THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONAL LAW IN ASIA-KOREA (DILA-KOREA)
The Development of International Law in Asia-Korea (DILA-KOREA) is the academic institution which is responsible for the administration of The Foundation for the Development of International Law in Asia (DILA) along with the Asian Yearbook of International Law
(Asian YBIL) and Asia Paciﬁc Ocean Law Institutions Alliance (APOLIA).
Professor Seokwoo LEE of Inha University Law School serves as Chairman of the DILA-KOREA and is joined by with Professor Eon Kyung PARK of Kyung Hee University [Executive Director]; Professor Hee Eun LEE of Handong International Law School [Director for Publications]; and Professor Seryon LEE of Chonbuk National University Law School [Director for External Affairs].
Chairman / DILA-KOREA
PROF. SEOKWOO LEE
Seokwoo LEE is Professor of International Law, Inha University Law School, Korea (2003-present). He was Chairman of the Foundation for the Development of International Law in Asia (DILA) (2012-2017). He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy (APJOLP) and Asian Yearbook of International Law, Executive Editor of the Korean Journal of International and Comparative Law, Co-Series Editor of the book series entitled Maritime Cooperation in East Asia, and Associate Editor of Brill Research Perspectives in the Law of the Sea, all published by Brill. He has authored more than 80 publications in English in addition to his more than 80 publications in Korean. His representative recent book publication in English is: The Making of International Law in Korea: From Colony to Asian Power (co-authored, Brill/Nijhoff (2016)). He holds a D.Phil. (Oxford), LL.M. (NYU, Minnesota, and Korea University), and LL.B. (Korea University).
Vice Chairman / DILA-KOREA
PROF. EON-KYUNG PARK
Eon-Kyung PARK is adjunct professor of Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea. He received his Ph.D. in international law from Kyung Hee University. He is currently teaching International Law, International Economic Law, and other international law-related subjects at Kyung Hee University and Soongsil University. He is a director of the Korean Society of International Economic Law (KSIEL, 2014~present), the Korean Society of International Law (KSIL, 2013~present), ILA Korean Branch (2012~ present), the Korea Association of Security and Trade (KAST, 2014~present), and Executive Director of the Foundation for Development of International Law in Asia-Korea (DILA-KOREA, 2015~present). His main research topics are export control law of Republic of Korea, UN sanctions and North Korea, National Security Exception Clause of the GATT/WTO and Nonproliferation of WMD.
His recent publications include “Whether Korea’s Export Permit Regulations on a Strategic Good under the Foreign Trade Act is a Peremptory Norm: A Focus on the Illegal Exporting Case of Mugunghwa Satellite No.3,” Korean Journal of International and Comparative Law (2016); “Status and International Cooperation Aspects of Air Quality Control Law and Policies in Korea,” Asian Yearbook of International Law (2017) (co-author); “Appraisal and Reform of Regulations upon the Export Control of Strategic Items: Focusing on the Foreign Trade Act,” Korean Journal of International and Economic Law(2018); “Historical Injustice in Asia and the Role of International Economic Law: How is Fair Trade for Implementation of a ‘Level Playing Field’ Realized?” Korean Journal of International and Comparative Law (2018); “Implementation of Export Control Regulations-Status and Prospects of the Legislation for the Intangible Transfer of Technology(ITT) Control on Nuclear Related Items,” Kyung Hee Law Journal (2018) (co-author); “Research Trends and Challenges of International Public Law in Korea: Status of the Junior Scholars from 2007 to 2017,” Korea International Law Review (2018) (co-author); “Interpretation and Adoption of Article 2.2.2 of WTO Anti-dumping Agreement-Focused on Issues Regarding to Calculation of Constructed Value in US-OCTG(Korea)(DS488),” Korean Journal of International and Economic Law (2018) (co-author); “Legal Review on the Illegal Import of Coal from North Korea,” Kyung Hee Law Journal (2018) (co-author); “Maritime Law Enforcement by the Republic of Korea Concerning Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: Search and Interdiction,” Pacific Focus (2018) (co-author); “Research Trends and Challenges of International Economic Law in Korea: Status of the Junior Scholars from 2007 to 2017,” Korean Journal of International and Economic Law (2019); “The Effect of FTA to Application of Parallelism under WTO Agreement on Safeguards-Focused on US Large Residential Washers Safeguard Measure and Canada Steel Safeguard Measure,” Korean Journal of International Law (2020) (co-author); “Legal Review of the Prevention of the Former Post Courtesy,” Law and Policy Review (2020); “A Study upon the Legal System regarding the Export Control of Strategic Items: The Controls on Transit or Transshipment of the Foreign Trade Act,” Sogang Journal of Law and Business (2020) (co-author); “Legal Issues and Tasks of the Security Exception Clause in International Trade Disputes-Focusing on the Russia-Measures Concerning Traffic in Transit Case,” Journal of European Union Studies (2021); “Implications of the Export Control Reform Act of 2018,” Journal of Legislation Research (2021) (co-author); “Legal Review on Joint Fishing Zone in UN Economic Sanctions of North Korea,” Northeast Asian Law Journal (2022).
