Daniel Aum

Daniel Aum, ICAS Associate, is a Legal Fellow with the International Strategic Litigation Unit at the Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Center for Justice and Human Rights. He works primarily with RFK Laureates and staff identifying and bringing high impact human rights cases before international and regional mechanisms as well as supporting other Partners for Human Rights programs.

Daniel comes to the RFK Center from the U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea where he worked on a range of issues including international human rights law, refugee law, consular relations, international criminal law, sanctions regimes, information infrastructures, and transitional justice mechanisms. As a student attorney for The George Washington International Human Rights Clinic, Daniel partnered with the U.S. member of the UN International Law Commission drafting a report, Comparative Law Study and Analysis of National Legislation Relating to Crimes Against Humanity and Extraterritorial Jurisdiction. Daniel's experience in US courts includes serving indigent criminal defendants draft motions, discovery requests, and memos while at The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia; while in the chambers of a Texas state civil district court judge, he wrote bench memos, discussed litigation strategies, and gained insight into judicial decision-making. Peripherally, Daniel studied Republic of Korea incorporation and trade law working with a U.S. trading company.

During law school, Daniel was an associate on The George Washington International Law Review, Co-President of Street Law, and member of the Mock Trial Board and Alternative Dispute Resolution Boards, and often served indigent clients with the Christian Legal Aid Clinic. He is a multiple recipient of the Korean American Scholarship Foundation Scholarship, and also received The George Washington University Law School Public Interest Scholarship, Deanís Certificate of Pro Bono Service, and The Presidentís Volunteer Service Award.

Daniel holds a J.D. from George Washington University Law School and a B.A. from Baylor University. He is licensed to practice in the states of New York and New Jersey.

Links for Daniel Aum
Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea: The Case for U.S. Leadership and Action
bulletin of January 21, 2014
DPRK Government Before the International Criminal Court:
The Cheonan and Yeonpyeong Island Attacks



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