Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2006
Environmental Litigation and Advocacy for the Wants
This description of Surachai Trongngam's work was prepared when Surachai Trongngam was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2006.
Surachai Trongngam is reinforcing existing legal environmental laws and standards in order to protect the rights, livelihoods and health of local communities affected by pollution. By using precedent-setting cases and empowering victims to restructure the environmental legal framework, Surachai Trongngam is opening a new field for public law in Thailand.
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