Executive Director / DILA-KOREA
PROF. SERYON LEE
Seryon LEE is Professor of International Law at Jeonbuk National University School of Law, Korea. She does most of her research in the ﬁeld of international public law, focusing on international human rights, humanitarian law, international dispute settlement and international institutional law. She has been serving a member of government committees such as a member of the National Refugee Committee at the Ministry of Justice in Korea (2016-present), a member of Advisory Committee on Foreign Policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2022-present) and as a member of Committee on Sustainable Use of Dokdo under the Prime Minister’s Office (2019-present). She engaged in the activities at the ILA Korean Branch as a Vice-President (2020-2021) and as an Executive Editor of the Korean Yearbook of International Law (2014-2019). Professor Lee served as Director for International Affairs at the Korean Society of International Economic Law (2014-2021) and the Korean Society of International Law (2018 & 2022). She holds a B.A in Political Science (University of Chicago), LL.M. in International Legal Studies (New York University School of Law), and Ph.D. in Law (Yonsei University, Korea). Her recent publications include “Virtual Assets and Terrorism” (2022), “COVID-19 Crisis and Restriction on Human Rights: A Threat to EU’s Solidarity on Asylum Policy and Challenges Ahead” (2021), “A Study on Exclusion of Refugees under International Refugee Law” (2021) along with a number of journal articles.
Director for External Affairs / DILA-KOREA
ANGELA SEMEE KIM
Handong Global University, School of Law, Korea
Angela Semee KIM is an Assistant Professor at Handong Global University, School of Law, Korea. Her research area is in public international law, specifically focusing on treaty law, state succession, and alternative dispute resolution.
She current serves as Associate Editor of the Asian Yearbook of International Law (2022-present). She also serves as Deputy Director of the Mediation Center at the Handong Institute for Arbitration and Reconciliation and Deputy Director of the Handong International Law Center. She also has membership in International Law Association and the Asian Society of International Law.
She holds a B.A. in US and International Law and Global Management (Handong Global University, Korea), LL.M. in International and Comparative Law (The George Washington University Law School), and Ph.D. in Law (The Chinese University of Hong Kong). She is also a US-licensed attorney in Washington D.C. Her recent publications include Retracing the Works of KJICL: A Decade’s Journey and An End to the Korean War: The Legal Character of the 2018 Summit Declarations and Implications of an Official Korean Peace Treaty.
Director for Publication / DILA-KOREA
PROF. HEE EUN LEE
Hee Eun LEE is Associate Dean and Professor of Law at Handong International Law School located in Pohang, Korea. He is also Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Yearbook of International Law; Managing Editor of the Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia; and Managing Editor of the Encyclopedia of Ocean Law and Policy in Asia-Pacific all published by Brill. His recent publications include "South Korea," in the Oxford Handbook on International Law in Asia and the Pacific (Oxford University Press, 2019) (co-authored); The Making of International Law in Korea: From Colony to Asian Power (Brill/Nijhoff, 2016) (co-authored) and Northeast Asian Perspectives of International Law: Contemporary Issues and Challenges (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2013) (co-edited). Licensed to practice law in New York, he worked as an associate at Burlingham Underwood LLP in New York City where he practiced in the areas of maritime arbitration and commercial litigation. He was also a visiting fellow at Emory Law School’s Center for the Study of Law and Religion (USA) and visiting scholar at Regent University's Center for Global Justice (USA). He received his bachelor’s degree (A.B.) from Vassar College; master’s degree in international relations (M.A.) from Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs; and law degrees from Syracuse University College of Law (J.D. with honors) and New York University School of Law (LL.M.).