The Paik Choong-Hyun Prize (2021)

The Paik Choong-Hyun Prize will be awarded by the Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL) on a biennial basis.

The Prize is designed to honour the memory of Professor Paik Choong-Hyun (1938-2007), who was Professor of International Law at Seoul National University, Korea (1968-2004); Dean of its Law Faculty, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Education, and Dean of the Graduate School.

Professor Paik also served as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan for the UN Commission on Human Rights (1995-1998). He dedicated his life to the teaching, research and promotion of international law: he founded Seoul International Law Academy in 1984 and was closely involved in the founding of the AsianSIL.


  • The Prize consists of a grant of US$8,000.
  • The criteria for the Prize are an individual’s exceptional contributions in the Asian region (including Australia, New Zealand and Oceania) to:
    (a) the promotion of international law and the rule of law through practice and academic activities;
    (b) the peaceful resolution of international disputes; or
    (c) the protection and promotion of human rights.
  • Nominations must include the nominee’s curriculum vitae; list of any relevant publications; and a statement addressing the relevant criteria.
  • There is no requirement that the nominee be a member of the AsianSIL. However, the proposer must be a member of the AsianSIL.
  • Please submit a scanned copy of the completed nomination form (duly signed) with all relevant supporting documents to the AsianSIL Secretariat ( Please click here for the nomination form.
  • Closing date for submissions of nominations: 7 May 2021
  • The winner will be notified via email, and details will also be posted on the AsianSIL website.

Past Recipients (2017)