International Studies
Heisoo Shin님의 사진입니다.
Name Heisoo Shin (Invited Professor)
Alma Mater Ph.D. Rutgers University
Major Fields of Instructions Sociology
Heisoo Shin received her Ph. D in sociology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She was a faculty for seven years at Hanil University and Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Jeonju, from which she resigned in 2000 to fully commit to the women’s movement at the national, regional and international levels. As a leader in three national women’s organizations, she has successfully led the movement for legislation on violence against women, which resulted in new laws on sexual violence (1993), domestic violence (1997) and trafficking and prostitution (2004). Internationally, she raised the issue of military sexual slavery by Japan, the so-called ‘comfort women’ issue, and her activities produced, among others, two UN special rapporteurs’ reports on the issue adopted by the Commission on Human Rights and its Sub-Commission. Nationally, she served as a commissioner of the Presidential Commission on Sustainable Development (2002-2005), as well as a commissioner of the National Human Rights Commission (2005-2008), and was a visiting professor of the Graduate School of NGO Studies at Kyung Hee University (2001-2007). For eight full years (2001-2008), she was an expert of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women of the United Nations, a monitoring body of the implementation of the CEDAW Convention. Currently, she is a member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights which monitors the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. She also represents two national NGOs, the Korean Center for UN Human Rights Policy (KOCUN) and the National Movement for Eradication of Sex Trafficking. Her expertise is in the area of international human rights mechanism, women’s human rights and global gender policies.

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