Korean activist scholar to give January 30 public talk on human rights in Asia

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Beverly A. Creamer, (808) 389-5736
Media Consultant, William S. Richardson School of Law
Posted: Jan 26, 2017

Dr. Changrok Soh
Dr. Changrok Soh

Korean scholar Dr. Changrok Soh will offer his view of human rights issues in Asia during a lecture at 12 noon Monday, January 30, 2017, in the conference room of the Center for Korean Studies at the UH Mānoa campus.

The lecture will be moderated by Professor Tae-Ung Baik of the William S. Richardson School of Law. The program is jointly sponsored by the Pacific-Asian Legal Studies (PALS) Program at the UH Law School and the Center for Korean Studies.

The title of the talk is “The UN and the Regional Human Rights Mechanism in Asia.” A prominent activist and educator, Soh is at the Graduate School of International Studies at Korea University. He specializes in human rights, human security and international relations, and is working toward the establishment of a system that promotes and protects human rights in Asia.

Said Baik, "It’s exciting to have Dr. Soh here to explore the future of Asian regional cooperation, because Asia is the only region of the world that does not have any regional human rights court or commission."

Soh is a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council Advisory Committee and is currently president of Human Asia. Baik is a member of the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances.

The lecture is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be provided.

Call (808) 956-7041 regarding access for those with disabilities.

For more information, visit: https://www.law.hawaii.edu/