Phelim Kine oversees the research and investigations team at PHR, supporting and expanding our framework of investigating, documenting, and advocating to prevent human rights violations. In his role, Phelim leads the team’s current and future work, and coordinates its growth and strategic vision to ensure that PHR is on the front lines worldwide of holding human rights abusers accountable.
Before joining PHR, Kine spent 11 years at Human Rights Watch (HRW) doing research and advocacy in countries including Afghanistan, China, Indonesia, and the Philippines; he spent the last five years as deputy director of HRW’s Asia division. Prior to becoming a human rights researcher and advocate, Kine was an Asia-based foreign correspondent, including in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, and Taiwan.
Kine holds a BA in sociology from Carleton University in Ottawa, and is currently an adjunct professor in the Hunter College Roosevelt House Human Rights Program. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and speaks basic Bahasa Indonesian, French, and Spanish.