Vice President
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

 

Areas of Expertise
Human Rights, Human Security, International Human Rights Law, International Law, International Organizations, International Sanctions, The Responsibility to Protect, UN Human Rights System

Region of Focus
Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa

Background
Jun Matsukuma has been a Professor of International Law since 2009 at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS). He teaches courses in international law and international organizations.

Prior to joining TUFS, Jun Matsukuma had been a Professor of International Law at the Faculty of Law, Seinan Gakuin University.

WORK EXPERIENCE

1998: Special Assistant, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan, Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, New York.

1990-1991: Special Assistant, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan, Embassy of Japan to the United Kingdom, London.

1986-1987: Development Education Coordinator, Food for the Hungry (NGO).

EDUCATION

LL.B., Department of Law, University of Tokyo (1986)

M.A. in International Relations, Graduate School of International and Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Tokyo (1989)

Accomplished credits for doctoral program, Graduate School of International and Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Tokyo (1992)

RECENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Member of the European Society of International Law (2016-present)

Member of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (2005-present)

Member of the Japanese Society of International Law (1987-present)

Visiting Scholar of the Max Planck Institute of Comparative Public Law and International Law (2002-2003, 2017)

Visiting Professorial Fellow of the Institute of International Economic Law of the Georgetown University Law Center (2006)

Visiting Scholar of the Centre of International Studies, University of Cambridge (1997-1998)

Research Associate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
(1996-1997)

Recent Publications
Jun Matsukuma,”The Legitimacy of Economic Sanctions : An Analysis of Humanitarian Exemptions of Sanctions Regimes and the Right to Minimum Sustenance”, in Hilary Charlesworth and Jean-Marc Coicaud (eds), Fault Lines of International Legitimacy, Cambridge University Press, 2010,pp.360-388.

Recent ACUNS Activity
Research Presentations
The Responsibility to Protect and the United Nations, The Academic Council on the United Nations System, 25th Annual Meeting, The City University of New York,2012.

Human Security and Economic Sanctions, The Academic Council on the United Nations System, 20th Annual Meeting, The City University of New York,2007.

Humanitarian Intervention and International Protection of Human Rights, The Academic Council on the United Nations System, 18th Annual Meeting, Westin Hotel, Ottawa, Canada, 2005.