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Dr Andrew Wolman


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City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Andrew Wolman joined City Law School as a Lecturer in Law in September 2018. He teaches on modules in Criminal Law on the LLB and GDL, along with International Criminal Law on the LLB and Law and War on the LLM.

Prior to joining City, Dr Wolman taught human rights and international law at the Graduate School of International and Area Studies of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, in Seoul, Korea. Before that, he worked as an Associate in the litigation department of the law firm White & Case, LLP and as an Assistant Counsel at the New York City Department of Transportation, where he specialised in environmental and land use law.

Dr Wolman’s research is focused on the development of refugee law and policy in East Asia, the international response to North Korean human rights violations, and the right to leave in the context of irregular migration. He has also published widely on the topic of sub-national human rights institutions and their relationships with other institutions and norms in the international human rights regime.

Dr Wolman has a PhD in Law from the University of Antwerp, an LLM in Environmental Law from George Washington University Law School, and a JD from the New York University School of Law. He received his BA in Politics from Princeton University.


  1. PhD in Law, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  2. LLM in Environmental Law, George Washington University Law School, United States
  3. JD, New York University School of Law, United States
  4. BA in Politics, Princeton University, United States


  1. Lecturer in Law, City, University of London, Sep 2018 – present
  2. Professor, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Mar 2015 – Aug 2018
  3. Associate Professor, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Mar 2012 – Feb 2015
  4. Assistant Professor, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Mar 2009 – Feb 2012
  5. Assistant Counsel, New York City Department of Transportation, Jul 2006 – Feb 2009
  6. Associate, White & Case LLP, Jun 2003 – Jan 2005


Geographic Areas

  • Asia - East


Internet publications (7)

  1. Wolman, A. (2018). Human Rights in North Korea: What Next? International Politics and Society.
  2. Wolman, A. (2017). Accountability for North Korean Human Rights Abuses: Five Questions. LSE Human Rights Blog.
  3. Wolman, A. (2017). The Emergence of Sub-National Human Rights Institutions and their Role in the International Human Rights Regime. Rights! Blog.
  4. Wolman, A. (2016). US Sanctions on North Korean Human Rights Violators: Exploring the Impact. Oxford Human Rights Hub.
  5. Wolman, A. (2014). The Republic of Korea: Reflecting on 25 Years of Transitional Justice. Middle East Institute.
  6. Wolman, A. and Chung, D. The Korean Constitutional Court Judgment on the Constitutionality of an Abortion Ban. Oxford Human Rights Hub.
  7. Wolman, A. Japan-Korea Relations Could Get Worse Before They Get Better. The Diplomat.

Journal articles (37)

