International law expert Seree Nonthasoot has been selected to serve as the new Thai representative on the Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR).
The Foreign Ministry's selection committee, chaired by permanent secretary Sihasak Phuangketkeow, agreed on Mr Seri's nomination on Thursday. He will serve as the AICHR member from Thailand for the 2013-2015 term. He was chosen for his solid background in human rights law, diplomatic sources said.
Boonthan Weerawongse, a veteran human rights defender, was second choice. The selection committee, which includes representatives from civil society, previously screened out two other candidates.
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