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Experts on countries of origin by surname

George, Alan

Academic with expertise on many countries in the Middle East

Occupation: Consultant, writer, journalist. Senior Associate Member, St Antony’s College, Oxford University.
Countries of expertise: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Palestinian Authority, Syria, Yemen

Ghaderi, Dr Farangis

Independent researcher and Middle East consultant.  Academic with extensive experience in country expert reports, nationality assessment, and language analysis. 

Occupation: Director of the Middle East Consulting Ltd; Honorary Associate Research Fellow, University of Exeter 

Occupation: Director of the Middle East Consulting Ltd
Countries of expertise: Iran, Iraq, Iraq (Kurdistan Regional Government), Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey

Ghobadi, Dr Kaveh

Independent researcher. Country expert reports, nationality assessment, language analysis, Gender-based violence, Ethnic and religious minorities in the Middle East, and Document authentication.

Occupation: Independent Researcher
Countries of expertise: Iran, Iraq, Iraq (Kurdistan Regional Government), Turkey

Giustozzi, Dr. Antonio

Expert on Afghanistan with experience of producing several hundred expert reports on asylum cases from 2004 onwards on all aspects of Afghanistan. Has acted as expert witness in trials in the UK, US, Australia and the Netherlands. From 2014 he has produced over 100 reports on Pakistani asylum seekers. From 2019 he started producing reports on Syria and Iraq and in 2020 he started producing reports on Iran. Has published extensively (boors, papers, journal articles and media) on many topics related to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Iran and Iraq.

Occupation: Independent Researcher and Analyst, affiliated with King’s College London and the Royal United Services Institute
Countries of expertise: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria

Gurung, Sanju

The Expert/Consultant is a specialist for Nepal and Bhutan – the countries in the Himalayan belt and has provided expert reports to the UK and U.S. courts, including NGOs and businesses around the world. The Expert has appeared in a court to provide testimony. The expert was born in Nepal and speaks Nepali language, including a tribal Gurung language and provides linguistic expertise in these mentioned languages too. The Expert is a Member of Chatham House and Britain Nepal Academic Council (BNAC).

The Expert previously enrolled on a PhD in Politics program until December 2020 at the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) where he began his research on the dynamics of the relationship of Nepal’s internal political actors with India and China. The Expert now continues the research independently for a PhD by Publication.

Occupation: Independent Expert/Consultant, Director of greenwall consultancy, Nepali Linguist Expert.
Countries of expertise: Bhutan, Nepal