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Young-Gil Kim


Title of research 

Local state enforcement factor, informal institution factor, and institutional compliance of law against domestic violence in the developing world: Case study in Timor-Leste

Brief overview of research topic:

Timor-Leste, who obtained independence in 2002 with assistance of the UN’s liberal peacebuilding, passed law against domestic violence in 2010. As of 2021, it is opportune time to assess institutional compliance of the law: what could affect institutional compliance of the law?  

Given the situation where Timorese government outsourced the rule of law programmes to the UN and international society, does local state enforcement matter for institutional compliance of the law? Why does local authority enforce it?

Does pervasive, diverse Timorese informal institution in relation to domestic violence affect compliance of the law? How would key players in the informal institution behave? Are their behaviours (not) conducive to the institutional compliance?


Master of Political Science, Korea University, South Korea (2007)

Bachelor of Arts, Yonsei University, South Korea (2005)

Certificate of International Human Rights Law, Seoul National University, South Korea (2010)

Field experience

As an officer in South Korea Government Agency for International Development,

Dispatch Service (Timor-Leste/2016-2017)

Short-term Overseas Business Trip (Afghanistan, Cambodia, China, El-Salvador, India, Laos, Mongolia, Morocco, Pakistan, Philippines, Senegal, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Vietnam) 


As a Military Officer (1st Lieutenant/Lecturer),

I taught International Relations Theory, International Organisation, and Korea’s National Defence at Korea Army Academy at Yeongcheon (2007 – 2008) 

I served as a teaching assistant (TA) for Prof. Han, Sung-Joo's class “What is diplomacy?” in 2005 at Korea University. Prof. Han was Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Korea from 1993 to 1994.

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Young-Gil is supervised by Professor Louise Haagh and Professor Paul Gready

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