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Experts on countries of origin by surname

Ballard, Roger

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

Occupation: Centre for Applied South Asian Studies
Countries of expertise: Pakistan

Bayir, Dr Derya

Expert on Turkish law, politics and society.

Occupation: Lawyer/Academic
Countries of expertise: Turkey

Bekalo, Dr Samuel Ayele

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

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

Bennett-Jones, Owen

Writer on Pakistan with world-respected knowledge of the country's militants, military, intelligence services, ethnic groups and political parties, including the MQM. He has worked for the BBC and was a visiting Professor at Princeton University and USCWriter on Pakistan with world-respected knowledge of the country's militants, military, intelligence services, ethnic groups and political parties, including the MQM. He has worked for the BBC and was a visiting Professor at Princeton University and USC

Occupation: Assistant Professor, UAE. Commentator and writer on Pakistan.
Countries of expertise: Pakistan

Beyer, Judith

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

Occupation: Legal Anthropologist
Countries of expertise: Bangladesh (Rohingya only), India (Rohingya only), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Birchall, John

The Expert reads all relevant papers relating to a client free of charge and produces a short report on the case details. He relates these to the evidence already given and how he considers the subsequent hearing will be influenced by these. He rejects requests, if he feels there is very little chance of the client being offered permission to remain. He accepts payment in instalments.

Occupation: Lecturer in Development Economics
Countries of expertise: Congo (Republic of), Cote d`Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Namibia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Bluth, Christoph

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.

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

Bowring, Prof William S B

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

Occupation: 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
Countries of expertise: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

Bussmann Ferreira, Gustavo Bussmann

The Expert is a Legal Adviser with experience in Human Rights and International Law. As a Master of Laws and a Ph.D. candidate in Law, the expert is primarily focused in the protection of Human Rights in the international scenario, working with a wide variety of immigration and asylum matters. With practise both in Brazil and in the UK, the expert is skilled to deal with intricate issues and experienced in cases brought to the Supreme Court and to International Courts and aims to find trans and multi-disciplinary approaches involving Law, Critical Theory and International Jurisprudence.

His notable cases include the protection of vulnerable people and issues involving persecution on the basis of race, religious beliefs or sexuality (in which he specializes). He has a vast amount of previous experience with management of complex situations and as a legal representative of the U.S. American Bar Association for Human Rights. The expert has further enhanced his skills as a speaker, by taking part in speeches at Oxford University, United Nations Centre of Human Rights, and the International Red Cross in Iran. The expert has also published his first book in 2017,  and his first collaboration with the Law Society website in 2018.

Occupation: Immigration Lawyer – LGBTI+ Academic and Activist
Countries of expertise: Argentina, Brazil, Caribbean, Mexico, Paraguay, Uruguay