Access to information helps land rights campaigners in Thailand

July 1, 2019 - 9:50am

Right to information (RTI) laws around the world are helping citizens gain access to information that can inform and assist them in better understanding issues that affect them.

In Thailand, the right to access information about land owned by the government was integral for a group of land rights campaigners.

This information played a pivotal role in uncovering expired and illegal concessions on government-owned land and, in one particular case, it helped reclaim land for farmers which had previously been used by a trespassing palm oil company.

Read about Land rights in Thailand (PDF, 399.42 KB) and more stories about positive change thanks to RTI laws on our Tell us your story campaign page.