Rutaban Yameen is an Australian lawyer. Prior to joining the Diplomacy Training Program, she worked at the crossroads of research, policy and advocacy in refugee and migration and human rights-based non-profit organisations. Her research intersected with questions of child rights and safety in the context of country-of-origin protection mechanisms and mandatory detention. She held several research and editorial positions including at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Asylum Insight, and the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law. She graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Master of Laws specialising in international human rights law.