Yee Mon Htun is a Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law, International Human Rights Clinic, Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School. Born in Myanmar, she fled her country and immigrated to Canada as a government sponsored refugee. She has an undergraduate degree in Criminology and Women’s Studies from Simon Fraser University and a Juris Doctor (J.D. specializing in International Law) from Dalhousie University.
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. She continues to work extensively on gender justice issues and is involved with law reform efforts to advance human rights in Myanmar