The Problems and Prospects on Supporting the Freedom of Association Online to Express on the Natural Resource and Environment Issues

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Tossapon Tassanakunlapan

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The Kingdom of Thailand has adopted the freedom of association to express on the natural resource and environment issues within the Constitution and many obliged international human rights instruments. However, certain subsequence laws and administrative measures have created the obstacles to the freedom of association and expression of the people in cyberspace. These deters undermine the ability of people to struggle on natural resource and environmental issues. From case studies, in Thailand and aboard, the using of internet for creating common space or virtual community in order to amplify the voice of the vulnerable groups is possible in many directives. Moreover, some failure practices shown in many case studies, the tactics or counter-measures by State or Corporation, also described the hardship of the people in public participation process. Either best or bad practices could be recognized as a caution and lesson learnt for developing people participation in public realm. Furthermore, the comparative study on legal documents and enforcements from foreign countries may provide the alternative forms to construct the better insurance, for supporting the right to associate in cyberspace for expression in the issues of natural resource and environment, for the Thai State.

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Tassanakunlapan, T. (2019). The Problems and Prospects on Supporting the Freedom of Association Online to Express on the Natural Resource and Environment Issues. CMU Journal of Law and Social Sciences, 12(1), 172-197. Retrieved from https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/CMUJLSS/article/view/176431
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