Santanee DitsayabutAugust 30, 2018
Santanee graduated LL.B with first class honors from Chulalongkorn University and was admitted to the Thai Bar with the highest scores of the 1995 class. Consequently she received the Royal Thai Government scholarship to study master degrees at University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Pennsylvania. Upon returning to Thailand, she has served as a public prosecutor since 2001. Further to criminal litigation, her expertise lies in international cooperation in criminal matters and issues related to transnational organized crime. Santanee is professionally active in various international law forums. She was a member of the task force for organizing the 11th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice hosted by Thailand. In 2005, she was on secondment to UNODC as a regional expert for Terrorism Prevention Branch in which her responsibility was to promote the ratification and implementation of relevant international conventions and protocols against terrorism covering Asia and the Pacific region. She acted as a chair person in an informal consultation on femicide at the 23rd Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice and played a key role in representing Thailand during the negotiation of the Draft UN Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Children. Besides her prosecutor profession, she has taught in many leading law schools in Thailand.