Elections for the ILC will take place in November this year.
“Dr Vilawan Mangklatanakul, director-general at the Department of Treaties and Legal Affairs, is our most suitable candidate who has both readiness and strong interest in international laws,” said ministry spokesman Tanee Saengrat on the ministry’s official Facebook page.
“If elected, she aims to push the legal aspects relating to rising sea level and public healthcare, which are among the top concerns of Thai and global citizens.”
Tanee added that having a Thai representative in the ILC will benefit the country in many aspects, such as demonstrating the potential of Thai people on an international stage, representing Thailand’s views and experiences in drafting international laws, as well as helping us understand the international relationship of member countries at a deeper level.
Vilawan is not only the first female candidate from Thailand to run for the ILC, she is also the first female candidate from Asean.
Published : February 27, 2021
By : THE NATION