2021 SAIL


Prof. Jin-Hyun Baik


Seoul National University

Jin-Hyun Paik is Judge of International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in Hamburg, Germany since 2009 and served as its President from 2017 to 2020. He is currently President of the Special Chamber of ITLOS in the case concerning the Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary between Mauritius and Maldives in the Indian Ocean. Judge Paik was Arbitrator in the “Enrica Lexie” Incident Case(Italy v. India) at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA). He currently serves as President of the Arbitral Tribunal in Dispute concerning Coastal State’s Rights in the Black Sea, Sea of Azov, and Kerch Strait (Ukraine v. the Russian Federation). He is also Professor of International Law at Seoul National University in Korea and was Dean of its Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS).

Major Issues in the Law of the Sea

This course examines some of the major issues in the law of the sea. In particular, it will highlight the evolving regime of the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and dispute settlement under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The course will introduce to students the latest developments and controversies related to these subjects.