Yee Htun has more than ten years of international advocacy experience working on behalf of refugee and migrant communities. Most recently, she was a clinical fellow with the International Human Rights Clinic and the Director of the Myanmar Program for Justice Trust.
Prior to joining Justice Trust, Yee was selected by women Nobel Peace Laureates from Nobel Women’s Initiative to coordinate and lead the first-ever international campaign to stop rape and sexual violence in conflict (2011-2012). She has authored numerous advocacy reports on Myanmar, which have been submitted to the United Nations and its Special Rapporteurs.
Yee was born in Myanmar and left the country after the pro-democratic uprising in 1988. She immigrated to Canada as a government sponsored refugee. Yee has an undergraduate degree in Criminology and Women’s Studies from Simon Fraser University and a Juris Doctor (J.D. in International Law) from Dalhousie University. She is the recipient of the Robert A. Samek Award for excellence in General Jurisprudence and the David M. Jones Memorial Prize for being a source of inspiration to the Faculty and Law School Community.
“Medical Crisis for Political Prisoners of Letpadan Case” (Justice Trust, December 2015)
“Hidden Hands Behind Communal Violence in Myanmar” (Justice Trust, March 2015)
“Caught Between Two Hells” (Burmese Women’s Union, June 2007)
“Burma: The Current State of Women in Conflict Areas – A Shadow Report to the 22nd Session of CEDAW” (Women’s League of Burma, June 2000)
“UN Investigation Can Help Move Myanmar Down the Path of Democracy”
“Investing in International Human Rights in the Age of Trump”
(Co-authors Anna Crowe and Emily Nagisa Keehn, Human Rights Program blog, 12/15/16)