International human rights expert speaks at Paul Chung Memorial Lecture

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Dolly M Omiya, (808) 956-5645
Public Info Officer, College of Business-External Relations Office
Posted: Jul 24, 2018

UH Law Professor Tae-Ung Baik
UH Law Professor Tae-Ung Baik

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Shidler College of Business will feature UH Law Professor Tae-Ung Baik at its annual Dr. N.H. Paul Chung Memorial Lecture and Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, August 2, at the Prince Waikīkī hotel. Baik will discuss international human rights and enforced disappearance issues in Asia.

Baik was involved in South Korea’s democracy movement against its military dictatorship in the 1980–-90s and was incarcerated twice. Amnesty International later designated him as a prisoner of conscience.

Born in South Korea, Baik graduated from Seoul National University College of Law and earned his master and doctoral degrees in international human rights law from Notre Dame Law School in Indiana.

He  worked for Human Rights Watch as a research consultant with a focus on human rights problems in both North and South Korea. He also served as a legal adviser on the South Korean delegation to the 56th United Nations Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, is a member of the U.N. Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances and was appointed a U.N. independent expert representing the Asia-Pacific region.

Baik joined the UH William S. Richardson School of Law in 2011 and teaches international human rights, international criminal law, comparative law and Korean law.

His book, Emerging Regional Human Rights Systems in Asia, was published in 2012, and the Korean version, Seeking the Human Rights Community in Asia, was printed in 2017.

Register for the event online at For more information, send an email to or call (808) 956-8041.

About the lecture

The Dr. N.H. Paul Chung Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Pacific Asian Management Institute (PAMI) at the Shidler College of Business, is held annually and features distinguished individuals discussing an important international topic of interest. This event is held in honor of Dr. N.H. Paul Chung, who founded PAMI in 1977 with the energetic vision of creating a “knowledge center” for international management. For more than 40 years, PAMI has brought people together from countries around the world to study and exchange ideas on international business and related issues.