Eunsook Chung Assistant Professor,
Copenhagen University, Faculty of Law


Areas of Expertise
Children and Armed Conflict, Climate Change, Diplomacy, Genocide, Global Governance, Human Rights, Indigenous People, Intergovernmental Organizations, International Criminal Court, International Human Rights Law, International Justice, International Law, International Organizations, International Sanctions, Peacekeeping, Refugees and Displacement, Small Island States, Treaties, UN Human Rights System, United Nations

Miriam is Assistant Professor at Copenhagen University Faculty of Law. Her current research is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark and interrogates mobility rights in an age of climate change. She maintains an ongoing research interest in the United Nations. She teaches courses in the law and practice of the UN; displacement and forced migration from climate change; public international law; international migration law; and previously taught international criminal law and procedure. Miriam has been a Visiting Professional in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court and during her PhD studies was a visiting doctoral student at Oxford University.

Before joining the Faculty at KU, Miriam represented the Australian Government on the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, having independently negotiated a range of human rights resolutions, including those on the rights of migrants, trafficking in woman and girls, social development, and extreme poverty. Miriam has been a consultant to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and managed Parliamentary Committee Inquiries in the Legislative Council of the New South Wales Parliament, as well as Law Reform Inquiries for the Victorian Law Reform Commission. She has also held positions in the International Legal Division, and the International Security Division and the Afghanistan Desk of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Recent Publications

‘Questioning the Criminal Justice Imperative: UN Security Council Procedure and the Downside of Chapter VII Decision Making for the Adjudication of International Crimes’ Global Governance 2019 25(2)1(forthcoming)
‘”Eaten by the Sea”: Human Rights Claims for the Impacts of Climate Change upon Remote Subnational Communities’ Journal of Human Rights and the Environment 2018 9(2) 171

Updated March, 2019