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Kim Chang-guk Biography
Kim Chang-guk

1st
Chairperson

Kim Chang-guk
Tenure

- Nov.25, 2001 - Dec.24, 2004

Career

- Chairperson ,The Investigative Commission on Pro-Japanese Collaborators' Property (2006~ present)
- Prosecutor (1966-1979)
- Lawyer (1981-2001)
- President, Seoul Bar Assoication (1993-1995)
- Co-President, People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (1996-1999)
- President, Korean Bar Association (1999-2001)

Choi Young-do Biography
Choi Young-do

2nd
Chairperson

Choi Young-do
Tenure

- Dec.24, 2004 - Mar.22, 2005

Career

- Judge (1965-1973)
- Lawyer (1976-2004)
- Lawyer (1981-2001)
- Human Rights Director, Korean Bar Association (1992-1995)
- Chairman, Lawyers for Democratic Society (1996-2000)
- Standing Co-President, Korean Human Rights Organization's Council (1996-2000)
- Co-President, People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (2002-2004)

Cho Young-hwang Biography
Cho Young-hwang

3rd
Chairperson

Cho Young-hwang
Tenure

- Apr.4, 2005 ~ Oct.1, 2006

Career

- JLawyer (1970-1999)
- Standing Director, Seoul Bar Association (1984-1987)
- Attoney-at-law, a public prosecution against sexual torture at Bucheon Police Station (1988-1989)
- Judge, Goheung-gun Court, Suncheon Brance, Gwangju District Court (2000-2004)
- Chief Ombudsman, Ombudsman of Korea (2004-2005)

Ahn Kyong-whan Biography
Ahn Kyong-whan

4th
Chairperson

Ahn Kyong-whan
Tenure

- Oct.30, 2006 ~ Jul.5, 2009

Career

- Vice Chair, International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (2007 to present)
- Chairman, Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (2007)
- Professor, College of Law Seoul National University (1987~2006.10)
- Advisory Jurist for The Asia Pacific Forum for National Human Rights Institutions (2003~2008)
- Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, Santa Clara Law School, U.S.A. (2005)
- Chairman, Committee of Legal Policy, Ministry of Justice, Korea (2003~2004)
- Chairman, University Reformation Committee, Ministry of Education (2003~2004)
- Founding Member of Board of Directors of the Asian Law Institute(ASLI) (2003~2004)
- President, The Korean Law School Deans' Association (2002~2004)
- Dean, College of Law, Seoul National University (2002~2004)
- President, The Korean Constitutional Law Association (1999~2001)
- Founding Chairman of the Steering Committee, People's Solidarity for the Participatory Democracy (PSPD, Chamyo Yondae) (1994~1999)
- Visiting Professor of Law, Southern Illinois University Law School, U.S.A. (1996~97)

Hyun Byung-chul Biography
Hyun Byung-chul

5, 6th
Chairperson

Hyun Byung-chul
Tenure

- Jul.17, 2009 ~ Aug.12, 2015

Career

- Dean, Hanyang Cyber University
- Dean, College of Law, Hanyang University
- President, The Korea Association of Comparative Private Law
- Vice President, The Korea Law Professors Association

Lee Sung-ho Biography
Hyun Byung-chul

7th
Chairperson

Lee Sung-ho
Tenure

- Aug.13, 2015 ~ Aug.12, 2018

Career

- Passed the 22nd judicial examination
- Judge, Seoul Central District Court, Masan District Court
- Judge, Busan High Court, Seoul High Court
- Research Judge, Supreme Court
- Chief Judge, Cheonan Branch of Daejeon District Court
- Chairperson, Election Commission, Cheonan City
- Chief, Cheonan Branch of Daejeon District Court
- Chief Judge, Suwon District Court, Dongbu Branch of Seoul Central District Court,
- Chairperson, Election Commission of Jongno District
- First Chief Judge, Chief Judge, Patent Court of Korea
- First Chief Judge, Chief Judge, Seoul High Court
- President, Seoul Southern District Court President, Seoul Central District Court
- Chairperson, Election Commission of Seoul Metropolitan City
- Chair, Working Group on Ageing, Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions

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