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ILPA and EIN Directory of Experts on Countries of Origin

Browse the Directory of Experts on Countries of Origin

Click here to browse the Directory by country of expertise.

Click here to browse the full list of experts in alphabetical order.

DISCLAIMER: ILPA and the EIN are not in a position to verify the information received, or the qualifications or suitability of the experts in the Directory. They are therefore not in a position to adjudicate over complaints about the accuracy of the information and/or the suitability or conduct of experts listed in the directory. Other than reflecting the information received from the individuals concerned, ILPA and the EIN make no representations whatsoever as to the experts listed in the directory and neither they nor anyone else who has taken any part in the preparation of this publication will be liable for its contents or any errors or omissions whether due to negligence or otherwise. It is the duty of those instructing or relying upon an expert to satisfy themselves that any person listed in this directory is an appropriate person to be instructed in any particular case.

If you are an expert and you would like to be included in the directory, please download and complete the application form below and return to admin@ein.org.uk.

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Best Practice Guide for Experts

Best Practice Guide for Country Evidence Experts in UK Immigration and Asylum Appeals

Click here to download a PDF of the guide or click here to read the guide on EIN.

This Best Practice Guide provides advice for country evidence expert witnesses on how to write effective reports that meet the expert witness's obligations. Expert witnesses are often called upon to provide independent country-specific information in asylum and immigration cases. Often though, the experts who are asked to provide evidence have relatively little experience in doing so. Expert witnesses therefore need to ensure that their reports meet the expectations and requirements of the legal process in order to best assist the Court or Tribunal. The guide includes information on the formal responsibilities of the expert, some of the common dos and don'ts, and examples of structures, stock phrases, and necessary requirements (such as sentences which set out the expert's credentials and the expert's understanding of his or her role), points to consider when giving oral evidence, and a discussion about fees. The guide focuses on the role of the expert within the UK asylum and immigration system. The guide is written by Prof. Anthony Good and Dr. Tobias Kelly, two experienced country experts in asylum cases, based at the University of Edinburgh, with advice from asylum and immigration lawyers. It is not designed to provide a legal analysis of the role of experts, but rather a practical hands-on tool to aid the writing of effective and useful country evidence reports

About the Experts Directory

The ILPA and EIN Directory of Experts carries on the work of the original ILPA Directory of Experts (last published in printed form in 1997). The pressing need for a new edition was demonstrated by large number of queries on asylum related mailing lists and bulletin boards seeking details of experts on particular countries and issues. By publishing the Directory electronically, ILPA and EIN aim to keep experts' details up to date and respond quickly to demand for experts on new countries and issues.

Expert evidence is of central importance in the determination of asylum and human rights cases and we are keen to promote best practice in this regard. The Best Practice Guide to Asylum and Human Rights Appeals devotes a large proportion of its text to guidance on expert evidence and how to choose a suitable expert.

This Directory of Experts does not purport to assess the experts itself, but by giving representatives access for the first time to detailed information from a wide variety of experts in a fully searchable database, we believe it will assist representatives in presenting high quality expert evidence appropriate to the demands of the individual case.

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A fee of £60 (£50 plus VAT)  per year is payable for inclusion in our online experts directory. Inclusion in the directory is free for experts who are subscribers to EIN. Our subscription rates can be found here http://www.ein.org.uk/about_us/rates.