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Experts on countries of origin by surname

Cabi, Dr Marouf

Historian, specialised in the history, politics and cultures of Iran and the Kurds.

Occupation: Tutor in history
(BA; MA; M.Litt.; PhD)
Countries of expertise: Iran

Cameron, Dr Hazel

Experienced expert witness and author of country reports for courts and tribunals nationally and internationally
Academic expertise in East African and Southern African administrative, political, economic and social issues. Also available for document authentication and in-country certification.

 Themes; risks on return; state sponsored violence; gross violations of human rights perpetrated by state security forces; political violence, torture and sexual violence; arbitrary arrest and detention; opposition politics and election violence; gender based violence; economy; education; criminal justice system; witness protection; criminal justice system; prison conditions; sufficiency of protection; LGBTI; policing; housing; employment; food security identification on return;  internal relocation; health care; health insurance; mental health services; gender based violence; domestic violence, forced marriage; human trafficking; ethnic groups; social groups; country case law.  

Occupation: Academic Consultant
Countries of expertise: Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Chenciner, Robert

Expertise across the Former Soviet States (excluding Prebaltics) and extensive experience (over a thousand since 2001) of expert reports and oral evidence - instructed by over 60 firms of solicitors and NGOs. A list is available on request.

Occupation: Academic Visitor 2019-2021, formerly Member of Senior Common Room, Senior Associate Member/ Academic Visitor, St Antony’s College Oxford, 1987-2019
Countries of expertise: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Russia (North Caucasus), Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

Cherstich , Dr. Igor

Igor Cherstich holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from SOAS.  Fluent in Arabic he has conducted extensive ethnographic research in Libya, focusing on Tribalism, Sufism, Salafism, pre and post-Qaddafi politics, Immigration. He has been consulted as expert on Libyan affairs by Universities (University of Leiden – Van Vollenhoven Institute), Press Agencies (Agence France Press- AFP), Organisations (Human Rights Watch), Newspapers (Corriere della Sera), Radio (Radio Svizzera), and Television (ABC Australia, Channel Four).He has authored a series of expert reports dealing with Libyan asylum seekers.  

Occupation: Anthropologist Adjunct Professor (Richmond American University in London) Visiting Professor (The Agha Khan University; The Institute of Ismaili Studies)
Countries of expertise: Libya

Chowdhury, Anwar Ahmed

Specialist in political oppression, human rights, Expanding Communal Riot, Rule of Law, Freedom of Speech and Government Rulings, and Security and Justice with a particular expertise on social/ethnic/political groups at risk of persecution in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Myanmar. Experience in writing legal grounds and producing expert reports for asylum cases, persecution, gender inequality, Religious Extremists and vulnerable condition of women and children, etc

Expertise in the Laws of Immigration, Right of Immigrant, Human Rights under the purview of various Social and Political aspects of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Myanmar.

Occupation: Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh, Barrister-at-Law, Consultant of Immigration laws, Public Private Partnerships, Investment Risks Analysis including Insurance and Reinsurance Practice and Laws.
Countries of expertise: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Pakistan

Consiglio, Elena

Elena Consiglio (PhD) is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy of Law (University of Palermo) regional expertise: China (women; migrant labour; human rights; politics; family law; ethnic and religious minorities) and Italy (immigration law, women, ethnic and religious minorities). 

Countries of expertise: China; Italy.

Occupation: Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy of Law
Countries of expertise: China