Vitit Muntarbhorn

Vitit Muntarbhorn is a Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of  Law, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.  He is a graduate of  Oxford University (M.A.,B.C.L. (Oxon.)) and Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Licence Speciale en Droit Europeen (Brux.)).  He is also a Barrister at Law (the Middle Temple, London).  He has helped the UN in a variety of  positions, including as : member of  UN Secretary General’s Civil Society Advisory Board on Prevention of  Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse; member of  Committee of  Experts on the Application of  Conventions and Recommendations, ILO; independent expert on UNESCO Advisory Board for Global Education Monitoring, representing the Asia-Pacific Region; member of  Advisory Board, UN Human Security Fund; member of  Advisory Board, UN Voluntary Fund for Technical Cooperation on Human Rights. On human rights issues, he has held a number of  UN posts, in particular the following: UN Special Rapporteur on the Sale of  Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography; UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; UN Independent Expert on Protection against Violence and Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.  He was the Chairperson of  the UN appointed Commission of Inquiry on the Ivory Coast (2011) and a member of  the UN appointed  Commission of  Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic.  In 2021 he was appointed by the UN Human Rights Council as UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of  human rights in Cambodia.