Baik Tae-ung

Baik Tae-Ung
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Born1962 (age 54-55)
Busan, South Korea
NationalitySouth Korea
OccupationLaw professor
Known for1992 arrest
Korean name
Revised RomanizationBaek Tae-ung
McCune-ReischauerPaek T'aeung


Baik Tae-Ung (given birth to 1962) is Teacher of Law on the School of Hawaii Manoa William S. Richardson College of Laws in Honolulu, Hawaii. A respected academic power on transitional justice, public movement, and individual privileges in Asia, he is experienced in international individual rights laws and Korean laws. Baik is normally a well-known previous South Korean prisoner of conscience. In 2015, the US Human Privileges Council appointed him towards the Functioning Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances.


Baik was created in Busan, South Korea. He graduated from Seoul Country wide University University of Laws in Seoul, South Korea, and he continuing his legal research at Notre Dame Laws School in america, earning his Professional (LL.M.) and Doctoral (JSD) levels in International Individual Rights Law.Previously, he was assistant professor and director from the Korean Legal Studies Program on the Faculty of Law, University of Uk Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada.Baik was a legal consultant for the South Korean Delegation in the 56th US Sub-Commission over the Advertising and Security of Human Privileges and spent some time working for Human Privileges Watch in NY being a legal adviser.He's admitted towards the Club in the Condition of NY.

Prisoner of conscience

Amnesty International designated Baik a prisoner of conscience for his imprisonment being a previous leader from the South Korean Socialist Coalition of Employees (SKSCW) or Sanomaeng.On Apr 29, 1992, the Southern Korean Company for Country wide Security and Setting up arrested Baik for violating the Country wide Security Law (NSL) for leading Sanomaeng, which it alleged was an anti-state organization. Beneath the NSL at that time, an anti-state company was an "association or group inside the territory from the Republic of Korea or beyond it, which includes the framework of order and control, as arranged for the intended purpose of supposing a name of the federal government or troubling the Condition". Before Sanomaeng, the Company alleged Baik to possess "released and distributed over 20 imprinted paperwork about Sanomaeng, to possess organized two episodes on police containers, to possess communicated with additional Sanomaeng members also to have received cash from their website".During his trial in July 1992 prior to the Seoul District Court docket, of which the Agency wanted a death phrase, Baik informed the court docket that pursuing his arrest, he was interrogated for 22 days and put through various types of misuse: "Through the 22 days of ANSP interrogation, I had been subjected to numerous kinds of torture such as for example sleep deprivation, medicine injection and mob defeating. Going right through these rounds of torture I ready myself for loss of life 3 x . . .Five times before my [being delivered to the prosecution], interrogators had this look on the faces that that they had had enough from it, taking me to a particular torture chamber. In the center of the night researchers beat me all night. They took converts in defeating. Their demand was that full silence was undesirable."Baik received a phrase of existence imprisonment on 27 Oct 1992. Amnesty International quoted another record as stating the judge wished for Baik to become "segregated from culture indefinitely" for his refusal to simply accept the market overall economy mandated in the Constitution; nevertheless, his renunciation of assault got spared him the requested phrase of loss of life. The High Courtroom reduced Baik's phrase to 15 years' imprisonment on Feb 20, 1993.After a campaign by Amnesty International for Baik's freedom, he premiered in August 1998 from Wonju Correctional Institution in Wonju after six years and 90 days of imprisonment.


Baik may be the writer of two books, Emerging Individual Privileges Systems In Asia as well as the Imagine Korean Socialist Motion, as well seeing that several articles.