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Vast experience of civil and criminal expert reports in addition to reports for immigration proceedings: frequently involved in cases where the internal dynamics of unfamiliar family structures are the central source of contention and/or confusion

Centre for Applied South Asian Studies

Expert on Turkish law, politics and society.


Nadia Bazzaz is an experienced accredited lawyer and a professional Expert Witness with years of experience in Arabic speaking nationals and Arab countries. Nadia leads ‘Near and Middle East’ organisation and conducts research with a team of 6 professional experts. Nadia’s areas of expertise are:

-Access to education, medical service and livelihood issues

-Ethnic groups

-Governance and the rule of law

-Human Rights issues

-Islamic law


-Political groups


-Risk on return

-Verification of all types of documents issued in Arabic language    

-Women issues, honour crimes

Accredited Lawyer and Expert Witness
Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Freelance Horn of Africa advisor/consultant.  Produced over 100 country reports (on Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, The Sudan) for various organisations and legal firms.

Freelance Horn of Africa Countries Advisor / Consultant
Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan

Writer on Pakistan with world respected knowledge of the country's militants, military, intelligence services, ethnic groups and political paties including the MQM.

Assistant Professor, UAE. Commentator and writer on Pakistan.

Judith Beyer is a Professor of Anthropology (tenure track) at the University of Konstanz in Germany.

Legal Anthropologist
Bangladesh (Rohingya only), India (Rohingya only), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

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.

Professor of International Studies, University of Leeds; Visiting Professor at Yonsei University, Seoul 2005.
China, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, South Korea, Vietnam

Barrister and academic, with vast research, publishing and advisory experience across Russian and CIS affairs; fluent in Russian

Barrister, Professor of Law, Birkbeck College, University of London; formerly Prof. in Human Rights and International Law, University of North London;previously, Reader in Law, Director of the Pan-European Institute, University of Essex
Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan