Sharon Hom is the Executive Director of Human Rights in China (HRIC). She leads HRIC’s human rights and media advocacy and strategic policy engagement with NGOs, governments, and multi-stakeholder initiatives. She has testified on a variety of human rights issues before key E.U., U.S., and international policymakers, including think tanks and government bodies, and participated in five of the E.U.-China Human Rights Legal seminars since 2004. She has appeared as guest and commentator in broadcast programs worldwide and is frequently interviewed by and quoted in major print media. She was named by The Wall Street Journal as one of 2007’s “50 Women to Watch” for their impact on business.
Hom also taught law for eighteen years, including training judges, lawyers, and law teachers at eight law schools in China over a fourteen-year period in the 1980s and 1990s. She is a Professor of Law Emerita at City University of New York School of Law.
Hom has published extensively on Chinese legal reforms, trade, technology, and international human rights and women’s rights, including most recently chapters in The Unfinished Revolution: Voices from the Global Fight for Women’s Rights (Seven Stories Press, 2012) and Gender Equality, Citizenship and Human Rights: Controversies and challenges in China and the Nordic countries (Routledge, 2010).