About Sirikan "June" Charoensiri
June studied law at Thammasat University, Bangkok (LL.B., 2009) and at the University of Essex, UK (LL.M., 2013). She is licensed l to practice law in Thailand. She started her human rights work for Thailand with the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative and others involved in access to justice, the rule of law, and cases of enforced disappearance and torture.
Due to her representation in court of activists of the New Democracy Movement and refusing warrantless searches in 2015, June received threats by high-ranking police officers and currently faces several sets of criminal charges.
June received the Lawyers for Lawyers Award in 2017. In March, 2018, she was one of ten women to receive the International Women of Courage Award from the U.S. State Department. In addition, in December, 2018, the Foreign Ministers of Germany and France awarded the 2018 Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law to June in recognition of her commitment to human rights and the rule of law.
In September, 2023, June represented TLHR to receive the Albie Justice for Democracy Defenders award from the Clooney Foundation for Justice.