Pillkyu HWANG

Executive Director, Transnational Human Rights Institute, GongGam Human Rights Law Foundation



Pillkyu Hwang is Executive Director of the Transnational Human Rights Institute at Gonggam Human Rights Law Foundation and a former adjunct professor in charge of the international human rights law clinic at Seoul National University Law School. The main areas of his work include migrants and refugees, international adoptees, business and human rights, disaster and human rights, etc. He graduated from Seoul National University with an LL.B. and has earned his PhD in public international law at the same university. He was a member of the Reform Committee within the National Human Rights Commission in 2017 and a President-nominated commissioner of the Special Commission on Social Disasters in Korea from 2018 to 2022. He is the chair of the Committee on International Human Rights of the Korean Bar Association and has served as an advisory board member of the Fortify Rights since 2015 and an editorial team member of the Business and Human Rights Journal since 2019.