Former Intern-Monitors

vuthy-pictureNIN Vuthy has a degree in Public Law from Khemarak University and is currently completing his Bachelor’s Degree in the field of English Literature at Preah Sihanuk Raja Buddhist University. During the course of his studies he took courses in domestic and international law, defense case studies, trail court performance and wrote his thesis on labor arbitration. He is also interested in political science and international relations and follows the news closely.

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sathapor-p1Sathapor  THORN is a second year student at the Royal University of law and Economics (RULE). She is currently taking the English language based Bachelor of Law (ELBBL). In addition to her studies, Sathapor also volunteers as the ASEAN youth ambassador to end slavery (AYES) with the ASEAN Youth Council, which aims to end exploitation and prevent human trafficking. She is also interested in international human rights law and public international law.

 

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hanna-daych-photoHanna DAYCH is an international intern-monitor from Adelaide, Australia. She is in the fifth year of her undergraduate combined degree of International Relations and Laws and Legal Practice with a focus on international law and dispute resolution at University at Flinders. Hanna developed an interest in international conflict and resolution when she undertook a Masters Level Conflict Studies course at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. She is particularly passionate about gender-based crimes against humanity and victims’ rights.

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Michael CHEN is an international intern-monitor from Vancouver, Canada. He is a recent graduate of History and Economics at McGill University and is planning to pursue a JD. In his time here Michael hopes to develop his understanding of international law and to better appreciate the legacy of communism in Southeast Asia

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Louise RETTWEILER is an international intern-monitor from Marburg, Germany. Currently she is studying law in her third year, focusing on national and international criminal law. She is also a member of the trial monitoring program for the University’s international Research and Documentation Centre for War Crimes Trials (ICWC).

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Quito TSUI is a trial monitor from London, England who grew up in the Middle East. Currently a junior at Stanford, she is majoring in Political Science with a focus on international relations, political economy and global development. Prior to her internship at the WSD Handa Centre, she has spent time researching American domestic and foreign policy. She will also be interning at the Tuol Sleng Prison museum.

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Olina headshot.jpgBritni Olina CHAU is a trial monitor from California, United States. She is currently a student at Stanford University studying Human Biology and English. She staffs at Stanford’s community resource center, and is a member of the WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice Student Advisory Board.

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Alina headshotAlina UTRATA is a trial monitor from California, United States. She is a senior at Stanford University majoring in History and the Law and is currently writing her honors thesis on the impact of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in Bosnia. Prior to her internship at the WSD HANDA Center, she worked at the Balkan Institute for Conflict Resolution, Responsibility and Reconciliation in Sarajevo, Bosnia and conducted research in both Bosnia and The Hague.

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Lena MHARRIS-POMEROY- Photo. HARRIS-POMEROY is an international intern-monitor from Philipps-University Marburg, Germany. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Peace and Conflict Studies. In addition to her studies, Lena participates in the international trial monitoring program for the University’s International Research and Documentation Centre for War Crimes Trials (ICWC) in Marburg. Prior to her internship at the WSD HANDA Center in Cambodia she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. She has a strong interest in human rights and intends to pursue a career with the United Nations.

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Visot NOM is a national intern-monitor at WSD HANDA Center’s Cambodia Program. He is currently in his final year of study at the Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE) where he studies two different bachelor degrees in law: one in the Khmer language-based program and the other in the English language based bachelor of law (ELBBL). Visot is also a member of Cambodian International Law Students Association Chapter, where he focuses on public international law and moot court competitions. He has a strong interest in human rights law and international criminal law.

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Nicholas MAYCOCK is an international intern-monitor from Adelaide, South Australia. He is a recent graduate of Flinders University, where he completed a Bachelor of Law and Legal Practice and a Bachelor of International Studies, focusing on international and humanitarian law and majoring in international relations. When he finishes his internship with the WSD Handa Center he will commence an Honours degree in International Relations in July 2016 also at Flinders University.

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Sinvutha HENGSinvutha HENG is a national intern-monitor who will graduate from the English Language Based Bachelor of Law (ELBBL) at Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE) later in 2016. Sinvutha has studied English at both the Australian Center for Education (ACE) and at the International Computer School (ICS). Prior to joining the WSD Handa Center he worked as a legal researcher at the KHD E&C Development-Import.

