Judge Seon Ki Park

South Korea

Date of Birth: 14 March 1954

Legal Education:

Master of Comparative Law (American Practice)
George Washington Law School, Washington D. C., USA
1984 – 1986

 Kyungbuk National University Graduate School (Major: Contract, Torts law), Taegu, Korea   
1977 – 1978

Bachelor of Arts; Law, Kyungbuk National University, Taegu, Korea                                       
1973 – 1977

Professional Qualifications:

Member of Korean Bar (1980), Member of Pennsylvania Bar, U.S.A. (1986)

Professional Experience:

Judge, United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda 2004 – 2012
I have sat as a Judge on numerous judgments and decisions, including:

  • Prosecutor v. Nizeyimana (2011 – 2012)
  • Prosecutor v. Ndindiliyimana et al. referred to as ‘Military II’ (2004 – 2011)
  • Prosecutor v. Kanyarukiga (2009 – 2010)
  • Prosecutor v. Rukundo (2007 – 2009)
  • Prosecutor v. Rugambarara (2007)
  • In addition, I am a member of the ICTR Rules Committee
  • I was also recently appointed as a Judge for the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (2012 − present)

Partner Dae Dong Law Firm, Seoul, Korea 2000 – 2004, 2012. 7 – present

Legal Counsel of Ministry of Defence, (Major General), Korean Army 1998 – 2000

Judge Advocate General, (Brigadier General), Korean Army 1996 – 1998

JAG Officer, Korean Army 1978 – 2000

Throughout the Korean Army I remained a JAG Officer. My main functions and mission were Staff Judge Advocate, defence counsel, military prosecutor and military Judge.

Honors:

  • Honor: Chun-Su (National Decoration) 1997
  • Presidential Medal 1991