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Paik, Jin-Hyun

Paik, Jin-Hyun / 白珍鉉

Professor of International Law



  • Profile

  • Jin-Hyun Paik is Professor of International Law at Seoul National University in Korea and was Dean of its Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS). He has also been Judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) since 2009. He is currently member of the Special Chamber of the Tribunal in the Dispute concerning Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary between Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire in the Atlantic Ocean. He also serves as arbitrator in the "Enrica Lexie" Incident (Italy v. India) arbitration at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA).

    He has specialized in international law and organization, law of the sea, and international dispute settlement. Professor Paik was a doctoral fellow at the Hague Academy of International Law, Netherlands; visiting fellow at the Rand Corporation, Santa Monica and Hoover Institution, Stanford, USA; visiting professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), USA; and guest scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany. He has taught in various places around the world, including Rhodes Academy of Ocean Law and Policy (Greece), IFLOS (International Foundation for the Law of the Sea) Academy (Germany), and Summer Academy on Continental Shelf (Faroe Islands, Denmark) and the International Maritime Law Institute (Malta). He is also lecturer for the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law. Professor Paik has been active in promoting and disseminating international law, in particular to audiences in developing countries.

    In 2015, Judge Paik was elected to the Institut de Droit International. He is also currently President of the Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL). He received his LL.B. from Seoul National University, LL.M. from Columbia Law School, and Ph.D. in law from Cambridge University. He has written and edited over 100 articles and several books on international law and politics, law of the sea and Korea’s foreign and security policies, the latest of which includes Regions, Institutions and the Law of the Sea (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2013).
  • Expertise

    • International Law
    • Law of the Sea
    • International Organization
    • International Conflict Management
    • East Asian Regional Order and the Inter-Korean Relations
  • Courses

    • International Law
    • International Dispute Settlement


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