Srirak Plipat is the World Justice Project’s Asia Pacific Regional Director where he develops and leads WJP’s activities to advance the rule of law in the region through building strategic partnerships, disseminating knowledge, and facilitating platforms for action. Dr. Plipat has more than 20 years’ experience in international law and policy on governance, justice, and human rights. Recently, Dr. Plipat was Executive Director of Freemuse where he led research and advocacy in over 20 countries for reform of policy and laws used to restrict fundamental rights in ways that are inconsistent with international human rights standards.
Dr. Plipat previously served as Transparency International’s Director for Asia Pacific where he managed TI’s strategy, research, and advocacy focusing on strengthening anti-corruption legal frameworks, rule of law, and accountable governance. He led the development of a research tool to measure the performances and independence of anti-corruption agencies and found TI programs in Afghanistan, Bhutan, East Timor, and Myanmar. At Amnesty International, Dr. Plipat was Director of AI’s movement building, mobilization strategy, people engagement, and human rights education. He managed AI operations and regional projects in over 15 countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe. As Director of AI Thailand, he co-led the national campaign for the ratification of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
Earlier in his career, Dr. Plipat was a consultant for the World Bank Institute in Washington DC, advising on participatory governance and strategic partnership with civil society. He holds a PhD in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh, PA, and a M.Sc and B.A. from Thamassat University in Thailand.