Changrok Soh is Professor of Korea University Graduate School of International Studies and the Director of Human Rights Center. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of UN Human Rights Council (UN HRC) and is the President of Human Asia, which is a UN DPI accredited Human Rights NGO. He also serves as the President of Korea Academic Council on the United Nations System (KACUNS), a Vice President of Korean Association of Human Rights Studies and the Director of SSK (Social Science Korea) Human Rights Forum, an inter-university research group on human rights funded by the National Research Foundation of Korea. He has a special interest in the field of human rights and human security, especially in East Asia, where he has published many notable articles including “Business and Human Rights Case Study of Korean Companies Operating Overseas: Challenges and a New National Action Plan,” “Extending Corporate Liability of Human Rights Violations in Asia,” “Permanent War: Oppositional Memory Work and North Korean Human Rights,” and “Cosmopolitan Memories in East Asia: Revisiting and Reinventing the Second World War.” Professor Soh has integrated his academic research into human rights policy through his role in the advisory committee of UN HRC, where he provides expertise to the Council. In order to protect and promote human rights in the Asian region, he has led human rights advocacy campaigns and community development projects in many Asian countries such as Nepal and India. After graduating from the Department of International Relations at Seoul National University, he received his Ph.D. as well as MALD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in the US.
Ryan Saeryeon Song
Ryan Song is currently an associate professor of law at Kyung Hee University Graduate School of Legal Affairs/Law School. His main areas of interest are corporate social responsibility, business and human rights, as well as science and technology policy in the context of global governance. Also, he serves as a board member for Korean Human Rights Foundation, and makes a regular appearance in the media as a commentator and/or a host of current affairs programs. His previous professional endeavors include McKinsey & Company, a consultancy, Hong & Chang, a corporate law firm, and KAGRO, a business association. He holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School as well as M.P.P. from Harvard Kennedy School. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1990.
송세련교수는 현재 경희대학교 법무대학원/법전원 부교수로 재직중이며 법전원에서 영미법, 계약법, 글로벌거버넌스 등을 강의하고 있다. 연구분야는 기업과인권. 기업지배구조, 기업의 사회적책임 및 과학기술정책 등에 초점을 맞추고 있다. 주요 외부활동은 한국인권재단, 한국인권학회, 한국과학기술한림원 과학과 인권 인권위원회 전문위원 등이다. 대학에 몸담기 이전에는 경영컨설팅회사인 McKinsey & Co.에서 컨설턴트, 미국캘리포니아 주변호사(1990년~) 및 LA 폭동 이후 한미식품상협회 법률고문겸 사무국장으로 재직했다. 송교수는Boston College Law School 법학(J.D.), Harvard Kennedy School 정책학(M. P. P.) 및 Boston College 물리학 (B.S.)을 수학했다.
Sang Soo LEE is Professor in Sogang University School of Law, Seoul, Korea, delivering lectures of ‘BHR & Law’ in addition to legal ethics and sociology of law. He is also Director of Sogang Institute for Legal Studies and President of Korean Society for Sociology of Law. He graduated from Seoul National University and received a PhD degree thereof. He was a visiting professor in National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India (2003-2004) and Institut de Recherche Juridique de la Sorbonne, Paris, France (2015-2017). He published more than 10 articles on BHR, which include ones on UNGP, OECD Guidelines for MNE, supply chain issue, corporate HRs legal accountability, case studies etc, as well as several government research projects. He translated Just Business (John Ruggie, 2013) into Korean.
He closely collaborates with the Korean government and NGOs on BHR issues. He plays various advisory roles in Korea Human Rights Commission, Ministry of Justice and Supreme Court Sentencing Committee, mostly as a BHR specialist.
Research Professor Minwoo Kim of the Korea University Human Rights Center received his Ph.D. in International Relations from Korea University with a focus on business and human rights. Prior to joining the Human Rights Center, he dedicated himself to global education and evaluation for major multinational corporations as a senior researcher at the Center for Global Human Resource Development at Sookmyung Women’s University, and as a director at the Princeton Review Korea. Currently, he is serving for the Korean Association of Human Rights Studies as a director of the business and human rights department. He currently teaches human rights courses including ‘Business and Human Rights’, ‘Human Rights in Asia’, and ‘Introduction to Human Rights” at Korea University. His research interests are specialized primarily in human rights issues such as business and human rights. One of his latest publication is 『The Relationship between Corporate Human Rights Responsibility Disclosure and Performance』.
고려대학교 인권센터 김민우 연구교수는 고려대학교에서 기업과 인권에 관한 연구로 국제관계학 박사학위를 받았으며 고려대학교 인권센터 재직 전에는 숙명여자대학교 글로벌 인적자원개발센터 연구기획실장, 프린스턴리뷰 코리아의 기획본부장으로 다년간 주요 다국적기업의 글로벌경영을 위한 교육 및 평가 프로그램을 총괄 기획하고 운영하였다. 현재 한국인권학회 기업과 인권분과 이사, 서울시 성북구청 인권위원, 한국가스공사 인권경영자문위원 등으로 활동 중이다. 고려대학교에서 『인권의 이해』, 『기업과 인권』 등 인권분야 전문강의를 하고 있고 기업의 책임경영과 지속가능성을 비롯한 기업과 인권에 관한 다양한 정책연구를 진행하고 있다. 최근 논문으로는 『The Relationship between Corporate Human Rights Responsibility Disclosure and Performance』 등이 있다.
Seunghyun Nam is a Research Professor at the Graduate School of International Studies, Korea University. She graduated from Penn Law’s SJD program in May, 2016 with a Fulbright scholarship. She received a Magister Juris from Oxford University in 2007 and a Master of Science in International Law from Korea University in 2009, where she also earned a Bachelor of Law. She worked for the Korean Peninsula Peace Regime Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Seoul and has interned with international organizations such as the UN International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands. Her research interests lie in the intersection of global governance and international criminal justice, business and human rights, corruption, and human trafficking.