Hyo-Je Cho

Hyo-Je Cho is Associate Professor of Human Rights and Civil Society Studies, SungKongHoe University in Seoul, Korea. He is well published on issues of NGOs and human rights in Korea and East Asia, and has written and edited many books on the subjects including Human Rights and Civic Activism in Korea (A-Media Press, 2005). Among his translated books from English into Korean are Micheline Ishay’s The History of Human Rights and David Held et al.’s Global Transformations. He was involved with creation of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea in 2001. Cho has been active with the human rights group Amnesty International since the 1980s. He holds a Ph.D. in Social Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Master’s degree in Comparative Social Studies from Oxford University. While at HRP, Cho authored a textbook in Korean on the theory and practice of human rights from a social scientific perspective.