MIN JEE YAMADA PARK joined the IDC as the Asia-Pacific Programme Officer in 2019. Prior to that, she worked in the areas of detention monitoring, research, policy advocacy, and capacity building, particularly for government actors in Southeast Asia and Africa. Her previous role as a Policy and Research Coordinator with the Thailand Institute of Justice focussed on advocating for the humane treatment of marginalised groups including migrants, stateless persons and ethnic minorities in criminal detention and promoting the implementation of the relevant international human rights standards into national laws and policies in Southeast Asia. She has also published and spoken at various international and regional platforms on the experiences and challenges of vulnerable groups deprived of liberty, particularly women and their accompanying children, based on her extensive field research in detention facilities in Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand and Kenya.

Min received a Master of Arts in Development Studies from the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. She is currently based in Bangkok, Thailand.