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Judge Jin-Hyun Paik

Jin-Hyun Paik has been Judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) since 2009. In October 2017, he was elected President of the Tribunal for a term of three years (2017-2020). He is currently arbitrator in the “Enrica Lexie” Incident (Italy v. India) case at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA). He is also President of the Arbitral Tribunal in dispute concerning Coastal State Rights in the Black Sea, Sea of Azov, and Kerch Strait (Ukraine v. Russian Federation). Judge Paik is Professor of International Law at Seoul National University in Korea and was dean of its Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS). Over the past three decades he has taught international law and the law of the sea in various universities and institutions around the world. Judge Paik is Member of the Institut de Droit International, and also served as President of the Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL, 2015-2017). He has written and edited over 150 articles and several books in the fields of international law and relations, law of the sea, international dispute settlement, and Korea’s foreign and security policies, the latest of which includes Regions, Institutions and the Law of the Sea (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2013).