Hoon Cho


PhD topic

Jurisdictional Evolution by the Courts and Tribunals under United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 


Dr Charlie Peevers
Dr James Devaney


Hoon Cho is currently pursuing his PhD in International Law at the University of Glasgow. His research particularly focuses on the compulsory jurisdiction under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), especially the recent trends of interpretation and application of articles by the courts and tribunals.

He got his first degree in Political Science at  Yonsei University in 2016, South Korea. After graduation, he entered Seoul National University Law School where he got his L.L.M. in 2018. During his master’s course, he mainly focused on the International Law of the Sea fields and other Public International Law Areas. Now he has extended his research on the jurisdictional matters in the law of the sea areas through the theoretical and comparative approach at the University of Glasgow. 

Research Interests

  • Public International Law
  • International Law of the Sea
  • Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes
  • International Judicial System
  • Soft Law


Teaching Assistant, Seoul National University, South Korea


  • International Law Moot Court Competition 2016, hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Korean International Society – Second Prize
  • Ocean-Territory Thesis Competition 2016, hosted by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and the Korea Ocean Foundation – Grand Prize
  • International Humanitarian Law Thesis Competition hosted by Korean Red Cross – Second Prize
  • Awarded Honours, Yonsei University, South Korea

Additional Information

  • Assistant Administrator at Seoul International Law Academy (SILA)
  • Session Clerk at the 6th Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law 2017, Korea Chapter – Section F; Law of the Sea