  1. Wolman, A. (2019). The Role of Departure States in Combating Irregular Emigration in International Law: An Historical Perspective. International Journal of Refugee Law, 31(1), pp. 30–54.
  2. Wolman, A. and Goedde, P. (2018). North Korean Detention of US Nationals: International Law Violations and Means of Recourse. Cornell International Law Journal, 51(3), pp. 147–181.
  3. Wolman, A. (2018). Humanitarian Protection Advocacy in East Asia: Charting a Path Forward. Refugee Survey Quarterly, 37(1), pp. 25–43. doi:10.1093/rsq/hdx020.
  4. Wolman, A. (2017). The Response to Human Rights Abuses in North Korea: Problematizing Accountability. Korean Yearbook of International Law, 5.
  5. Wolman, A. (2017). National Human Rights Institutions and Their Sub-National Counterparts. International Human Rights Law Review, 6(1), pp. 1–29. doi:10.1163/22131035-00601002.
  6. Wolman, A. and Lazarow, A. (2017). Han Kim and State Accountability for Torture and Unlawful Killing. Journal of East Asia and International Law, 10(1), pp. 273–282.
  7. Wolman, A. (2017). Human Rights between the Local and Global: A Case Study of the Seoul Human Rights Ombudsperson. Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law, 18(1), pp. 78–107.
  8. Wolman, A. (2017). Sub-national Human Rights Institutions:a Definition and Typology. Human Rights Review, 18(1), pp. 87–109. doi:10.1007/s12142-016-0429-z.
  9. Wolman, A. (2017). Chinese Pressure to Repatriate Asylum Seekers: An International Law Analysis. International Journal of Refugee Law, 29(1), pp. 84–109. doi:10.1093/ijrl/eex007.
  10. Wolman, A. (2015). Japan and international refugee protection norms: Explaining non-compliance. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 24(4), pp. 409–431. doi:10.1177/0117196815606852.
  11. Wolman, A. (2015). Sub-National Human Rights Institutions and the Domestication of International Human Rights Norms. Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, 33(2), pp. 224–250. doi:10.1177/016934411503300206.
  12. Wolman, A. and Li, G. (2015). Saeteomin Asylum Seekers: The Law and Policy Response. International Journal of Refugee Law, 27(2), pp. 327–347. doi:10.1093/ijrl/eev017.
  13. Wolman, A. (2015). Sub-National Human Rights Institutions and Transgovernmental Networks. Nordic Journal of Human Rights, 33(2), pp. 110–131. doi:10.1080/18918131.2015.1044791.
  14. Wolman, A. (2015). Human Rights Reports from Illiberal States. Journal of Human Rights Practice, 7(1), pp. 166–176. doi:10.1093/jhuman/huu006.
  15. Wolman, A. (2014). The South Korean Citizenship of North Korean Escapees in Law and Practice. KLRI Journal of Law and Legislation, 4(2), pp. 225–253.
  16. Wolman, A. (2013). Looking Back while Moving Forward: The Evolution of Truth Commissions in Korea. Asian-Pacific Law and Policy Journal, 14(3), pp. 27–56.
  17. Wolman, A. (2013). Korea’s Refugee Act: A Critical Evaluation under International Law. Journal of East Asia and International Law, 6(2), pp. 479–496.
  18. Wolman, A. (2013). South Korea’s Response to Human Rights Abuses in North Korea: An Analysis of Policy Options. Asia Pacific Issues, (110), pp. 1–8.
  19. Wolman, A. (2013). Asylum for Persecuted Homosexuals in the Republic of Korea: A Review of Recent Cases. Forced Migration Review, 42, pp. 30–31.
  20. Wolman, A. (2013). The relationship between national and sub-national human rights institutions in federal states. The International Journal of Human Rights, 17(4), pp. 445–462. doi:10.1080/13642987.2012.762507.
  21. Wolman, A. (2013). The National Human Rights Commission of Korea and North Korean Human Rights: A Law and Policy Analysis. Yonsei Law Journal, 4(1), pp. 63–84.
  22. WOLMAN, A. (2013). National Human Rights Commissions and Asian Human Rights Norms. Asian Journal of International Law, 3(1), pp. 77–99. doi:10.1017/s2044251312000306.
  23. Wolman, A. (2012). North Korean Asylum Seekers and Dual Nationality. International Journal of Refugee Law, 24(4), pp. 793–814. doi:10.1093/ijrl/ees052.
  24. Wolman, A. (2011). National Human Rights Institutions and the Courts in the Asia-Pacific Region. Asia Pacific Law Review, 19(2), pp. 237–251. doi:10.1080/10192557.2011.11788250.
  25. Wolman, A. (2011). North Korean Escapees’ Right to Enter South Korea: An International Law Perspective. Yonsei Law Journal, 2(2).
  26. Wolman, A. (2011). Protection for Chinese Nationals Who Have Provided Humanitarian Assistance to North Korean Escapees: Recent Developments in U.S. Immigration Law. North Korean Review, 7(2), pp. 22–33. doi:10.3172/nkr.7.2.22.
  27. Wolman, A. (2010). Addressing Labor Rights Abuses at Overseas Korean Companies: The Role of the Korean State. Journal of Korean Law, 9(2), pp. 173–200.
  28. Wolman, A. (2010). The Equator Principles and Korean Banks. .
  29. Wolman, A. (2010). Subregionalism and transgovernmentalism in the emerging regional architecture for Asian human rights governance. HUFS Global Law Review, 2(1), pp. 107–133.
  30. Wolman, A. (2010). Abortion in Korea: A Human Rights Perspective on the Current Debate over Enforcement of the Laws Prohibiting Abortion. pp. 153–174.
  31. Wolman, A. (2009). Protecting Victim Rights: The Role of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea. Journal of East Asia and International Law, 2(2), pp. 7–7. doi:10.14330/jeail.2009.2.2.07.
  32. Wolman, A. (2006). Reducing Heavy-Duty Truck Idling; An Energy and Environmental Challenge. Penn State Environmental Law Review, 15, pp. 29–29.
  33. Wolman, A. (2004). A Review of Conservation Payment Initiatives in Latin America: Conservation Concessions, Conservation Incentive Agreements and Permit Retirement Schemes. William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, 28, pp. 859–859.
  34. Wolman, A. and Balto, D. (2003). Intellectual Property and Antitrust: General Principles. IDEA: The Journal of Law and Technology, 43(4), pp. 413–494.
  35. Wolman, A. (2003). Effluent Trading in the United States and Australia. Great Plains Natural Resources Journal, 8, pp. 1–25.
  36. Wolman, A. (2003). Conservation Easements in Latin America. ELNI Review, 2, pp. 27–32.
  37. Wolman, A. Combatting Hate Speech at the Local Level: A Comparison of East Asian and European Approaches. Nordic Journal of Human Rights / Nordisk Tidsskrift for Menneskerettigheter.

Reports (3)

  1. Wolman, A. (2013). Expert Opinion on Republic of Korea’s Nationality Law..
  2. Wolman, A. (2012). Human Rights Statistical Yearbook 2012..
  3. Wolman, A., Barreira, A. and Curiel, P.B. (2009). Restauracion de Ríos. guia juridica para el diseño y realizacion de proyectos.. ISBN 978-84-491-0919-5.


  1. Wolman, A. The Emerging Role of Sub-National Human Rights Institutions in the International Human Rights Regime. (PhD Thesis)

Other (6)

  1. Wolman, A. and Kim, J. (2018). Book Review of Marie Seong-Hak Kim, ed, The Spirit of Korean Law: Korean Legal History in Context (Martinus Nijhoff 2015).
  2. Wolman, A. (2016). Book Review of Hun Joon Kim, The Massacres at Mt. Halla (Cornell U Press 2014).
  3. Wolman, A. (2013). Book Review of Tae Ung Baik, Emerging Regional Human Rights Systems in Asia (CUP 2012).
  4. Wolman, A. (2012). Book Review of Ryan Goodman & Thomas Pegram, eds., Human Rights, State Compliance, and Social Change: Assessing National Human Rights Institutions (CUP 2012).
  5. Wolman, A. Book Review of Thomas Davis & Brian Galligan, Human Rights in Asia (Edward Elgar 2011).
  6. Wolman, A. Book Review of Penelope Mathew & Tristan Harley, eds., Refugees, Regionalism and Responsibility (Edward Elgar 2016).