S. Korean professor re-elected as member of U.N. General Assembly's int'l law commission

A South Korean law professor has been re-elected as a member of the United Nations General Assembly's subsidiary commission on the development of international law, the foreign ministry said Friday, according to Yonhap.

Park Ki-gab, professor at Korea University in Seoul, was one of the 34 members elected on Thursday in New York to serve a five-year term at the International Law Commission (ILC), whose mission is to promote the progressive development of international law.

A total of 46 candidates competed for the 34-seat commission.

South Korea, along with Japan, India, Jordan, China, Vietnam and Qatar, took up the seven seats alloted for the Asian region.

It is Park's second consecutive term at the ILC.

"With the re-election of the ILC member from South Korea, (the country) would be able to boost its contribution to the development of international law as well as its national reputation in the sector," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

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