Fellow Since 1991
Law Education for Community
Ashoka commemorates and celebrates the life and work of this deceased Ashoka Fellow.
This profile was prepared when Thongbai Thongpao was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1991.
Thongbai Thongpao, Thailand's first human rights lawyer, is bringing a better understanding of the law to Thailand's people. In addition to serving as their protector (especially for school age youths and rural villagers), he is also seeking law reform to ensure children's rights, freedom of the press, and freedom from political persecution.
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