It's been almost one year since Thailand's government set out to regulate their investment projects in other countries to comply with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP). The Cabinet Resolution was released on 16 May 2016 and pertains to extra-territorial obligations/business and human rights of Thai transboundary investments in Southeast Asia. Recently, the Thai National Human Rights Commission traveled to observe one of Thailand’s international investment projects in Myanmar's Tanintharyi Region, including a tin mine and a Special Economic Zone.
This case arises out of the 2010 "Gaza Freedom Flotilla," which was an attempt by private citizens to sail through Israel's declared naval blockade of the Gaza strip. The plaintiffs allege that Israeli soldiers boarded the Mavi Marmara, one of the ships sailing as part of the flotilla, and shot and killed Furkan Dogan, an eighteen-year-old American citizen, along with eight other civilians. Dogan’s parents sued Ehud Barak, the Israeli Defense Minister at the time, under Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA) and other U.S.