|Author (Corporate)||European Parliament: European Parliamentary Research Service|
|Series Title||At a Glance|
|Series Details||July 2018|
|Publication Date||July 2018|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog, Overview|
Thailand was one of several south-east Asian countries where the human rights situation had recently deteriorated. Following a military coup in May 2014, the junta clamped down on political dissent. In 2017 a new constitution restored some of the rights taken away in 2014, but the timing of elections remained uncertain and the military was likely to maintain political influence even after handing over power to a civilian government. Other long-standing concerns included abuses of migrant workers' labour rights and restrictions on freedom of expression.
|Countries / Regions||Europe, Southeastern Asia|