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Chea Borakmony

Borakmony CHEA is currently pursuing a Bachelor Degree of Law (LL.B) from Pannasastra University of Cambodia (PUC). Previously, he worked as a national intern for the Civil Party Lead Co-lawyers Section at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). He also worked as a Project Coordinator for Crossroad Bible Institute Cambodia, in relation to prison proceedings. Borakmony is interested in Human Rights and Criminal Studies.

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Alexander BENZ is an international intern-monitor from Philipps-University Marburg, Germany, where he studies law. Currently in his third year, he is focusing on national and international criminal law and international human rights law. He works as a member of the trial monitoring program for the University’s International Research and Documentation Centre for War Crimes Trials (ICWC), in addition to his position at KRT Trial Monitor.

 

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Elizabeth passport photoElizabeth ORR is an international intern-monitor from Australia. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney, where she majored in history, American studies and French, and she is currently in the final year of her Juris Doctor at Macquarie University, where she focuses on international law and international dispute settlement. Elizabeth developed an interest in humanitarian and social justice issues through her study of international human rights law and international environmental law, and she is particularly interested in human rights as they relate to gender.

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Thi SON is an international intern-monitor, currently studying at Macquarie University in her fifth year of a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in international relations. Thi’s study of international criminal law, human rights, and discrimination law have sparked an interest in humanitarian and social justice issues, particularly the dynamics and constructs of such issues within an international environment. 

 

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Talisa ZUR HAUSEN is an international intern-monitor from Germany. She recently received her Bachelor’s degree in European Studies at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. During her studies, she became increasingly interested in the field of transitional justice and memory politics, and she based her thesis on Estonia’s approach to restitution. She thus conducted research during her semester abroad in Estonia and pursued internships in Tajikistan, another post-Soviet country currently aiming to cope with its Soviet past. She is Afghan and German and is planning on pursuing her Master’s degree in International Cooperation and Development at Cattolica University in Milan, Italy.

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Judith KAISER is an international intern-monitor from Philipps-University Marburg, Germany, where she is enrolled in a Master’s proPic_1_Judith Kaisergram in Peace and Conflict Studies. She is a member of the international trial monitoring program for the University’s International Research and Documentation Centre for War Crimes Trials (ICWC), and she also works as a research assistant at the Centre for Conflict Studies. Judith holds a B.A. in Social and Cultural Anthropology with a minor in Public International Law from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, and she previously worked as an intern at the German Institute for Human Rights.

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jsp1Joy SCOTT is an international intern-monitor from Washington, D.C. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in History with a concentration in Global Affairs from Stanford University. While earning her degree, she works as a Research Assistant for the Stanford Human Rights Center, and she plans on pursuing a career in international criminal law.

 

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LillyGillLillian GILL is an international intern-monitor and Stanford undergraduate. She hails from Guam, where she worked in the District Court of Guam and the Superior Court of Guam on projects such as firearm removal and domestic violence recidivism research. Most recently, Lillian operated in the court’s Probation Division on client intake and drug testing and facilitated family violence group counseling sessions with the Client Services and Family Counseling Division in an effort to rehabilitate convicted perpetrators of domestic violence.  She is currently pursuing degrees in English and Feminist Studies with a Global Studies focus and hopes to enter law school after graduating from Stanford.

Davis ChhoaDavis CHHOA is an intern-monitor from the United States. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree at Stanford University. He is interested in learning more about international law and how the Khmer Rouge Tribunal operates. Davis is also interested in how the Khmer Rouge Tribunal impacts the Cambodian community.

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Kenneth FaceKenneth TEA is an international monitor-intern from the United States. He is an undergraduate student at Stanford University, studying African and African American Studies. Kenneth is a Cambodian-American born and raised in California. He is interested in human rights, and he looks forward to entering work that benefits refugee populations.

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Ly Hout PhengHout Pheng LY is a Khmer intern-monitor. He is currently a third-year law student in the English Language-Based Bachelor of Law (ELBBL) program at the Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE). He previously participated in the national round of the Humanitarian Law Moot Court, and his team was awarded third prize for the Defense. He has also volunteered as a bilingual translator for the Documentation Center of Cambodia  (DC-Cam). Pheng plans to specialize in international environmental law and international criminal law, and he hopes to become a lawyer.

