Sharon Hom

On January 21, Sharon Hom, the Executive Director of Human Rights in China (HRIC) visited USALI to discuss her career and life. She came to the United States when she was only five years old, originally born in Hong Kong. Her career began in New York, where worked with homeless in the 1970s.

Hom also discussed her years teaching law, training judges, lawyers, and law teachers at eight law schools in China over a fourteen-year period in the 1980s and 1990s. She also discussed her experiences as a Professor of Law at City University of New York School of Law. 

Currently, Sharon runs 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.