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Atipa Junwerasatien


PhD Student


Thesis title

Free Movement of Persons and the Access to Labour Market: Lessons from the European Economic Community for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Economic Community


Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas and Professor Elspeth Guild


The research examines the feasibility of regional integration on labour migration within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Economic Community (‘AEC’), taking into account the experiences of the European Economic Community (‘EEC’). It explores labour migration in European and ASEAN context, through the lens of new regionalism theory. It analyses the EEC free movement of persons framework during the transitional periods, especially the way to abolish socio-political obstacles to labour migration. Then, it explores the situations in the AEC from the perspective of equally diverse states as those in the EEC at its commencement.


  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (First Class Honours) Thammasat University, Thailand (2016)
  • Attorney-at-Law, Lawyers Council of Thailand (2016)
  • Barrister-at-Law, Institute of Legal Education, Thai Bar Association (2017)
  • Master of Laws (LLM) in Human Rights Law (Merit), University College London (2018)
  • Scholarship from Anandamahidol Foundation under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand to pursue the studies in Master of Law (LLM) programme and Research in Law (PhD) programme


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