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Thorng VichhekaVichheka THORNG is a Khmer intern-monitor. She is currently a fourth-year law student in both the Khmer Program and the English Language-Based Bachelor of Law (ELBBL) program at the Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE). She joined the international Jean-Pictet Competition on international humanitarian law in 2014. Vichheka is writing a dissertation about copyright infringement on the Internet for her Bachelor’s degree, and she will graduate in 2015.

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LeaLea HUBER is an intern-monitor from Berlin, Germany. She recently completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Maastricht, and she is now planning on obtaining a Master in International Law. Lea is very interested in human rights and international politics, and she has worked in the past for Oxfam, the Goethe Institute, and a refugee aid center.

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Johanna HAMARK KINDBORG is an international intern-monitor from Stockholm, Sweden. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Human Rights from the University of Lund, Sweden. During her undergraduate studies, she completed an Erasmus exchange at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Johanna previously served as an intern at the Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee (CHRAC) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 2012. 
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Phoebe SABIN is an international intern-monitor from the United Kingdom. She has previously worked as a TEFL teacher in China and a research diver in Thailand, and she has since graduated from Sussex University in 2014 with a BA (Hons) in International Development. After her completion of two dissertations – one on the human rights of Syrian refugees, and another focused on the politicization of Cambodian memorial sites – Phoebe seeks a global career in the field of development and intends to work particularly in human development, social justice, or human rights. 

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Claire MCMULLEN is an international intern-monitor from Macquarie University,  Sydney, Australia. Currently studying a combined Bachelor of Arts (Politics and International Relations Major) with a Bachelor of Laws, Claire has a passion for social justice, human rights and international law. In 2014, she presented a paper at the G20 Youth Forum, Germany, on the failure of developed nations to address the discrimination and disadvantage of Indigenous Peoples. She has contributed to the establishment of a literacy program in Australia’s remote Indigenous Communities and also attended international summits in Turkey, New York, and Chicago. 

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LucyLucy SULLIVAN is an international intern-monitor from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Law with a Bachelor of Arts, Majoring in Development Studies and Cultural Change, with a minor in Public Policy, Law and Governance. Lucy is particularly interested in the way a country’s legal system affects its process of development, and the role the community has in enabling positive social change. In Australia Lucy has worked as an intern for an advocacy organization, and hopes her studies will enable her to continue to pursue a career in advocacy and community engagement in the future.

Stephanie TEH is a Singaporean intern-monitor who recently graduated with a LL.B from the National University of Singapore (NUS). Stephanie is interested in public international law, rule of law and development. During her one-year exchange program studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, she developed a strong focus on international law. She has been involved in pro bono research on the situation of migrant workers in Singapore and has also worked with the Centre for International Law of NUS on ASEAN international law issues. 

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Thilo GOTTSCHALK is an international intern-monitor from Germany. He is a law student at Philipps-University Marburg, focusing on medical law and international human rights law. He is also working as a trial monitor for the International Research and Documentation Centre for War Crimes Trials (ICWC) in addition to his position at AIJI.

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pichchamrongChamrong PICH is a Cambodian intern-monitor. He is currently a fourth- year law student in the English Language LLB program at the Royal University of Law and Economics. He has been participated in an international humanitarian law moot court and the Cambodia International Law Student Association. He has also worked as a legal intern at East West Management Institute for five months.

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Alvin YAP is a Singaporean intern-monitor who recently graduated from the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He was part of the team that represented Singapore at the 2012 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, after winning the Singapore National Round of the competition. He completed a research paper under the guidance of Prof. Simon Chesterman on the topic of sexual violence against men during armed conflicts.

AnneAnne LANG is an intern-monitor from Germany. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Social Science from Marburg University, Germany.  In her thesis “Transitional Justice in Cambodia? A Comparison of Social Scientific Analyses,” she focused on the establishment and work of the ECCC.   She is in her final year of the Peace and Conflict Studies master’s degree program at Marburg University.  Her research areas are transitional justice, gender, politics, societies, and transformation in Southeast Asia.

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Andrew GrantAndrew GRANT is an intern-monitor from the United States.  He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, with an emphasis in the Middle East from UC Berkeley. After representing the Egyptian Delegation in the 2013 Collegiate Model Arab League, he earned the award for top delegate on the Joint Defense Council.  While earning his degree, he also works as an undergraduate researcher with the War Crimes Studies Center.

