Head of Programs

Melanie HYDEMelanie HYDE, 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 is 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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