The 12th Godang International Conference on Law

Human Rights and Judicial Justice

Date : November 23 (Wed) 09:10 – 12:45

Location : Entrepreneurship Center No 309 (Soongsil University, Korea)

Moderator Dae Hong Kim (Professor, Soongsil Univ.)
Welcome Remark
Wan Q Pak (Director, Soongsil Univ. Law Research Institute)
Sam-Hyun Chun (Dean, College of Law, Soongsil Univ.)
1st Topic
Independance of Justice, the Rule of Law Crisis and the European Convention [On-line]
Presentation Peggy Ducoulombier (Professor, Strasburg Univ.)
Discussion Wan Sik Hong (Professor, Konkuk Univ.)
2nd Topic
The U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on Right to Bear Arms Under the 2nd Amendment [On-line]
Presentation David Collier (Professor, Handong Univ. Int’l Law School)
Discussion Eric Anderson (Professor, Soongsil Univ.)
3rd Topic
Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Judiciary in Korea
Presentation Gayoon Baek (Chief Secretary, TRC Korea)
Discussion John Sanghyun Lee (Professor, Soongsil Univ.)
General Discussion
All Presenters and Discussants
Closing Remark
Ihm Sahng Hyeog (Professor, Soongsil Univ. Chair of EARR)

사회 김대홍 교수 (숭실대학교 법과대학)
개회사 박완규 교수 (숭실대학교 법학연구소장)
환영사 전삼현 교수 (숭실대학교 법과대학장)
사법권의 독립, 법치주의의 위기 및 유럽 인권조약
발표자 페기 듀콜롬비에 교수 (스트라스부르 대학교, 법대 부학장)
토론자 홍완식 교수 (건국대학교 법학전문대학원)
미국 연방대법원 판례로 보는 미국 수정헌법 제2조의 발전
과정 : 무기 휴대의 권리
발표자 데이비드 콜리어 교수 (한동대학교 국제법률대학원)
토론자 에릭 앤더슨 교수 (숭실대학교 법과대학)
휴식 (11:00 ~ 11:10)
한국의 과거사 청산과 사법부의 역할
발표자 백가윤 비서실장 (진실·화해를 위한 과거사정리위원회)
토론자 이상현 교수 (숭실대학교 법과대학)
질의 응답
폐회사 임상혁 교수 (숭실대학교 법과대학, EARR 실행위원장)


Jo Man Sik(조만식) 1883~1950
nom de plume: Godang
Jo Man Sik was an activist in Korea's independence movement. He became involved in the power struggle that enveloped North Korea in the months following the Japanese surrender after World War II, but the Soviet-backed communists eventually forced him from power. Placed under house arrest in 1946, he was reported to have died in a North Korean prison in 1950.

In 1905 Jo entered the Soongsil Middle School as a student. In his youth he was an activist within Korea's Christian community. After Japan's annexation of Korea in 1910 he became involved with his country's independence movement. His participation in the March 1, 1919. “3·1” (Korean: Sam-Il) peaceful protest marches against Japanese colonialism led to his arrest and detention, along with tens of thousands of other Koreans. After his release, he dedicated himself to the non-violent resistance of Japanese occupation, a stance which earned him the epithet "The Gandhi of Korea". He advocated the principle of self-sufficiency for Korea. Jo formed the Korean Products Promotion Society, intending to encourage Koreans to buy domestically-produced goods to instill Korean spirit.
In August 1945, around the end of World War II, Godang organized governing councils throughout the north so as to maintain stability in the power vacuum. The councils members were generally composed of right-wing nationalists who opposed communism. The Army of the Soviet Union arrived in Pyongyang following the Japanese surrender and placed Jo under house arrest. It is generally believed that Jo executed along with other political prisoners during the early days of the Korean War.
Godang is lecturing < Introduction to Law > at Soongsil University. (1930's)