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Former dean of Seoul National University School Gives Law lectures at BIT

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  Translator: News Agency of BIT Zhang Andi

  Editor: News Center of BIT Zhao Jie



  On May 15, 2017, the former dean of Seoul National University School of Law Professor An Gyeong-Hwan initiated a 2-week lecture of human rights law at the invitation of the School of Law, Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT). Professor Yang Chengming and associate professor Li Hua grandly introduced Professor An to the graduates of law in International Law and foreign students of the optional curriculum. The day Professor An gave lectures happened to be the Teachers’ Day of Korea and a post-graduate student, Zhen Hongwei therefore presented him a bouquet on behalf of students.



  Professor An Gyeong-Hwan started teaching at Seoul National University School of Law. From 1999 to 2001, he was elected as the president of Korean Constitution Society. From 2002 to 2004, he served as the dean of Seoul National University School of Law. In October 2006, the president of Korea Roh Mu-Hyun officially designated Professor An Gyeong-Hwan as the chairman of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea. As the chairman, Professor An actively participates in civil society movements, and he helped build the association of participatory democracy construction and national solidarity, which is the renowned non-governmental organization. After retiring from Seoul National University, Professor An became the chief partner of Gong-gam law firm, a civil non-profit organization of human rights legal protection. Professor An is involved actively in several famous international organizations. From March 2007 to July 2009, Professor An was elected as the vice president of the International Coordinating Committee (ICC) set up by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Professor An has made enormous academic achievements and published numerous works in the fields of common law, constitution, human rights law as well as law and literature in Korean and English.



  Professor An Gyeong-Hwan paid a 2-week visit to the School of Law, BIT. He lectured to graduates on the mechanisms of human rights protection of the Unites Nations and the mechanisms of regional human rights protection respectively, and introduced the situation of the human rights protection in Korea and National Human Rights Commission of Korea. Besides, Professor An had a discussion with the teachers of international law, and introduced the educative system of law in Korea and the law education reform in Korea in recent years and communicated with the teachers concerning the issue of international human rights protection.

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