Bio (Rob Milen)
Rob Milen loves to support, mentor and engage others. He enjoys finding the balance between communities and cultures and the rigid structures of law, both domestic and international. He delights in complex negotiations and shifting policy to provide solutions. Milen’s experience is varied and includes insight into legislative governance, electoral reforms, research, policy development, politics, refugee and farmworker issues and Indigenous and other human rights.
Milen helped establish the first Transition House for women in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1975. He has been an environmental legal consultant to the Republic of Mozambique and worked with the Carter Center in Guyana on civil society development and judicial reform. He took part in creating a ground breaking agreement on contaminated sites in Saskatchewan and has worked with First Nations and Métis communities. He worked with the Royal Commission on Electoral Reform and Party Financing and the Royal Commissions on Aboriginal Peoples.
Milen holds a Bachelor of Laws (1974) and a Bachelor of Arts (1970) from the University of Saskatchewan. He also holds a mediation certificate from the Law Society of Saskatchewan. Milen is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and former member of the Law Society of Saskatchewan and the Law Society of the Northwest Territories. He received the John Stratychuk Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Human Rights in 1988.