Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law
Yee Htun is a Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law at the International Human Rights Clinic. She is on leave for the 2020-2021 school year. She works extensively on gender justice issues and has been involved with law reform efforts to advance human rights in Myanmar.
Yee has more than ten years of international advocacy experience. Her reports on behalf of human rights defenders, refugees, internally displaced people and migrant communities have been submitted to the United Nations and its Special Rapporteurs.
Prior to teaching at Harvard Law School, she served as the Inaugural Director of Myanmar Program for Justice Trust and was selected by women Nobel Peace Laureates from Nobel Women’s Initiative to coordinate and lead the first-ever global campaign to stop rape and sexual violence in conflict.
Yee was born in Myanmar and fled 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 received the Robert A. Samek Award for excellence in General Jurisprudence and the David M. Jones Memorial Prize for being a source of inspiration to her alma mater
“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)