Thursday, August 2nd, 2018
Prince Waikiki Hotel
Dr. Tae-Ung Baik
International Human Rights Law and Enforced Disappearances:
Focus on Asia, Korea and the UN Human Rights Council Working Group
- 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
- Lunch and Lecture:
- 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM
Dr. Tae-Ung Baik was born in South Korea and graduated from Seoul National University College of Law. He earned his master (LL.M.) and doctoral (JSD) degrees on international human rights law from Notre Dame Law School in the U.S. He was admitted to the Bar as an attorney-at-law in the State of New York, and worked for Human Rights Watch in New York as a research intern and later as a research consultant with a focus on human rights problems in both North and South Koreas. In 2003, he served the South Korean Delegation to the 56th United Nations Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights as a legal adviser. Since 2015, he is serving as a member of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) being appointed by the UN Human Rights Council as an independent expert representing the Asia-Pacific States.
Dr. Baik joined the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai‘i in 2011 and teaches international human rights, international criminal law, comparative law, and Korean law. He had conducted research on human rights issues as a visiting scholar at the East Asian Legal Studies program at Harvard Law School from 2002-2003, and he is currently on sabbatical being invited to be a visiting scholar by Seoul National University Law Research Institute for 2017-18. Professor Baik was engaged in the democracy movement against the military dictatorship in the 1980-90s in South Korea. His book, Emerging Regional Human Rights Systems in Asia, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2012. The translated and updated version of this book was published in Korea by Changbi Publishers Inc. entitled, Seeking the Human Rights Community in Asia in 2017.