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Department of Treaties and Legal Affairs

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Dr. Vilawan Mangklatanakul, elected member of the International Law Commission

On 12 November 2021 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the United Nations General Assembly comprising 193 Member States, elected during its 76th session Dr. Vilawan Mangklatanakul, Director-General of the Department of Treaties and Legal Affairs, to serve as one of the 34 members of the International Law Commission for the term 2023-2027. Dr. Vilawan is Thailand’s first and the only woman candidate from the Asia-Pacific Group, and the first woman international lawyer from ASEAN to be elected to such position. For more information, see the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Press Release on the election and the election results on the ILC's official website.

Thank you message from Dr. Vilawan Mangklatanakul, elected member of International Law Commission (ILC) for the term 2023-2027

Campaign Video 

Dr. Vilawan Mangklatanakul, Thailand's first and the only woman candidate from the Asia-Pacific Group to the International Law Commission (ILC) for the term 2023-2027


Radio Interview in MFA Update : International Law and Global Concerns : Sea Level Rise

Date/Time: Friday 29 October 2021, 08.05 - 08.20 hrs.

Live Broadcast: Radio Thailand FM 88 MHz

Record of the Event

The Need for an International Pandemic Treaty?

Date: 14 October 2021 

Organized by: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand

Opening Session: Remarks by H.E. Mr. Thani Thongphakdi, Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Thailand and H.E. Mr. Jagan Chapagain, Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Panelists
Mr. Steven Solomon, Legal Advisor, World Health Organization (WHO) 
Dr. Viviana Muñoz-Tellez, Coordinator, Health, Intellectual Property and Biodiversity Programme (HIPB), South Centre 
Mr. Frank Mohrhauer, Director, National Society, Policy and Knowledge Development, IFRC 
Dr. Vilawan Mangklatanakul, Director-General of the Department of Treaties and Legal Affairs of Thailand and Thailand’s first and the only woman candidate from the Asia-Pacific Group to the International Law Commission (ILC) 2023-2027 

Moderator: Professor Gian Luca Burci, Adjunct Professor at the Graduate Institute, Geneva and former WHO Legal Advisor

Record of the Event:


2021 OSCE ASIAN CONFERENCE on Common Responses to Emerging Challenges in Advancing Comprehensive Security 

Date: 20 and 21 September 2021

Co-organizer: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of Albania, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

For more information, visit: https://www.osce.org/partners-for-cooperation/asian/497008


Interactive Dialogue with Dr. Vilawan Mangklatanakul, Thailand's Candidate for the International Law Commission (ILC) 2023 - 2027
Date / Time: 2 June 2021, 9 am - 10 am (EST) (20.00-21.00 hrs Bangkok Time) 

Opening Remarks by H.E. Mr. Vitavas Srivihok, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Thailand to the UN

Moderated by H.E. Mr. Norachit Sinhaseni, Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, Councillor of State and former Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Thailand

Summary of the Event: here



Roll Out of ASEAN Gender Outlook
Date / Time: Tuesday 25 May 2021 14.00-16.00 (Bangkok time)

Event Reporthere

Record of the Event: https://www.facebook.com/ThaiMFA/videos/952392682244887/?vh=e&d=n



Public Webinar "Women in Law: Asian Perspectives"

Date / Time: Friday 30 April 2021 15.00-17.00 (Bangkok time)

Summary of the Event: here

Record of the Event: Watch the VDO here

Description: The Faculty of Law, Thammasat University in partnership with the Centre for Asian Legal Studies, National University of Singapore, will hold a public webinar on the topic of Women in Law: Asian Perspectives, on Friday 30 April 2021, 15.00-17.00 (Bangkok time). At this event, Professor Mindy Chen-Wishart, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Oxford University, Dr Vilawan Manglatanakul, Director-General of the Department of Treaties and Law at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, and Associate Professor Jaclyn Neo, Director of the Centre for Asian Legal Studies at the National University of Singapore will share their experiences and discuss the challenges facing women working in the field of law. In particular, the discussion will focus on Asian perspectives on the issues, drawing on the three highly distinguished speakers’ experiences in their different career paths. The webinar will be moderated by Thitirat Thipsamritkul, of the Faculty of Law, Thammasat University.



Interview with the NBT Foresight, 5 April 2021

 
Thailand's Leading International Legal Expert Shares Perspectives on the International Law Commission and International Investment Law.
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Articles and Presentations

Filling in legal gaps to promote women’s empowerment under international commitments: Thailand’s case studies
Dr. Vilawan Mangklatanakul
The International Law Commission (ILC) at 75 years old: Time to assert its unique status and freshen up
Dr. Vilawan Mangklatanakul
The Future of Investment Treaties: Government Perspective on Future Policies and Impact of Integrated Trade and Investment Negotiations vs Investment-Only Treaties
Dr. Vilawan Mangklatanakul
Presentation at the OECD 6th Annual Investment Treaty Conference: The Future of Investment Treaties - 24 March 2021
Presentation at the Inter-Agency Taskforce Meeting, OECD Investment Policy Review of Thailand, Bangkok, 6 February 2020
Presentation at Asiajuris Webinar Series on “COVID Legal Drive - FDI Opportunities to Asia Pacific after COVID-19”, 21 September 2020

สนธิสัญญาที่น่าสนใจ (ฉบับมีคำแปลภาษาไทย)

ASEAN Charter
Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Specialized Agencies
Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations
UN Charter
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)
Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (VCCR)
Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (VCDR)

สนธิสัญญาที่น่าสนใจ (ฉบับไม่มีคำแปลภาษาไทย)

Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization 1994
Agreement For the Implementation of Provisions of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (Fish Stocks) 1995
Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses 1997
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Internationally Protected Persons 1973
Convention Suppression Unlawful Acts Against Safety Civil Aviation 1971
International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism 2005
International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism 1999
International Convention on Economic Social and Cultural rights 1966
International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination 1965
State Immunity Act 1978
Statute of the International Court of Justice 1945
Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space 1967
UN Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities 2004
Vienna Convention on Succession of States in Respect of Treaties 1978
Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties 1969