Migration and Human Trafficking in Thailand – Current Issues and Main Concerns

13 March 2013, SD Avenue Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, 94 Borommarat Chachonnani Road, Bang Bamru, Bang Phlat, Bangkok

Jointly organized by CPG and Hanns-Seidel-Foundation


Panel 1: Assessment of the Current Situation of Migration to Thailand


Chatchai Chetsumon, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University

Claudia Natali, Labour Migration Program Manager, International Organization for Migration

Kannavee Suebsang, Liaison Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Bangkok Office

Medhapan Sundaradeja, Country Director, Asylum Access

Pitikan Sithidej, Deputy Director General, Rights and Liberties Protection Department, Ministry of Justice

U Maung Kyaw Nu, Chairman, Burmese Rohingya Association in Thailand


Panel 2: Countering Human Trafficking inThailand


Pol. Gen. Chatchawal Suksomjit, Advisor (Level 10), Director of the Children Women and Family Protection and Anti-Human Trafficking Center, Royal Thai Police

Pol. Capt. Dr. Monthida Veeraphan, Immigration Bureau, Royal Thai Police

Paisith Sungkahapong, Chief, Anti-HumanTrafficking Centre, Department of Special Investigation

Chatchom Akapin, Executive Director, InternationalDivision, International Affairs


Panel 3: Towards a National Strategy on Migration in Thailand


Narong Jaiharn, Lecturer, Faculty of Law,Thammasat University

Gothom Arya, Director, Research Center for Peace Building, Mahidol University

Veerawit Tianchainan, Director, Thai Committee for RefugeesDepartment, Office of the Attorney General