High Level Conference on Sustainable Development, Crime Prevention and Safe Societies in Southeast Asia05 March 2018 at UN Conference Centre Bangkok

Dr. Matti Joutsen

Matti Joutsen holds a Ph.D. in Criminal Law and is currently a special advisor to Thailand Institute of Justice. He is a former Director of the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI). He has long represented Finland at meetings of the United Nations, the Council of Europe and the European Union. He was the chief negotiator for Finland on the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, the UN Convention against Corruption, and the mechanism for the review of implementation of the Corruption Convention. Joutsen has written some 200 articles, studies, and papers on crime prevention, criminal justice, comparative criminal law, and international cooperation

Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol

Her Royal Highness has continued to demonstrate a passion for mobilizing public interest and multilateral support for criminal justice reform, the rule of law and various other initiatives that are relevant to the pursuit of the SDGs. At present, Her Royal Highness is the Provincial Chief Public Prosecutor attached to the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Narcotics Litigation. Previously, Her Royal Highness served as the Ambassador of Thailand to Austria, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Vienna from 2013-14 and the Chair of the 21st Session of the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) in 2012.

In recognition of Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol’s significant role in international cooperation related to the rule of law and criminal justice, UNODC has appointed Her Royal Highness to represent UNODC as a Goodwill Ambassador on the Rule of Law and Criminal Justice for Southeast Asia.

Kittipong Kittayarak

Kittipong Kittayarak has long been involved in judicial and criminal justice reform in Thailand. He has made substantial contributions to the improvement of the Thai judicial system through his roles in a number of national bodies. He has been known as one of the champions for the reform of the Thai criminal justice system towards due process and the rule of law, and for pioneering the implementation of the restorative justice and community justice programs in Thailand. In the area of peace and reconciliation, Kittipong was actively engaged in the National Reconciliation Committee, which focused its work on conflicts in the deep south of Thailand as well as the Truth for Reconciliation Commission of Thailand (TRCT). After completing his six-year term as the Permanent Secretary for Justice, in February 2015, he assumed a new role as the Executive Director of the Thailand Institute of Justice, a public organization working in the promotion, research and capacity-building activities in accordance with the justice-relates UN standards and norms. Currently, he is a special advisor to Thailand Institute of Justice. He holds J.S.D. from Stanford Law School, LL.M. from Harvard Law School, barrister-at-law from The Thai Bar Association, LL.M. from Cornell Law School, and LL.B. from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.

Mr. Jeremy Douglas

Regional Representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Mr. Nicholas Booth

Programme Advisor for Governance, Conflict Prevention, Access to Justice and Human Rights, UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub