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Angkhana Neelapaijit

National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT)
Angkhana  Neelapaijit was born in Bangkok, Thailand where she grow up and graduated from Santa Cruz Convent school and the Faculty of Nurse, Mahidol University. Angkhana became the Human Rights activist after her husband who is a prominent Human Rights Lawyer was kidnapped by a group of police officers and disappeared since 12 March, 2004. Angkhana is the founder and Chairwomen of Justice for Peace Foundation. Angkhana worked relentlessly to help victims of human rights abuses in Thailand, the mission has made her one of Thailand’s most prominent women human rights defenders.
Her dedication has won her many several national and international human rights awards, they include the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights and the honored by the European Parliament as “Women Human Rights Defender” on 2006, an honor “De Chevalier De I’Ordre de la Le’gion d’Honneur” from the French President for her outstanding work in the human rights protection on December 2010. On July 2013, she awarded by the Senate House as “Prominent Women Human Rights Defender”. And on the human rights month December 2014, Angkhana Neelapaijit was honor by the UN Women as “Women of Achievement”.
Angkhana used to be the member of Constitutional Drafting Committee and Member of Constitutional Assembly in 2007. She also be the New Zealand Prime Minister’s Fellowship for ASEAN Leader 2016. At present Angkhana Neelapaijit is the Commissioner -National Human Rights Commission of Thailand her mandate covering Civil and Political right, Gender Equality and Situation of Human Rights Violation in Southern Border Provinces of Thailand.

My Speakers Sessions

Monday, November 26

11:00am CET

Tuesday, November 27

11:30am CET