Jinyup Kim

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PhD Topic

'Protection Regime Building for the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities in Southeast Asia to biogenetic resources and associated traditional knowledge'

Supervisors

Dr Akbar Rasulov
Dr Charlie Peevers

Biography

Jinyup Kim has engaged himself in international biodiversity law and relevant legal issues over a long period of time. He obtained his first degree at the College of Law in Myongji University in South Korea and then Master of Arts in International Studies at the Graduate school of International Studies at Korea University where he focused his research on the role of non-state actors in enhancing compliance with international environmental law. After graduation, he worked as a legal researcher at Korea Maritime Institute for two years where his research areas include international biodiversity law and law of the sea.

After the working experience, he obtained another Master’s degree at the University of Edinburgh where he focused on the relationship between international biodiversity law and international human rights law in respect to the protection of the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities to biogenetic resources and traditional knowledge. At the University of Glasgow, he has extended the scope of his research and is now conducting research on the interplay between international biodiversity law, intellectual property law and international human rights law for the protection of the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities in Southeast Asia in relation to biogenetic resources and associated traditional knowledge. 

Research Interests

International Environmental Law (international biodiversity law), International Economic Law (international intellectual property law such as patent, copyright and plant breeders’ rights law), International human rights law (laws related to indigenous peoples’ rights) and other international laws (e.g. International cultural heritage law) 

Awards

East Asia Climate Partnership Thesis Competition - Award for Outstanding Thesis (3rd place): Enhancing adaptive capacity of Vietnam through capacity building program for environmental law and such programs' possibility to apply to other countries in Southeast Asia

Publications

Publications
  • Analysis of the compatibility between obligations under international biodiversity law and international human rights law with regard to the respect for and realization of the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities (2015) – LLM Dissertation (in English) / Main Author
  • A study on the Reorganization for Ocean and Fishery Bio-resources Legislation System (2013) – KMI Policy report (in Korean) / Researcher
  • A study on Boosting Seaweed Seed Industry (2012) – KMI Policy report (in Korean) / Researcher
  • A study on Korea’s Response Measures to Nagoya Protocol (2012) – KMI Policy report (in Korean) / Researcher
  • Analysis of the Effectiveness of Management Approach in Improving Compliance with International Environmental Agreements (2012) – Asian Journal of Climate Change and Sustainable Development : Law, Economics and Politics (in English) / Main Author
  • Enhancing Adaptive Capacity of Viet Nam through Capacity Building for Environmental Law and its Applicability to Other Southeast Asian Countries (2011) – Thesis Competition prize-winning work (in English) / Main Author
  • The TEEB Synthesis Report (2010), TEEB for Policy Makers Report (2011) Translating one chapter in each report from English to Korean / TEEB Translation Committee Member

Additional Information

*Legal Researcher at Korea Maritime Institute (KMI)      
  
           - Delegation to the Republic of Korea at United Nations Conferences

(Convention on Biological Diversity Conference Of Parties (CBD COP), Nagoya Protocol Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol conferences (ICNP), United Nations Biodiversity Beyond Areas of National Jurisdiction conferences (BBNJ) and etc.)

*Legal Researcher at Seoul International Law Academy (SILA)       
          - Assistant Editor of Seoul International Law Research Journal) 


*Internship at UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP)