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Phelim Kine is the director of Research and Investigations at Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), supporting and expanding PHR’s framework of investigating, documenting, and advocating to prevent human rights abuses. Before joining PHR, Phelim spent eleven years at Human Rights Watch (HRW) doing research and advocacy on countries including China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Afghanistan as a researcher, advocate and deputy director of HRW’s Asia division.
Prior to becoming a human rights researcher and advocate, Phelim was an Asia-based foreign correspondent in countries including Taiwan, Cambodia, China, and Indonesia. Phelim is an adjunct professor in the Hunter College Roosevelt House Human Rights Program in New York City and his opinion pieces on human rights issues have appeared in publications including Foreign Policy, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN.com, The Guardian and Al Jazeera.com.