The National Symposium on Restorative Justice



Presentations available here:


Opening Remarks by Prof. Dr. Surasak Likasitwatanakul,  Chairperson of the Board, Thailand Institute of Justice
Keynote Remarks by Prof. Dr. Kittipong KittayarakExecutive Director, Thailand Institute of Justice and  Valérie Lebaux Chief, Justice Section, Division for Operations, UNODC



Session 1 - Restorative Justice: Understanding the Approach​
Wanchai Roujanavong, Senior Public Prosecutor and Thailand’s Representative to the ACWC for Children’s Rights

Dr. Yvon Dandurand, Consultant for the Handbook on Restorative Justice Programmes; Senior Associate, International Center for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy (ICCLR)

Valerie Lebaux, Chief, Justice Section, Division for Operations, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Dr. Brian Steels, Director, Institute for Restorative Justice and Penal Reform, Patron of the Asia Pacific Forum for Restorative Justice



Session 2 - From Principles to Practice: Implementing Restorative Justice Programmes

Mr. Sittisak Wanachagit, Chief Justice of the Central Juvenile and Family Court

Dr. Eduardo Vetere, Vice President and Secretary - General, International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA)

Mr. Howard Varney , Independent Cousultant, Human Rights Lawyer and Transitional Justice Expert

Dr. Sandro Calvani, Senior Advisor on Strategic Planning, Mae Fah Luang Foundation (under Royal Patronage)



Session 3 - Sharing Good Practices on Restorative Justice: Opportunities and Challenges

Dr. Matti Joutsen, Special Advisor, Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ)

Dr. Jutharat Ua-Amnoey, Lecturerthe Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University

Dr. Daniela Bolivar, Assistant Professor, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (UC)

Jee Aei Lee, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, Justice Section, Division for Operations,United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)