Curriculum Vitae

CHACRIT SITDHIWEJ

Law Lecturer at Thammasat University Faculty of Law

schacrit@tu.ac.th

Developing Environmental Law Champion

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Expertise and Research Interests

  • climate change law and policy
  • emissions trading schemes
  • ecologically sustainable development law and policy
  • ecotourism law and policy
  • cultural heritage law and policy
  • natural heritage law and policy
  • energy law and policy
  • environmental law and policy
  • administrative law
  • public administration
  • research methodology in law
  • environmental law teaching
  • law drafting

Work History

2003-present: Lecturer

Thammasat University Faculty of Law

  • energy law and policy (postgraduate level)
  • environmental law and policy (undergraduate and postgraduate levels)
  • comparative environmental law (postgraduate level)
  • environmental assessment law (postgraduate level)
  • natural resources law (undergraduate and postgraduate levels)
  • agricultural law (postgraduate level)
  • pollution control law (undergraduate and postgraduate levels)
  • English for lawyers (undergraduate level)
  • research methodology in law (postgraduate level)
  • law of contracts (undergraduate level)
  • law of wrongful acts (undergraduate level)
  • law of management of affairs without mandate (undergraduate level)
  • law of undue enrichment (undergraduate level)
  • law for engineers (undergraduate level)

2012-2014: Lecturer (casual)

Dhurakij Pundit University Pridi Bhanomyong Faculty of Laws

natural resources and environmental law (undergraduate level)

2010: Lecturer (casual)

University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce School of Law

environmental law (undergraduate level)

2008-2015: Law Counsellor

PTT Plc (formerly Petroleum Authority of Thailand)

2008-2009: Law Counsellor

PTT Exploration and Production Public Company

2009: Editor-in-Chief

Thammasat University Faculty of Law

Thammasat Law Journal

2004-2007: Lecturer and Course Coordinator (casual)

The University of Adelaide Law School

  • minerals and energy law (undergraduate level)
  • energy law (postgraduate level)

1998-2004: Law Counsellor

PTT Plc (formerly Petroleum Authority of Thailand)

1998-2003: Legal Official and Juridical Lawyer

Office of the Council of State of Thailand

2000-2003: Lecturer (casual)

Assumption University School of Law

  • environmental law (undergraduate level)
  • research methodology in law (postgraduate level)

Recent Public Lectures, Presentations and Conference Proceedings

  • ‘Laws on Tourism in Archaeological Sites‘ public lecture, Mae Fah Luang University School of Law, Chiangrai, 21 April 2017.
  • ‘Laws and Ecotourism‘ public lecture, Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Science Department of Biology, Bangkok, 9 March 2017.
  • ‘Thai Laws relating to Biological Diversity: Recent Developments towards the Nagoya Protocol‘ presented at the 2016 ILS International Symposium: Biodiversity Conservation and the Nagoya Protocol, Seoul, 14 December 2016.
  • ‘Lessons Learnt from Implementing Laws in Managing Selected Environmental Issues‘ public lecture, Chulalongkorn University Graduate School, Bangkok, 26 October 2016. `
  • ‘Role of Local Governments in Promoting sustainable Tourism in Thailand‘ public lecture, Mae Fah Luang University School of Law, Chiangrai, 25 October 2016.
  • ‘Laws regarding Tourism in Conservation Areas‘ public lecture, Mae Fah Luang University School of Law, Chiangrai, 29 March 2016.
  • ‘Legal Measures controlling Eco-Tourism‘ public lecture, Mae Fah Luang University School of Law, Chiangrai, 8 December 2015.
  • ‘Laws on Emissions Trading Schemes‘ presented at the Expert Seminar on the Laws on Emissions Trading Schemes, Bangkok, 6 July 2015.
  • ‘Development of the Thai Tourism and Tour Guide Law‘ public lecture, Mae Fah Luang University School of Law, Chiangrai, 27 February 2015.
  • ‘Likely Issues and Impacts arising from Implementing Laws on Nuclear Power Plants‘ public lecture, Ubonratchathani and Suratthani, 28 January and 28 February 2011.
  • ‘Importance of Energy and International Laws on Nuclear Power Plants‘ public lecture, Petchburi, Songkhla, Phitsanulok, Chantaburi and Khonkaen, 15 December 2010-23 February 2011.
  • ‘Laws in Thailand Promoting Renewable Energy: the Recent Developments’ paper presented at the TC Beirne School of Law Postgraduate Law Research Colloquium, Brisbane, 2-4 December 2005.
  • ‘Legal Framework Promoting Renewable Energy for Sustainable Electricity Generation in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region’ paper presented at the New Researchers, New Research: a Conference for Early Career Researchers in Law, Adelaide, 30 September-1 October 2004.
  • ‘Strengthening Thai Senate Environment Committee’s Citizen Complaint Response Capacity’ presented at the Thai Senate Environment Committee’s Strategies for Preventing and Resolving Environmental Disputes Conference, Bangkok, 30 July 2003.
  • ‘Trend of [the Thai] Legal System after Energy Free Trade [in Thailand]’ paper presented at the 1st National Congress of Law Symposium, Bangkok, 14-15 September 2000.

