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MOU signing with Thailand Institute of Justice

CrimBrief The Official Blog of the AIC

7 May 2014

Ambassador Adisak Panupong, the Executive Director of the Thailand Institute of Justice TIJ and AIC Director Dr Adam Tomison strengthened the relationship between the two national institutes this week with a signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.

The visit of Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of the Kingdom of Thailand to the AIC in 2012 launched this constructive relationship between the AIC and TIJ.

Dr Tomison noted that this latest visit was the “culmination of two years of discussions with the Thailand Institute of Justice towards the development an effective partnership between the agencies.”

Ambassador Adisak was joined on his visit by the Director of the Office of External Relations and Policy Coordination, Mr Vongthep Arthakaivalvatee, and policy advisor, Ms Elena Lopardi. The TIJ delegation also met with AIC staff to discuss issues around trafficking, child justice and crime prevention and program evaluation.

The TIJ was established by royal decree in 2011 and is currently developing its research capacity, and information systems, as part of its brief to strengthen criminological research and crime and justice research activities. 

The MOU, among other matters, lays out a pathway towards research collaboration between the two institutes, and possible future staff secondments.

AIC Director Dr Adam Tomison and Executive Director of the TIJ, Ambassador Adisak Panupong, sign the MOU in Canberra.

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