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Experts on countries of origin by surname

Hackl, Andreas

Dr Andreas Hackl is a social anthropologist with extensive experience in researching Israel/Palestine, including several years as a foreign correspondent and humanitarian analyst. 

Occupation: Social anthropologist
Countries of expertise: Israel, Lebanon, Palestinian Authority, Syria

Hafidh, Dr Hasan

The Expert is a Lecturer in Comparative Politics and International Relations of the Middle East. 

Occupation: Lecturer in Comparative Politics of the Middle East (Gulf Specialism), Expert of Islamic Countries
Countries of expertise: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco and Western Sahara, Oman, Palestinian Authority, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Hassan Zadeh Ph.D. Candidate, Jawad

Expert Witness with experience of working in Afghanistan since 1994. As of January 2020, he has prepared 950 expert reports for 181 law firms and for other professionals based in Greece, Netherlands, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States of America. The Expert authenticates all types of documents originating from Afghanistan and conducts nationality assessment for ‘disputed nationality’ claimants from Afghanistan.

Occupation: Practicing Expert for Afghanistan. The Expert runs Arianna Expert Research & Consultancy (AERC), a registered company offering expertise to the UK law firms and organisations in other parts of the world. AERC Company registration: England & Wales 7423904. The Expert is member of various national and international professional bodies.
Countries of expertise: Afghanistan

Hoehne, Dr. Rano Turaeva

The Expert is a Country Expert and academic with extensive fieldwork expeirience and providing expert reports (100+) for more than 40 firms in the UK, US, Netherlands, and Canada with areas of expertise such as but not limited to:
- Authentication documents originating from countries of expertise
- Country reports on the indicated countries of expertise
- Minority groups, religious groups
- Political, social and cultural groups: LGBT
- Organized crime and mafia, state crime
- Extremist and violent groups, including religious groups
- Human rights violations
- Women issues: honor killing
- Human trafficking
- Psychiatry and prison conditions
- Disadvantaged groups e.g. children, minorities, mentally ill, disabled, terminally ill
- Availability of medical services
- State structure, military and security services
- Drug dealing and trafficking

Occupation: Expert/ Consultant/Analyst/Researcher
Countries of expertise: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Russia (North Caucasus), Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

Hoehne, Markus

Lecturer at the Institute for Anthropology, University of Leipzig. Conducted in total three years of field research in northern Somalia. Published author and experienced in expert reports on Somalia/Norther Somalia, in particular, northern Somali clans (Isaaq, Darood/Harti, Dir), minorities in (southern) Somalia such as Midgan, Asharaf and Sheikhaal, and issues of health care and mental health.

Occupation: Lecturer, Institute for Anthropology, University of Leipzig, Germany
Countries of expertise: Somalia

Holden, Livia

Current Position

2017 – current – Senior Research Fellow – Centre for Socio-Legal Studies – School of Law - University of Oxford

2016 – current – full professor with tenure (on Leave) – University of Padua

2016 – 2021 – PI of European Research Council project – Cultural Expertise in Europe (EURO-EXPERT)

Past Position

DEAN – Humanities and Social Sciences – Karakoram International University

Professor of Anthropology - LUMS

Occupation: Academician
Countries of expertise: India, Pakistan

Hoque, Dr Ashraf

Dr Ashraf Hoque is a social anthropologist with extensive fieldwork experience in Bangladesh and the UK. An expert on Bangladeshi society and culture, with particular expertise on Bangladeshi politics, human rights (gender and sexuality), religious minorities (Hindus, Christians, Atheists), blasphemy and apostasy, Islamic law, trafficking, and the British-Bangladeshi community. He has written Expert Reports and provided oral evidence at immigration and family law tribunals in over 200 cases, covering the following areas:
• The Awami League (including Bangladesh Chhatra League)
• Bangladesh Nationalist Party (including the Jatiotabadi Chhatra Dal)
• Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh (including Chhatra Shibir)
• Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh
• Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB)
• Ansarullah Bangla Team
• Hizb-ut-Tahrir
• Purbo Banglar Communist Party
• Persecution of Hindu and Christian minorities
• Persecution of Biharis
• Persecution of atheists, Humanists, and apostates
• Persecution of bloggers and journalists
• Gender relations (patriarchy, domestic violence, honour killings)
• Status of LGBT communities
• Human trafficking (labourers, women, children)
• Land disputes
• Mental illness
• Healthcare
• Blood feuds
• Islamic law and parallel legal systems
• The panchaiyat system
• Document verification

Occupation: Lecturer in Social Anthropology
Countries of expertise: Bangladesh, United Kingdom