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Iranian present solicitor with 13 years’ experience in Judicial system, within various sections of the Judiciary in Iran.


David Seddon - specialist in politics and human rights especially in Franco-phone and Arabic- speaking Africa and the Middle East - experience of expert reports especially on subject of social/ethnic/political groups at risk of persecution, brutal and degrading treatment and torture. tel 01379669109 (answer phone),07718 122 245 (mobile).

Director of Critical Faculty, an independent consultancy undertaking risk analysis, mainly in the political field; also research associate at the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Studies, University of Exeter.
Afghanistan, Algeria, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco and Western Sahara, Nepal, Niger, Palestinian Territory (West Bank and Gaza), Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Vietnam, Yemen

The Expert is a bi-lingual (English and French) independent investigative journalist and researcher with seventeen years experience of covering politics, migration, religious affairs, extremism, development and human rights issues, LGBTQ issues, corruption and economics in west Africa. She has worked for international outlets such as Bloomberg, Reuters, the New York Times and the Sunday Times, and has a degree from the School of Oriental Studies in sub-Saharan African religious studies. She has worked for the Economist Intelligence Unit, Control Risks and other global risk consultancies, conducting hundreds of investigations into religious extremism, financial misconduct, political manipulation and subsequent human rights and development issues.

Investigative journalist and researcher specialising in Saharan and sub-Saharan Africa
Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d`Ivoire, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco and Western Sahara, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone

Dr Chris Smith has completed over 1,000 expert witness reports on Sri Lanka, since 2005, primarily for the UK courts but also in Australia, Canada and the USA

Most recent one month research visit to Northern Sri Lanka in February 2018.  Will visit the Eastern Province later in 2018.

Oral expert evidence in all recent Sri Lankan Country Guidance cases from LP to GJ and Others.

Also, India, especially Tamil Nadu.

Senior Research Fellow, School of Advanced Study, University of London, PhD, MA, B.SocSci
Sri Lanka

Friederike Stahlmann is member of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle (Saale), Germany. Her main areas of expertise regarding Afghanistan are:


- Critical areas of governance (state and non-state)

- Armed factions (Warlords, Taliban, ISIS)

- Laws and judicial system

- Islamic Law in theory and practice

- Failures of justice institutions (state and non-state)

- Human Rights: law, debates and violations

- Particularly vulnerable groups

- Unaccompanied minor refugees

- Availability of medical service

- Afghan diaspora in Pakistan and Iran

PhD Candidate, Consultant