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Eleanor PatonEleanor PATON is a monitor from the United Kingdom.  She is due to finish the Graduate Diploma in Law this May and is also volunteering at Conversations with Foreigners in Cambodia.  She has a background in political research and writing having worked at the public affairs agency Sovereign Strategy and the human rights charity ARTICLE 19. She holds an MA in Legal and Political Theory from University College London where her dissertation focused on the methodology of moral reasoning and she also holds a BA in History and Politics from Durham University.

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Passport photo med-1Elin WONG is an international intern-monitor from Singapore. She recently graduated with her LL.B from the National University of Singapore (NUS). Elin is interested in international criminal law, public international law and development issues. She has worked on issues relating to law and development in Southeast Asia, alternative dispute resolution, and was previously research assistant for a project on the Singapore War Crime trials committed during the Japanese Occupation. .

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GemmaGemma CHEW is an AIJI international trial monitor from Sydney, Australia. She is currently in her fifth year of a Bachelor of Law and Journalism at Macquarie University, and aspires to work in international criminal law when she graduates. She hopes to further develop her knowledge and understanding of national and international law in the ECCC as a hybrid international court.

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Picture 1Havi MIRELL is an intern-monitor from the United States. She recently received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Stanford University in History and the Law, with Honors from the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. At Stanford, Havi focused primarily on human rights and international justice initiatives in Africa. Her honors thesis explored the effectiveness of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme in its application to Zimbabwe’s blood diamond crisis. Havi has also worked as a researcher for the States in Transition Observatory at the Institute for Democracy in Africa in Pretoria, South Africa and as a research assistant to Stanford University Professor Terry Karl, relative to the impact of trials on historical consciousness and collective memory.

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AustinHuakun TANG is an intern-monitor from China. He holds a Bachelor Degree of Laws from China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) and is also a Pre-Lawyer of the Bar Association of Chengdu, China. He is completing a three-month internship at AIJI to help with legal and procedural research, trial monitoring and outreach programs at Cambodian universities in Phnom Penh.

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10637721_10203761398009386_1038293813_nJacob GARNER is an international intern from Hawaii. He is currently a law student at William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii. Jacob is studying the junction between international human rights law and economic development, specifically focusing on the Pacific-Asia region.

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Jessica MawrenceJessica MAWRENCE is an intern-monitor from the United States. She is currently in her second year of the J.D. program at Santa Clara University School of Law and working toward an International Public Interest Law Certificate. She is an Associate for the Santa Clara Journal of International Law as well as the External Vice President of the Santa Clara chapter of the International Law Students Association. Her Bachelor of Arts focused on Latin American Studies and Human Rights, and her thesis analyzed Mapuche resistance against the Chilean State as a response to state repression.

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JohnResizeJohn REISS is a trial monitor from the United States.  He is currently a student at the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law, where he hopes to focus his studies on international law.   He received a BS in anthropology from the University of Utah, and an MA in diplomacy from Norwich University, where one of his major research areas was Cambodia’s history and post-conflict reconstruction.  Before returning to academic studies, Mr. Reiss worked for several years in Spain, Chile, Vietnam, and Malaysia.

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 Juan Pablo STEIN is an intern-monitor who received his degree in International Relations (focusing on international law and development economics) from the Catholic University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. During his studies and after, he worked with leading regional finance teams of multinational companies, including Accenture and Microsoft.

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KosalKosal SOR is a Cambodian trial monitor intern from Phnom Penh.  He is currently in his third year in the law program at the Cambodian University of Specialties.  He has also studied computer sciences and English literature.  He is excited to learn about the role of national and international law and procedure at the ECCC, as well as the rights of the accused and the civil parties.

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UntitledMakara CHHOEURN is a national intern at AIJI. He is currently a third year student at Royal University of Law and Economics. He is interested in criminal and international humanitarian law. .

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lonhngetNget LONH is a national intern-monitor. He is a third-year student majoring in Law at Pannasastra University of Cambodia (PUC). He previously worked for six months as a national intern with the Office of Co-Investigating Judges, at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. He has also worked as assistant coordinator for the Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s programs at PUC Legal Clinic.

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PisethPiseth HUY is a Cambodian trial monitor intern.  He is really pleased to work with an organization that is dedicated to getting more justice in the world.  He studies at two different universities in Cambodia: the Law University and Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia.

