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Hongxia Liu

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Hongxia Liu is the former Executive Director of the World Justice Project (WJP). She serves as a Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Section of International Law, Asia and Pacific Committee. Liu also serves as a Guest Professor[1] at the China University of Political Science and Law.

Early life and education[edit]

She grew up in China and received her Bachelor of Law degree from Peking University, Department of International Affairs in 1985. She continued her graduate studies in the United States, and received her Master of Arts degree in Public Policy from New York University in 1989.

Liu is a naturalized American citizen.


Liu joined the World Justice Project (WJP) as its Executive Director in October 2009 and served until August 2011.[2] Reporting to the Board of Directors, Liu was responsible for managing the daily operations and performance of WJP staff, projects, and activities. She has departed the World Justice project in 2011.

Before the WJP, Liu served more than one year as the Director of Legal Research at the Law Library of Congress of the United States. An academy of legal research on foreign, comparative and international law, Liu primarily provided research and reference services to the U.S. Congress, the federal courts, and executive agencies.

Liu served the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) as its Representative and Director for Asia and Pacific from 2006 to 2008. Based in Sydney, Australia, and with a diplomatic status accredited to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Liu led the strategy development for IDLO program expansion in the Asia and Pacific region.

From 2000 to 2006, Liu served as the founding Director of the International Legal Resource Center in Washington, DC, which is a joint project sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the American Bar Association (ABA), providing legal technical assistance to UNDP rule of law and good governance programs in developing countries worldwide.

Liu served as the President of the Washington Foreign Law Society (WFLS) from 2005–2006.

Earlier in her career, Liu served the American Bar Association's Central and Eastern European Law Initiative (CEELI) in Washington, DC, and the Academy for Educational Development in the Republic of Georgia.

Honours and awards[edit]

  • 2009: Outstanding Alumna at Peking University
  • 2005: Recipient of the "World Order Under Law" Award of the American Bar Association
  • 2003: Finalist for the U.S. Supreme Court Fellowship Program
  • 2002: Salzburg Fellowship in Austria, contributing to the program "Law as a Catalyst for Change in Asia"


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  2. The World Justice Project Appoints Executive Director

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