Recent Research Fellowship

  • 2016: Chulalongkorn University Centre of Excellence on Hazardous Substance Management/Department of Industrial Works, Thailand, “Law Reform on Factory Air Pollution Emissions“
  • 2014-2015: Thammasat University Faculty of Law Research and Consultancy Centre/Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organisation), Thailand, “Laws on Emissions Trading Schemes“
  • 2010-2011: Thammasat University Research and Consultancy Institute/Office of Natural Resources and Environment Policy and Planning, Thailand, “Development of Environmental Impact Assessment under the Enhancement and Conservation of the National Environmental Quality Act, BE 2535“
  • 2010-2011: Thammasat University Research and Consultancy Institute/PTT Plc, Thailand, “Laws relating to City Gas Operation in the Bangkok Metropolitan and its Suburbs“
  • 2009-2010: Thammasat University Research and Consultancy Institute/Department of Pollution Control, Thailand, “Development of Factory and Hazardous Substance Control System“
  • 2003-2004: Thammasat University Research and Consultancy Institute/Department of Tourism Development, Thailand, “Analysis of Works, Powers and Duties of the Department of Tourism Development, Ministry of Tourism and Sports“
  • 2003-2004: Thammasat University Research and Consultancy Institute/Department of Water Resources, Thailand, “Revision of Laws Concerning Water Resources and Draft Water Resources Law,” (This project won a 2005 Award of Excellence from the National Research Council of Thailand).
  • 2003: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/United States-Asia Environmental Partnership Program (US-AEP)/The Asia Foundation/Thai Senate Environment Committee/Environmental Law Centre-Thailand, Thailand, “Strengthening Thai Senate Environment Committee’s Citizen Complaint Response Capacity”
  • 2002-2004: Research Institute of Chulalongkorn University/Office of Environmental Policy and Planning/Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning, Thailand, “Reform of the Enhancement and Conservation of National Environmental Quality Act, BE 2535 (1992) and Regulations Concerning Environmental Impact Assessment”
  • 2001-2002: Danish Cooperation for Environment and Development-DANCED/Danish International Development Assistance-Danida, Thailand, “Legal and Regulatory Background for Cost Recovery System and Effluent Standards for the Samut Prakarn Cost Recovery Project in Wastewater Management”

Recent Membership and Committee Works

  • August 2016-March 2017: Advisor, Ad Hoc Committee on the Petroleum Bill (No ..) BE …. at the National Assembly of Thailand.
  • 2014-present: Member, Greenhouse Gas Management Law Development Working Group at the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organisation (Public Organisation)
  • 2006-present: Member, Commission on Environmental Law at the World Conservation Union (IUCN)
  • 2005-present: Member, Energy Research Cluster at The University of Adelaide, South Australia
  • 2003-present: Member, Climate and Energy Specialist Group at the Commission on Environmental Law at the World Conservation Union (IUCN)
  • 2000:Member and Rapporteur, Working Group on Industry and Energy Laws at the National Research Council Legal Branch, Thailand
  • 1989-1999: Member, Petition Committee for the Bangkok Metropolitan and Provincial Administration Areas under the Building Control Act, BE 2522 at the Ministry of Interior, Thailand
  • 1998: Member, Wastewater Management Organisation Sub-Committee for Drafting the Wastewater Management Authority Bill at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Thailand
  • 1998: Member, National Environment Board Sub-Committee on Environmental Law Implementation and Enforcement at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Thailand

Recent Legal Consulting Works

  • 2003-2004:Legal Expert, Waste Management Strategy for Municipal and Hazardous Waste in Thailand Project, UEET Technology (Thailand) Ltd, Thailand
    2003-2004:Legal Advisor, Department of Tourism Development, Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Thailand
  • 2001-2002:Local Legal and Regulatory Specialist, Samut Prakarn Cost Recovery Project, Danish Cooperation for Environment and Development-DANCED/Danish International Development Assistance-Danida/NIRAS A|S, Denmark/Pollution Control Department/Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Thailand

Recent Publications

  • ‘Renewable Energy Law and Policy in Thailand,’ Renewable Energy Law and Policy Review, 2016, Vol 7, Issue 2, pp184-189.
  • ‘Mitigation Measures of Marine Oil Spills within the Jurisdiction of the Kingdom of Thailand,’ Rabhi 53, 2010, pp107-121 (in Thai).
  • Laws in Thailand Promoting Renewable Energy,’ Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law, 2005, Vol 23, No 2, pp205-222.
  • ‘News Repositories’ in Executive Public Administration Foundation (ed): Public Participation Manual, Bangkok: Chula Book Centre, 2003, pp3-33—3-41 (in Thai).
  • ‘Interactive Website’ in Executive Public Administration Foundation (ed): Public Participation Manual, Bangkok: Chula Book Centre, 2003, pp4-21—4-27 (in Thai).

Scholarships

2004-2008: Adelaide Scholarship International

granted for pursuing the Master of Environmental Law degree at The University of Adelaide Law School

1995-1997: Australian Development Cooperation Scholarship

granted for pursuing the PhD in Energy Law degree at The University of Adelaide

Awards

2006: Award of Honourable Researcher

Thammasat University

2003-2004: Thammasat University Research and Consultancy Institute/Department of Water Resources, Thailand, “Revision of Laws Concerning Water Resources and Draft Water Resources Law”

2005: Award of Excellence

National Research Council of Thailand

2003-2004: Thammasat University Research and Consultancy Institute/Department of Water Resources, Thailand, “Revision of Laws Concerning Water Resources and Draft Water Resources Law”

Education

2004-2010: PhD Candidate

The University of Adelaide Law School

Dissertation on Legal Framework Promoting Renewable Energy for Sustainable Electricity Generation in Australia and the Asia Pacific

1995-1997: Master of Environmental Law

The University of Adelaide Law School

Dissertation on Implementation of Environmental Impact Assessment Requirements in Thailand: Possible Lessons from Australian Experience

1983-1987: Bachelor of Laws

Ramkhamhaeng University Faculty of Law

Certification

2017: Certificate of Preliminary e-Learning Professional

Thammasat University

2015: Certificate of Train-the-Trainers Program

Asian Development Bank and IUCN Academy of Environmental Law

2000: Certificate of Management and Organisational Change in Thailand

The Australian National University

1998: Certificate of Juridical Lawyer

Office of the Council of State of Thailand

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