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picture-for-bio1Prakash NAIR is a Singaporean monitor-intern. She recently graduated from George Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations.  In this field, she focused on conflict and security. She also completed a minor in Socio-Cultural Anthropology. She previously served as an intern for Access to Justice Asia.

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phalla-chhoeunPhalla CHHOEUN is a Cambodian intern monitor. He is currently a fourth year law student studying in the English Language Based Bachelor of Law Program (ELBBL) at Royal University of Laws and Economics. He used to work as an intern of French translator and interpreter at French association Enfants d’Asie ASPECA. He has been working as an Administrative Director for six years at the private polyclinic and maternity.

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pheakdey-chumPheakday CHUM Pheakdey CHUM is a Cambodian intern monitor. He is a monk for 14 years and stays in Sarawon pagoda, Phnom Penh.  He is currently a Law student in final year in the English Language Based Bachelor of Law Program (ELBBL) at the Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE). He also participated in the International Committee of the Red Cross Moot Court Competition in 2012.

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Ramu NACHIAPPAN is a 4th year Bachelor of Laws student at the National University of Singapore. In 2011, he participated in the Oxford, Monroe E Price Moot Competition and has been engrossed in International Law ever since. He spent a semester in Georgetown University Law Center as part of his Student.
Screen Shot 2014-06-17 at 2.17.19 PMRany SONG is a national intern with AIJI. She recently graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Law from Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia. She completed her senior project on Employment and Labor Law in Cambodia and has also taught basic legal education focusing on human rights to high school students in various provinces in Cambodia.
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Sadaf KashfiSadaf KASHFI graduated from McGill University in social context of business and social psychology.  She went on to intern for Coady International Institute as a marketing and as a training associate for a farmers’ cooperatives in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. She is now starting her second year at William S. Richardson School of Law in Hawaii.
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Samantha LEESamantha LEE is an intern-monitor from the United States.  She had recently completed her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations at Stanford University, where she focused on the politics of international human rights law and retrospective justice.  Sam has also served as a legal intern for the Greater Boston Legal Services Immigration Unit.

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20150112_124540-1Sambor HUY is a national intern-monitor, originally from Kampong Thom Province, Cambodia. She graduated with a BA in Law, from University of Cambodia (UC) in November 2014. Sambor has also attended a summer school program on international criminal law and human rights law, held in July and August 2014 in Phnom Penh, and organized by the Institute for International Peace and Security Law at the University of Cologne, Germany.
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sarun-sousSarun SOUS Sarun SOUS currently pursues a bachelor in Law in English Based Bachelor Language Program (ELBBL) at Royal University of Law and Economics. Sarun graduated English proficiency at American Intercon Institute (AII). Sarun also got an honorable award as a Great Class Monitor and Best Class Participation at AII. Moreover, Sarun won the debate competition by standing at the 1st rank of the group and gain a gold medal.

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Sonan SornSonan SORN is a Cambodian intern monitor. She is currently a fourth year Law student studying in the English Language Based Bachelor of Law Program (ELBBL) at the Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE). Previously she has been working as an office assistant at RULE.

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photo-1Stephanie FUNG is an intern-monitor from the United States. She is currently pursuing her bachelors degree in History and French at UC Berkeley. After receiving UC Berkeley’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship for the summer of 2013, she began conducting research on the development of a national collective memory on the Khmer Rouge period, which will contribute to her graduating thesis. During the academic year, Stephanie also works as an undergraduate researcher at UC Berkeley’s War Crimes Studies Center.

TobiasTobias RÖMER is an AIJI international trial monitor. Currently, he is a third year law student at the Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany, focusing on international criminal law. Previously, he studied history. He is also working for the International Research and Documentation Centre for War Crimes Trials (ICWC) in Marburg. After monitoring a local court, he hopes to learn more about a hybrid international court while bringing in his experiences to enrich AIJI’s KRT monitoring program.

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profile pictureYumna ARIF is in her final year of a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce at Macquarie University, Sydney. She has completed placements with The Public Defender’s Office and Refugee Advice and Casework Service with a view to practicing as an international human rights lawyer with a focus on refugees. She is completing a three-month internship at AIJI to help with legal and procedural research, trial monitoring and outreach programs at Cambodian universities in Phnom Penh.

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