2018 GWIKS Signature Conference

Panel I: “Rights in Historical Perspective”

Legal Disputes and the Precursors of Rights (Kwŏlli) in Chosŏn Korea

Jisoo M. Kim, The George Washington University


Precarious Inheritance: Women and the Rights Over Separate Property in Colonial Korea

Sungyun Lim, University of Colorado, Boulder


A Tale of Two Commissions: The Evolution of Rights Claims in the Jeju Commission and the TCRK

Hun Joon Kim, Korea University


Discussant: Li Chen, University of Toronto


Panel II: “Institutional Mechanisms for Rights Claiming”

The State, the Constitutional Court, and I: Fundamental Rights and Judicial Review in Korea

Hannes B. Mosler, Freie Universität Berlin


Evolving Legal Opportunity Structures in South Korea

Celeste Arrington, The George Washington University


The Institutional Development and Sustainability of Public Interest Lawyering in Korea

Patricia Goedde, Sungkyunkwan University


Discussants: Stephan Haggard, University of California, San Diego & Eric Feldman, University of Pennsylvania


Panel III: “Mobilizing Rights for the Marginalized”

The Disability Rights Movement and Legal Practice in South Korea

JaeWon Kim, Sungkyunkwan University


Now, Later, Never: On Shigisangjo and Prematurity 

Ju Hui Judy Han, University of California, Los Angeles


The Movement for an Anti-Discrimination Act

Sung Soo Hong, Sookmyung Women’s University

Jihye Kim, Gangneung-Wonju National University


From “Humane Treatment” to “We Want to Work”: The Changing Notion of Labor Rights in South Korea 

Yoonkyung Lee, University of Toronto


Discussants: Eric Feldman, University of Pennsylvania & Sida Liu, University of Toronto


Panel IV: “Shaping Rights for New and Non-Citizens”

The Rights of Non-Citizenship: Migrant Rights and Hierarchies in South Korea 

Erin Chung, Johns Hopkins University


Human Rights or Citizen Rights? Explaining Global Policies Toward North Korean Refugee Resettlement 

Sheena Chestnut Greitens, University of Missouri


How North Koreans Understand the Rights and Responsibilities of Democratic Citizenship: Implications for Political Integration 

Aram Hur, New York University


Discussant: Hae Yeon Choo, University of Toronto