Clinical Advocacy Fellow
Yee Htun is the Director of Myanmar Program for Justice Trust, a legal non-profit that partners with lawyers and activists to strengthen communities fighting for justice and human rights. She has more than ten years of international advocacy experience working on behalf of refugee and migrant communities.
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.