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Baek, Buhm-Suk

Contact Information

• Office: Room 409, International Studies Building
• Phone: 031-201-2315
• E-mail: bsbaek@khu.ac.kr
• Curriculum Vitae: Download

Areas of Expertise

Research Interests
• Public International Law
• International Human Rights Law
• International Law and International Relations
• Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL)
• Law and Social Change
• Law and Development

Courses Taught
• Understanding International Law
• Law and Global Governance
• International Law and Politics of Human Rights
• Human Rights in Asia


• J.S.D. in International Human Rights Law, Cornell Law School, 2011
• LL.M. in Public International Law, Cornell Law School, 2007
• M.A. in International Relations, GSIS, Yonsei University, 2006
• LL.B. in Law, College of Law, Seoul National University, 1998

Professional Experience

• Jan. 2017- present: International Director, Korean Society of International Law
• Apr. 2015-present: Advisory Member, International Human Rights Committee, National Human Rights Commssion of Korea
• Mar.2015 – present: Auditor, Korea Human Rights Foundation
•Sep. 2013 – present: Assistant Professor, Kyung Hee University
• Sep. 2015- Aug. 2017: Advisory Member, International Human Rights Committee, Korean Bar Association
• Sep. 2012 – Aug. 2013: Research Fellow, ASAN Institute for Policy Studies
• Sep. 2011 – Jun. 2012: Visiting Fellow, Georgetown University Law Center
• – Aug. 2009: Research Fellow and Advisor of Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission of Korea
• Sep. 2004 – Apr. 2005: Administrative Manager, Advocates Korea

• Fall Semester 2014: Lecturer on International Human Rights Law, Law School, Seoul National University
• Spring Semester 2013, Fall Semester 2015: Lecturer on Public International Law, College of Law, Seoul National University

Selected Publications

◾¡®Pursuing Criminal Responsibility for Human Rights Atrocities in DPRK,¡¯ 62 Korean Journal of International Law, vol.1, 63-95 (2017)
◾¡®South Korea¡¯s Human Rights and Counter-Terrorist Fantasies,¡¯ co-authored with Ioannis Tellidis, International Public Policy Review (Mar. 2017)
◾¡®Investigating Accountability and Criminal Indictment on North Korean Human Rights Violations,¡¯ Korea Institute for National Unification, with Kyu-Chang Lee et al., (Feb. 2017)
◾¡®The Hague Abduction Convention and its implications for multicultural families in Korea,¡¯ 26 Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, vol.3, 320-341 (2016)
◾¡®Korean Judicial Decisions: Major Decisions in 2014, 2015, and 2016,¡¯ 4 Korean Journal of International and Comparative Law1 133-140 & No.2 209-214 (2016)
◾¡®Development of Regional Human Rights Mechanisms in Asia¡¯ in Policy Studies on International Law in Korea 2016 (Korea National Diplomatic Academy ed., 2016)
◾¡®Evolvement of International Human Rights Instruments under the U.N.,¡¯ 43 Korea International Law Review, vol.1, 1-26 (2016).
◾¡®Transitional Justice in Unified Korea,¡¯ Palgrave Macmillan, with Ruti Teitel eds. (Oct. 2015)
◾¡®Something to Consider: For Transitional Justice in Unified Korea,¡¯ 60 Korean Journal of International Law, vol.2, 99-130 (2015).
◾¡®Conditionality in Humanitarian Aid Relations,¡¯ Asian Journal of International Studies, Vol.19 (2014)
◾¡®Human Rights Approach to North Korea Human Rights,¡¯ Seoul International Law Journal, Vol.21 No.1 (2014).
◾¡®A Review of the Commission of Inquiry on DPRK¡¯ in UN Human Rights Mechanisms and North Korea (Korean Institute for National Unification ed., 2013).
◾¡®International Human Rights Law Perspective on the U.S. Supreme Court¡¯s Decision in Kiobel,¡¯ Korean Journal of International Law, Vol.58 No.3 (2013).
◾¡®Role of U.N. Commission of Inquiry (CoI) DPRK,¡¯ ASAN Issue Briefs 50 (2013).
◾¡®Policy Recommendations on Human Rights for the New Administration,¡¯ ASAN Issue Briefs 48 (2013).
◾¡®NHRIs, RHRIs, and Human Rights NGOs,¡¯ 24 Florida Journal of International Law 235-270 (2012).
◾¡®The Medium Foreseeing the Future,¡¯ 8 Socio-Legal Review, vol.1, 36-112 (2012).
◾¡®Mere Ritual or Gradual Change,¡¯ 5 Northwestern Interdisciplinary Law Review 145-190 (Spring, 2012).
◾¡®Do We Need Regional Human Rights Institutions in the Asia-Pacific Region?¡¯ 56 Korean Journal of International Law, vol.2, 47-87 (2011).
◾¡®The Role of National Human Rights Institutions: The Experience of Korea,¡¯ Cornell Law School J.S.D./Doctoral Student Papers, Paper 4, (Berkeley Electronic Press, 2010). (http://scholarship.law.cornell.edu/dsp_papers/4).
◾¡®Economic Sanctions against Human Rights Violations,¡¯ Cornell Law School Inter-University Graduate Student Conference Papers, Paper 11, (Berkeley Electronic Press, 2008). (http://lsr.nellco.org/cornell/lps/clacp/11).
◾¡®Myanmarese Refugees in Thailand: The Need for Effective Protection,¡¯ Cornell Law School J.S.D./Doctoral Student Papers, Paper 1, (Berkeley Electronic Press, 2008). (http://lsr.nellco.org/cornell/dsp/papers/1/), reprinted in 2 Yonsei Public Governance and Law, vol.1, 161-186 (2011).
◾¡®The Definition and Jurisdiction of the Crime of Aggression and the International Criminal Court,¡¯ Cornell Law School Graduate Student Papers, Paper 19, (Berkeley Electronic Press, 2006). (http://lsr.nellco.org/cornell/lps/papers/19).
◾¡®Response paper: The Tokyo Women¡¯s Tribunal and the Turn to Fiction by Prof. Karen Knop,¡¯ Cornell Law School, Clarke Colloquium Series, (October 2009).
◾¡®New Institutions for Human Rights Protection in Iraq? National Human Rights Institutions and International Cooperation,¡¯ Cornell Advocates For Human Rights Newsletter, (Spring 2010).
◾¡®Korean Residents in Japan and Dual Nationality,¡¯ Cornell Advocates For Human Rights Newsletter, (Fall 2008).
◾¡®Impunity to Human Rights Abuser? The Case of North Korea¡¯s Abductions of Japanese Citizens,¡¯ Cornell Advocates For Human Rights Newsletter, (Spring 2008).