Zoë Eunjae Lee

Managing Editor/ Research Assistant
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Zoë Eunjae Lee is the managing editor of the Nordic Journal of Human Rights, a journal published quarterly by Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group on behalf of the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, and the research assistant for the research group, Human Rights and Sustainable Development: Law and Policy Research.


Zoë Eunjae Lee received her BA in Political Science: International Relations, with a minor in Law and Society, at the University of California, San Diego. Her undergraduate studies included a year at Yonsei University, where she studied the politics and relations of North and South Korea, Japan, and China. 

She holds a MPhil in the Theory and Practice of Human Rights at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo. Her master's thesis, titled Flight in Legal Limbo: An analysis of the public-private protection dilemma against refoulement of North Koreans in flight, explores the protection void presented in the case study of North Korean refugees and questions whether the findings prompt the international community to reinterpret non-refoulement obligation. 

Zoë has international experience in NGO field work, research, project and grant management with organisations such as: The Asia Foundation, UNHCR, US Department of State (DHL), Asan Institute of Policy Studies, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, Norwegian Human Rights Fund, Amnesty International, ECPM, and PSCORE. 

She is fluent in both Korean and English and has experience in translating and interpreting for the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, among others.


Academic Interests

  • Refugee law and human rights
  • Migration
  • DPRK (North Korea)/ Korean peninsula
  • Women's rights 
  • Intersectionality
Tags: Human Rights, Nordic Journal of Human Rights, Sustainable development, refugee rights, migration, human rights and development, North Korea
Published Sep. 13, 2017 2:35 PM - Last modified Oct. 16, 2017 5:23 PM