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Thai Princess campaigns for rule of law

October 14, 2013

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A Thai princess who became a criminal prosecutor and launched a campaign to help incarcerated women is now embarking on a global campaign to promote the rule of law and make “equal justice” a U.N. goal.

At the age of 34, Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol is Thailand’s ambassador to Austria and to the U.N. agencies in Vienna, including the Office on Drugs and Crime.

The eldest grandchild of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the eldest child of Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, she is also the driving force behind “The Bangkok Dialogue on the Rule of Law,” an international conference in the Thai capital on Nov. 15.

“Society cannot grow if there is instability and injustice,” Princess Bajrakitiyabha said in an interview Monday. “Without the rule of law ... it’s always chaos,”

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