Eunsook Chung 

Adviser in International Law, Human Rights and Development.


Areas of Expertise
Globalization, International Human Rights Law, International Law, North-South Relations, Political Economy, Post 2015 Development Agenda, Sustainable Development

University teacher, lawyer, internationalist, legal and policy adviser with nearly twenty years of theory and practice (i.e. worthwhile trials and errors) in the following areas:

1) Public International Law – including critical and Third World Approaches to International Law and foundations of International Economic, Criminal and Environmental Law;
2) International Protection of Human Rights (universal, regional and domestic systems of human rights protection and international human rights litigation) with special interest in economic, social and cultural rights; and human rights and development (incl. MDG/SDGs);
3) International Law and Development, International Political Economy, North-South relations, international solidarity;
4) Philosophy and Theory of Law, Theories of Justice; socio-legal and sociological approaches to law;
5) human dimension of the international and European integration; external relations of the EU;
6) The Hague Conventions on the International Family Law (trans-boundary civil child abduction, adoption and parental responsibilities) and civil registration.

Contributed to UN GA resolutions, two general comments of the IHRL Committees, two global declarations, and the EU Volunteers programmatic development.

Provides advise to small actors, civil society organisations, charities and individuals, including litigation at the European Court for Human Rights and the UN Committees. Research, advisory and teaching activities in non-OECD countries conducted on pro-bono basis (global solidarity principle).

Working knowledge of French, Russian and Spanish.

UN and international organisations professional involvement includes:

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (esp. refugee integration and mass refugee camps upgrade initiatives),
UNESCO (the right to education, World Heritage, UNESDOC – open access library),
UNICEF (civil/birth registration systems),
ILO (decent work),
UNDP (SDGs and human rights; the right to housing; vulnerable groups and National Human Rights Institutions)

The Council of Europe – esp. Committee of Social Rights and the North-South Centre (global education).

Alma mater: Faculty of Law, Comenius / Komensky University in Bratislava
The longest full-time academic affiliation: Faculty of Law at the University of Trnava in Slovakia.

Credits for all international achievements go to my homeland of Czechoslovakia (1972), its cosmopolitan, egalitarian and progressive family and school environment, and to my teachers, students, colleagues and friends in Bratislava and across the world (30+ countries on four continents).

Recent Publications

Macková Darina: New Approaches to International Law: Cosmopolitan Vision, in: Slovak Yearbook of International Law 2014, Vol. IV (2013), Slovak Society of International Law/ Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, ISBN 978-80-89640-01-0; s./pp. 6-27.

Macková, Darina: Human Rights in Times of Global Inequalities, in: Rainer Arnold: The Universalism of Human Rights, Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice, Springer, 2012, ISBN-10: 9400745095, ISBN-13: 978-9400745094

Macková, Darina: Some Legal Aspects of Dissolution of Former Czechoslovakia. In: Zbornik Pravnog Fakulteta u Zagrebu. – Vol. 53, No. 2, Zagreb 2003, pp. 375-391; ISSN 0350-2058

Recent ACUNS Activity

Member of the ACUNS from 2005 as a fellow of the 2005 Annual Workshop on the Millennium Development Goals (at the time), elaborated into the Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda 2030).

Updated January, 2019