Academic expertise in East African and Southern African social and political matters including: refugees; risk on return; document authentication; state sponsored violence; gross violations of human rights perpetrated by state security forces; political violence, torture and sexual violence; opposition politics and election violence; economy; education; criminal justice system; prison conditions; housing and unemployment; health care; mental health services; gender based violence and human trafficking.
Experts on countries of origin by surname
Occupation: Academic, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews
Countries of expertise: Rwanda, Uganda, Zimbabwe
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
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
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