Name: Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha
Present Position: Ambassador-designate of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Republic of Austria, Chairperson of the 21st Session of the Commission
on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ)
Date of Birth: December 7, 1978
2005: S.J.D. Cornell University,New York,USA.
Doctorate thesis: “Towards Equal Justice: Protection of the Rights of the Accused in the Thai Criminal Justice Process – A Comparison with France and the United States.”
2004: Barrister at Law, the Thai Bar.
2002: LL.M. Cornell University,New York,USA.
2000: ThammasatUniversity, LL.B (Second Class Honor)
SukhothaiThammathiratUniversity, B.A. in International Relations (First Class Honor)
Present Ambassador-designate of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Republic of Austria
2011 Ambassador, Chairperson of the 21st Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ)
2011 Deputy Provincial Chief Public Prosecutor (Civil Rights Protection and Legal Aid), Office of Nong Bua Lam Phu Provincial Public Prosecution
2010 Deputy Provincial Public Prosecutor, Office of Pattaya Public Prosecution
2009 Deputy Provincial Public Prosecutor, Office of Udon-Thani Public Prosecution
2008 Assistant Provincial Public Prosecutor, Office of Udon-Thani Public Prosecution
2007 --Divisional Public Prosecutor, Executive Director’s Office of Narcotics Litigation 1
--Assistant Public Prosecutor, Executive Director’s Office of Criminal Litigation 3
2006 – 2007 Assistant Public Prosecutor, the Training and Development Institute.
2005 – 2006 First Secretary, PermanentMissionofThailandto the United Nations,New York.
Summer 2004 Intern Diplomat, PermanentMissionofThailandto the United Nations,New York.
Summer 2003 Intern Prosecutor, New York County District Attorney’s Office,New York.
Summer 2002 Intern Legal Consultant, Baker &McKenzie, WashingtonD.C.
2000 – 2001 Joint Prosecutor, Department of Judge Advocate General of Thailand, Bangkok.
Summer 2000 Apprentice, Monkolnavin Law Office,Bangkok.
Summer 1999 Legal Education Program,Aix-en-ProvenceandMarseille,France
2005 60th United Nations General Assembly,New York.
--served as Thai delegate to the Third and Sixth Committees, responsible for issues of crime prevention and criminal justice, human rights, migration, maritime law, international trade law, and counter-terrorism.
--led the negotiation of Thailand’s draft resolution “Follow-up to the Eleventh United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice” in the Third Committee, which was adopted as General Assembly resolution 60/177
2006 --15th Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ),Vienna.
--Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Lessons Learned from United Nations Congresses on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice,Bangkok.
--OSCE Expert Workshop on Preventing Terrorism: Fighting Incitement and Related Terrorist Activities,Vienna.
2008 17th Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), Vienna. (as head of Thai delegation)
2009 --18th Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), Vienna (as head of Thai delegation)
--13th International Symposium on Victimology,Mito,Japan.
(as keynote speaker)
--African Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Twelfth
United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, Nairobi. (as head of Thai delegation)
--12th United Nations Human Rights Council,Geneva.
--11th Annual General Meeting of the International Corrections and Prison Association (ICPA), Barbados. (as keynote speaker)
--2009 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology (ASC),Philadelphia.
2010 --Corrections Service ofCanadaForum: A Solid Foundation…
A Vision for the Future, 20th Anniversary of Creating Choices 2010, Ottawa. (as keynote speaker)
--65th United Nations General Assembly, New York.
(as keynote speaker at the ELFI project side event)
- Enhancing Lives of Female Inmates Project (ELFI)
The Enhancing Lives of Female Inmates Project (ELFI) is the initiative of HRH Princess Bajarakitiyabha aimed at supplementing the 1955 United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners with the Thailand-proposed “United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders” or the “Bangkok Rules”, which were adopted by the General Assembly at its 65th session in 2010.
- UNIFEM Goodwill Ambassador and the Say No to Violence against Women Campaign
In 2008, the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) conferred on HRH the title of UNIFEM Goodwill Ambassador for Thailand to lead the “Say No to Violence against Women” campaign nationwide encouraging Thai women to sign the “Say No to Violence against Women” postcards in support of the campaign.
- Kamlangjai (Inspire) project
In 2006, Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha launched the project called “Kamlangjai” (“Inspire” in English). The project aims to improve the quality of lives of women prisoners inThailandthrough compassion, provision of moral support, basic health care, and opportunities for social reintegration. The Kamlangjai Project emphasizes the importance of assisting pregnant and nursing inmates as well as children living with imprisoned mothers.
- Bajrakitiyabha Fund for Legal Education-- the cooperation ofCornellUniversity, USA., Thai Ministry of Justice and the Thai Bar in establishing an institution supporting knowledge sharing between Cornell personnel and Thai legal experts.
- 2009 UNIFEM Award for outstanding engagement on exemplary engagement on the issue and for being the public face as the Goodwill Ambassador of UNIFEM’s advocacy initiative Say NO to Violence against Women inThailand. In 2008, as part of the first phase of Say NO, the initiative generated more than 5 million signatures- including from 69 Governments and nearly 600 Parliamentarians - which were presented to the UN Secretary-General. About 3 million of the signatures came fromThailand alone.
- 2009 President’s Award presented by ICPA (The International Corrections and Prisons Association) as a tribute to HRH’s outstanding engagement on enhancing lives of female inmates via not only “Kamlangjai” project in Thailand, but also “ELFI” project worldwide.
- 2009 Medal of Recognition—the recognition awarded by UNODC for the outstanding contribution to the global campaign to end violence against women and improving the welfare and human rights of women in prisons.
- 2009 Honorary Doctorate Degree in Criminology, Justice Administration and Society presented by Mahidol University in recognition of HRH’s dedication to the areas of education, diplomacy, justice process, occupation promotion and social welfare, thus igniting the awareness of responsibility for children and women care among the Thai public.
- 2001 Sanya Dharmasakti Prize for Outstanding Law Students—theThammasatUniversity’s Prize in honor of the former Thai President of Supreme Court and Prime Minister.
- Legal Issues
- Philanthropic Activities
- Outdoor sports