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Professor of International Studies at the University of Leeds with extensive experience in providing country expert reports for immigration lawyers representing North Korean clients, and detailed knowledge of South Korean policies on persons of North Korean origin.

Name: 
Christoph Bluth
Occupation: 
Professor of International Studies, University of Leeds; Visiting Professor at Yonsei University, Seoul 2005.
Expertise: 

QUALIFICATIONS: B.A. Dublin 1980; M.Phil Dublin 1984; Ph.D. London 1989

SPECIFIC AREAS OF STUDY/EXPERTISE: Politics of North Korea, politics of South Korea, security on Korean Peninsula. Detailed knowledge of South Korean policy in relation to granting persons of North Korean origin permission to enter the country, residence, support and citizenship and extensive experience in providing country expert reports for immigration lawyers representing North Korean clients (including some experience of giving testimony at tribunals) and clients from other countries in my list (including Pakistan, Vietnam and Afrghanistan). Also detailed knowledge of Chinese, Russian, Pakistani, Iranian, Iraqi and European politics.

Publications: 

'Korea', published by Polity Press 2008 (also in Korean language by Hanul Press 2009)

Numerous books and papers on Korean, Chinese, Russian, South Asian and European security

Languages: 
Basic Korean, fluent English, German, French, basic Mandarin, intermediate Russian
Ethnic groups expertise: 
Extensive networks in South Korea, links with the North Korean refugee community in the UK and experience in meetings with North Korean diplomats. Extensive experience with the Pakistani communities in Bradford. Substantial research experience, travel and connections in China.
Political groups expertise: 
Advisor to the Honorable Park Jin, National Assembly, Korea
Religious groups expertise: 
Extensive experience with Korean and Chinese Christian churches in the UK and South Korea
Other social groups expertise: 
Extensive networks in South Korea, links with the North Korean refugee community in the UK and experience in meetings with North Korean diplomats. Extensive experience with the Pakistani communities in Bradford
Fees: 
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Contact email: 
Phone: 
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Address: 
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Countries of expertise:
China, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, South Korea, Vietnam