Heather Neun | Board of Directors

Heather Neun is a lawyer and currently works in-house with a union, practicing in the areas of human rights and labour law. She previously practiced with a law firm that specialized in human rights, labour and Aboriginal law. While living in Costa Rica in 2008-2009, she volunteered with the Centre for Justice and International Law (CEJIL). As a member of CEJIL’s Mexico litigation team, she helped research and write submissions on behalf of victims with complaints before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Heather has been an active volunteer with LRWC since 2004, and monitored human rights violations and attacks on justice system operators in Guatemala. She helped write an amicus brief on equality rights in support of the petition of the Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group against Canada, which was heard by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C. in October 2011. She continues to work in various capacities for the advancement of human rights within the regional Inter-American Human Rights System. She holds a Masters of Philosophy in International Development Studies from the University of Sussex, U.K. She has an LL.B (J.D.). from U.B.C. and commences an LL.M. in 2012. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she worked at the community level in the promotion of human rights in Central America.