Sriprapha Petcharamesree

 

 


 

Dr. Petcharamesree is a full time faculty member at the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand. Her first formal contact with human rights works started when she served as a social worker at UNICEF’s Emergency Operations for Cambodian Refugees. Since the 1990s she has been active in the human rights field among both the academic community and human rights advocates/activists at national, regional and international levels. She has been working closely with NGOs, grassroots people and some marginalized groups, ethnic minorities, migrant workers, asylum seekers, etc. Her recent works focuses, among others, on issues of citizenship, migration, statelessness, rights to development, and human rights in international relations and human rights in ASEAN. In October 2009 Prof. Petcharamesree was appointed by the Thai government as the Thai Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights in which she served until December 2012. She is Co-Chair of the Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism advocating for an effective regional human rights system in ASEAN.




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