Phelim Kine

Senior Director- Asia


Phelim Kine is the Senior Director – Asia and runs and supports campaigns to protect native ecosystems, address climate change and secure indigenous community land rights across the countries Waxman works in Asia. Phelim is the former Deputy Program Director and Director of Research & Investigations at Physicians for Human Rights where he led research and campaigning on human rights abuses in Myanmar, Sudan, Syria, Yemen and along the Mexican border with the United States. Phelim spent eleven years at Human Rights Watch (HRW) doing research and campaigning 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 campaigner,  Phelim was an Asia-based foreign correspondent in countries including Taiwan, Cambodia, China, and Indonesia. Phelim is an adjunct instructor 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,, The Guardian and Al