Sharon Hom
Executive Director, Human Rights in China

Sharon Hom was born in Hong Kong. She received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and her J.D. from the New York University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden Scholar.

Hom has over 16 years of experience in Sino-American law training and legal exchange initiatives. She was a Fulbright Scholar in China (1986â€"88), served on the U.S.-China Committee on Legal Education Exchange with China (CLEEC) (1990-2000), and was a faculty member and program director for the U.S. Clinical Legal Education Workshop convened at Tsinghua University School of Law (2000). She was also a scholar-in-residence at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center in Italy (2000).

She has participated in numerous NGO, corporate, multilateral and bilateral consultations and workshops. She has testified on behalf of HRIC before a number of international policy makers, including the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the European Parliament, and has given numerous presentations at major conferences on human rights and China organized by non-governmental groups such as the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and World Press Freedom Committee.

She currently sits on the advisory board of Human Rights Watch/Asia (1995-present) and on the Committee on Asian Affairs (1998-present) of the Bar Association of the City of New York.

Hom's research and publications focus on Chinese legal reforms, trade, technology, corporate social responsibility, and international human rights.

Contracting Law (1996, 2000)
English-Chinese Lexicon of Women and Law (Yinghan funu yu falu cihuishiyi) (UNESCO, 1995)

Chinese Women Traversing Diaspora: Memoirs, Essays, and Poetry (1999)

Challenging China: Struggle and Home in an Era of Change (2007)

“The Promise of a People's Olympics,” China's Great Leap: The Beijing Games and Olympian Human Rights Challenges (2008), (Minky Worden, ed.)

Writings by Sharon Hom  (View Biography)

Title Date
China: Spectacle of Power, Deep Insecurity2009/10/05
China: Lawyers Beaten for Representing Falun Gong2009/06/16
China: Law Firm Punished for Support of Direct Bar Election2009/02/26
China: More Reformers Detained2009/01/20
Chinese Authorities Continue to Harrass Reformers2009/01/16
China: Calls for Reform2009/01/15

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