Scott Greathead is Senior Counsel in the New York City office of Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP and the CEO of World Monitors Inc., which works with global corporations and others on strategies for responsible business practices. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Human Rights First (formerly the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights), which he co-founded in 1978. He has visited more than a dozen countries on human rights fact-finding missions for organizations such as Human Rights First, Human Rights Watch and the International League for Human Rights. He is an officer or director of several public interest organizations, including the American Conservation Association, and Human Rights in China, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He also serves on the advisory committee of the Business and Economic Relations Group of Amnesty International USA. From 1984 to 1990, Greathead served as the First Assistant Attorney General of New York State.
Secretary & Acting Treasurer
Robin Munro has been a researcher and writer on human rights in China since the late 1970s. He has published numerous books and articles, including China's Psychiatric Inquisition, a ground-breaking study of the misuse of psychiatry in China to punish dissent. He is currently FCLB's executive director. From 2003 to 2015, he was research director and then deputy director at China Labour Bulletin. During 1999-2002, he was the Sir Joseph Hotung senior research fellow at SOAS, London University. During 1989-98, he served as principal China researcher for Human Rights Watch and founded and directed HRW's Hong Kong/China office. Prior to that, during 1986-89, he was a China researcher at Amnesty International's International Secretariat in London. Munro's eyewitness account of the clearing of Tiananmen Square by the Chinese army on the night of June 3-4, 1989 (published in The Nation magazine in June 1990) has become a standard reference work on that fateful event.
Formerly head of the international department of CISL, the Italian Confederation of Workers’ Unions, Cecilia Brighi currently works with trade unions and worker groups across Asia, focusing on China, Burma, India, Pakistan, Korea and the Philippines. She has taken part in all World Trade Organization (WTO) summits since the organization's founding in 1995. She chaired the Health, Safety and Environment Committee of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU, now ITUC) for five years. And for 15 years, she took part in the International Labour Organization's (ILO) formulation of new conventions on the health and safety of miners, the worst forms of child labor, and major industrial hazards. She was a Worker Member of the ILO Governing Body (2001-2008); Worker Chair of the Committee of the ILO's Conference on Sustainable Enterprise (2007); and in 1997-2006, a delegate to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
David N. Dorn
David Dorn currently serves as Special Assistant to the Secretary General of the Education International (EI). Formerly, he was the long-term director of the International Affairs Department of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), where he supervised the expansion of the AFT's work in defense of human rights and teacher's union rights worldwide. In addition to serving on the FCLB board, Dorn is currently a board member of the Institute for International Study (IIS), a Washington, DC based NGO.
Han Dongfang is the founder and executive director of China Labour Bulletin (CLB). He has been an outspoken advocate for workers' rights in China for almost three decades. He first came to prominence during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 when, as a railway worker, he helped set up China’s first independent trade union, the Beijing Autonomous Workers Federation (BWAF). In 1993 he was expelled to Hong Kong, and the following year he founded CLB. The group's mainland program work has since expanded to include the Labour Rights Litigation Project, the Collective Bargaining Project, and the Research, Media and Advocacy Project. Han has received numerous international awards, including the Democracy Award from the U.S. National Endowment for Democracy (1993), and the Gleitsman Foundation's International Activist Award (2005). Han hosts a twice-weekly talk show on Radio Free Asia, conducting in-depth interviews with Chinese workers and farmers. These interviews, broadcast into mainland China, afford a unique insight into the lives of ordinary working citizens, and are accessible via the CLB website.
A renowned labour rights activist and scholar, Winnie Ng is currently a distinguished visiting scholar at Ryerson University, Canada, developing courses on critical resistance and equity and on Asian-Canadian labour history, and doing research on precarious employment and its impact on the economy. She began her activist work in the labour movement in 1977 as a union organizer with the International Ladies Garment Workers Union; she went on to be the acting executive director of the Labour Education Centre, and for eight years was the Canadian Labour Congress' Ontario regional director. From 2011 to 2016, she held the position of Unifor-Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy at Ryerson, the first union-endowed chair at a Canadian university. She is the recipient of numerous distinctions, including the Urban Alliance on Race Relations Leadership Award, the United Farm Workers’ Cesar Chavez Black Eagle Award and the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award. Her doctoral thesis focused on re-imagining the labour movement from an anti-racism perspective.
Richard Tsoi Yiu-cheong
RIchard Tsoi Yiu-cheong [...]