Chew Fei Phang
Human Rights Scholar
Transitional Justice Scholar
Biography

Chew Fei Phang holds a LLB from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom. Her interest in human rights developed when she assisted with substantive research at the Bristol Human Rights Implementation Centre for the African Commission and Court on Human and People’s Rights. After graduating from law school, Chew Fei was selected for an internship with United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Supreme Court Chamber). Thereafter, she interned at the International Bar Association (North America Office) in Washington, D.C. where she worked with U.S. Senate staffers, research institutes and human rights NGOs to develop a concept paper on North Korean human rights abuses. This culminated in a conference with speakers from the U.S. State Department, U.S. Senate and the South Korean Embassy.

After being admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore, Chew Fei worked as a commercial litigator in Singapore but made a career switch to human rights work full-time by taking up a Research and Advocacy Fellowship at Human Rights Now (HRN), a Tokyo-based international NGO with UN consultative status. At HRN she worked on business and human rights and the protection of human rights defenders, and had helped to teach human rights at the Myanmar Bar Association in Yangon. An active volunteer, she has assisted with legal clinics in Singapore as well as with various projects concerning the homeless, refugees and internally displaced people.

Chew Fei is currently a candidate for the International Legal Studies LLM at the NYU School of Law

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