Sharon K. Hom, Executive Director of Human Rights in China (HRIC), leads its human rights and media advocacy and strategic policy engagement with NGOs, governments, and multi-stakeholder initiatives. She is also adjunct professor of law and directs the China and International Human Rights Research Program of the Robert Bernstein Human Rights Institute at NYU School of Law. Professor of law emerita at the CUNY School of Law, Hom taught law for 18 years, including training judges, lawyers, and law teachers at eight law schools in China. Hom has presented extensively on a variety of human rights issues before key U.S., European, and international policymakers. She regularly appears as guest and commentator in broadcast programs worldwide, and is frequently interviewed by and quoted in major print media. In 2007, she was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the “50 Women to Watch.”

HRIC has covered human rights and democracy developments in Hong Kong extensively, and initiated a “Conversations Toward a Democratic Future” project that brings together young Hong Kongers and mainlanders living in Hong Kong.

Last Updated: March 31, 2017



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