Research and Projects Advisor, International Nuremberg Principles Academy
Research and Projects Advisor, International Nuremberg Principles Academy


Areas of Expertise
Genocide, Human Rights, International Justice, International Organizations, Transitional Justice, UN Human Rights System, United Nations

Region of Focus
East Asia and the Pacific

My PhD thesis, Transition And Justice In Cambodia: Process, Meaning And Narrative 1979-2014 was awarded a Social Sciences accolade for most groundbreaking subject matter by the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) at the ICAS 9 convention in Adelaide 2015. I have spent 22 month conducting filed work across Cambodia and have interviewed 90 Khmer Rouge era survivors, former KR cadre, religious and community leaders. My research interests include the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia(ECCC), Southeast Asian history and politics, Genocide Studies, Buddhist studies, Islamic studies, Human Rights, Transitional Justice, Peace-building and Legal Anthropology. I have presented my work at numerous conferences, and have been invited to guest lecture at the Universities in the UK, Europe and Asia on the topic of the Khmer Rouge trials and Cambodian society. I have taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the University of Westminster, I have also been invited to give seminars at the National University of Malaysia and the Royal University of Phnom Penh. I was a consultant for the Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee, a Human Rights NGO. I am part of the editorial team at the Network for Cambodia and Southeast Asia Studies (NCSEAS). I am currently Research and Projects Advisor to the Founding Director at The International Nuremberg Principles Academy and a Fellow of the University of Westminster Law and Theory Lab.

Recent Publications
[In Press:2016 ] ‘”No Justice without Narratives”: Transition, Justice and the Khmer Rouge Trials’ Transitional Justice Review, August 2016, London Ontario, Western University

(2015)‘Re-imagining the community? Cambodian Cham Muslims – experience, identity, intergenerational knowledge transfer and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia’, South East Asia Research 23, 1, March 2015 pp 101–119

(2013) Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge Trials in 2012: A year in Review. The Westminster Law Review, Volume 2, Issue 2

(2012) Justice and the Khmer Rouge: Concepts of a Just Response to the Crimes of the Democratic Kampuchean Regime in Buddhism and The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Lund University Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies Working Papers also published in 2010 by UKM Ethnic Studies Paper Series November 2010: Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA), National University of Malaysia,

Recent ACUNS Activity
ACUNS-ASIL Summer Workshop 2014: Local Justice, Global Standards and Critical Contemporary Challenges