Country Team


LinaCropLina TAY, Acting Head of Cambodia Programs for WSD Handa Center.

He holds a Master of Laws degree in Public International Law from the Transnational Laws and Business University, Republic of Korea. During his field study in Europe, Lina visited prominent international courts such as the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Court, and the International Court of Justice. This sparked his interest in international crimes, especially the ECCC’s Case 002. Lina obtained a Bachelor of Law with National Scholarship from the Royal University of Law and Economics in 2011.


Somaly pictureSomaly KUM, Project Officer with the WSD Handa Center, Cambodia Programs

Somaly holds a Master of Laws Degree in Public Law from the Royal University of Law and Economics. Somaly previously worked as an intern and a program assistant to Khmer Rouge Trial Justice Project and Land & Natural Resources Rights Project for Cambodia Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) since 2010. She also obtained two different Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting from the National University of Management (NUM) and in Management from Preah Kossomak Political Institute in 2012.


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Daniel MATTES, Consulant with the WSD Handa Center, Cambodia Programs

Daniel earned a Masters of Sciences Degree in global politics and global civil society from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He completed a dissertation analyzing the transnational activist response to capital-led rubber development in Cambodia’s Ratanakiri Province.  Daniel is originally from the United States, and he has monitored Case 002 in different roles with KRT Trial Monitor since 2012. He holds a B.A. from Stanford University in International Relations and Italian, with Honors from the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.


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Caitlin McCAFFRIE, Consulant with the WSD Handa Center, Cambodia Programs

Caitlin graduated with First Class Honours in International Studies from the University of Adelaide, where her thesis focused on French colonialism and France’s military intervention in Mali. She also holds a double Bachelor’s degree in Arts and International Studies, majoring in French, Chinese and politics. Prior to joining the AIJI team, Caitlin undertook internships with the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and United Nations Office for Project Services in Phnom Penh (UNOPS), and the Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva.


Mel photoMelanie HYDE, Former Head of Cambodia Programs for WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice

As the head of programs in Cambodia for the Handa Center, Melanie HYDE was responsible for coordinating a range of programs in Cambodia, including the Khmer Rouge Tribunal Monitoring Program at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), community outreach and various legal education initiatives related to rule of law and transitional justice. Melanie is an Australian qualified lawyer with a background in commercial law, human rights law and international criminal law. Melanie previously served as the Legal Advisor to the Handa Center, with a particular focus on legal education and fair trial rights. Prior to joining the Handa Center, Melanie worked on gender justice and equality initiatives in Australia, Afghanistan, Cameroon, Cambodia and Libya.  


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Vantha SIENG is an intern at AIJI and a third-year student undertaking an English Language Based Bachelor of Law (ELBBL) at Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE). During his studies, Vantha joined the International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition and won a medal of Best Memorial for the Defendant. Previously, Vantha worked at the Defense Support Section in Nuon Chea Team at the Extraordinary Chambers in Court of Cambodia (ECCC). Vantha is particularly interested in the research field and education of human rights. In addition, Vantha is a Founder and President of Ratanakiri Youth Group whose mission is to build and improve the capacity of youths in Ratanakiri Province.


SREY Nak 1SREY Nak is a Khmer intern at AIJI. She earned her bachelor degree in law in the English Language Based Bachelor of Law (ELBBL) program at the Royal University of Law and Economics in August 2015.  She has studied English at the Australian Centre for Education (ACE) and will complete the General English Program level 12 at ACE in June 2017. Nak has worked as a Khmer language transcriber at the ECCC for more than two years. Prior to this job she briefly worked as a trial monitor intern at Handa Center for a month and has also as a legal intern in the ECCC Trial Chamber. In mid-2016 Nak also worked as a Teaching Assistant for the Fair Trial Rights Class in the ELBBL Program at RULE.


Daniella MONTEMARANODaniella photo is an international intern-monitor from the United States. She is a second-year student in Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Foreign Service program. She holds a Huffington Graduate Fellowship at Georgetown’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, where she researches Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) operations in the Horn of Africa and the Lake Chad Basin. Prior to joining AIJI, Daniella managed peace-building projects in West and Southern Africa and the United States, addressing issues like women’s political participation in rural Cameroon and post-conflict reconciliation within the Liberian diaspora community.