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Thailand | Human rights group demand eviction of long-time settlers in Kaeng Krachan NP be reversed

Several human rights organisations have demanded that the government allow ethnic Karen to return to their old community site inside the Kaeng Krachan National Park.

ENLAWTHAI Foundation [EnLAW], Community Resource Centre Foundation (CRC), Human Rights Lawyers Association (HRLA), and Cross-Cultural Foundation (CrCF) are among the many organisations speaking up for more than 100 Karen-ethnic residents who were evicted from their long-time settlement inside the park. 

“The government should rehabilitate the ethnic Karen in Ban Bangkloy Bon Jai Phaen Din by restoring them their community rights. They should be allowed to return to live in Ban Bangkloy Bon Jai Phaen Din to maintain their traditional way of life strictly in accordance with the Cabinet resolution on August 3, 2010 regarding the policy for the restoration of the traditional way of life of the ethnic Karen,” they said on Sunday via a jointly released statement.

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