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Tae-ung Baik

Professor
School of law
University of Hawaii
United States of America

Biography

Dr. Tae-Ung Baik joined the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii in 2011 after teaching at the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia (UBC) for seven years since 2003 as assistant professor and Director of the Korean Legal Studies program. He teaches international human rights, international criminal law, comparative law, and Korean law. 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. 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.

Research Interest

international human rights, international criminal law, comparative law, and Korean law.

Publications

  • North Korean Human Rights and its Legal Systems (Bukhaninqwongua Beobjedo), in North Korean Human Rights Issues Brief (Bukhaninkwon Issue Brief) (2016).

  • Human Rights Cooperation in East Asia, in Global Society and Human Rights Problems 16 (Akasi Book, 2014; revised 2nd ed., 2016).

  • Book Review: The Massacres at Mt. Halla: Sixty Years of Truth Seeking in South Korea, 75 Journal of Asian Studies 853 (2016).

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