Baek, Buhm-Suk

Contact Information
• Office: Room 409, International Studies Building
• Phone: 031-201-2315
• E-mail:
• 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
• Sep. 2013 – present: Assistant Professor, Kyung-Hee University
• Sep. 2012 – Aug. 2013: Research Fellow, ASAN Institute for Policy Studies
• Sep. 2011 – Jun. 2012: Visiting Fellow, Georgetown University Law Center
• 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

• “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,” The Korean Journal of International Law, Vol.58 No.3 (2013).

• “Policy Recommendations on Human Rights for the New Administration,” ASAN Issue Briefs No.48 (2013).

• “NHRIs, RHRIs, and Human Rights NGOs,” Florida Journal of International Law, Vol.25 (2012).

• “The Medium Foreseeing the Future,” Socio-Legal Review, Vol.8, No.1 (2012).

• “Mere Ritual or Gradual Change,” Northwestern Interdisciplinary Law Review, Vol.5 (2012).

• “Do We Need Regional Human Rights Institutions in the Asia-Pacific Region?” The Korean Journal of International Law, Vol.56, No.2 (2011).

• “The Role of National Human Rights Institutions: The Experience of Korea,” Cornell Law School J.S.D. Papers, Paper 4, (Berkeley Electronic Press, 2010).

• “Economic Sanctions against Human Rights Violations,” Cornell Law School Inter-University Graduate Conference Papers, Paper 11, (Berkeley Electronic Press, 2008).

• “Myanmarese Refugees in Thailand: The Need for Effective Protection,” Cornell Law School J.S.D. Papers, Paper 1, (Berkeley Electronic Press, 2008). reprinted in 2 Yonsei Public Governance and Law, vol.1 (2011).

• “The Definition and Jurisdiction of the Crime of Aggression and the International Criminal Court,” Cornell Law School Graduate Papers, Paper 19, (Berkeley Electronic Press, 2006).