UN Complaint for Urgent Action to the United Nations
on the Judicial Harassment faced by
Nada Chaiyajit, Thai Human Rights Defender
7 October 2022
On 7 October 2022, Manushya Foundation submitted a Complaint for Urgent Action to 7 United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteurs on the Judicial Harassment faced by Nada Chaiyajit, an Intersex-trans woman Human Rights Activist and defender of LGBTIQ+ rights and corporate accountability for 15 years, as well as the Human Rights Campaign Advisor at Manushya Foundation, and the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC) advisor for the Thai Business and Human Rights Network, to request urgent action to stop the ongoing judicial harassment against her and to urge the Thai government to decriminalize defamation by repealing sections 326 to 333 of the Criminal Code and enact a stand-alone anti-SLAPP law to ensure legal protections against SLAPPs aiming at silencing dissents, and protect individuals from judicial harassment by the State and non-State actors.