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Experts on countries of origin by surname

Kakhki, Mohammad Hedayati

Iranian Lawyer and PhD in Middle East international politics and law (Durham Univ) - with vast experience in producing expert reports on Iranian Law and the Judicial System; also available to comment on the authentication of legal and other official documents.

Occupation: Iranian lawyer and lecturer in international comparative criminal law; member of the International Bar Association and its Human Rights Institute.
Countries of expertise: Iran

Kashefi, Roya

Roya Kashefi is the head of  Human Rights Committee of Association des Chercheurs Iraniens (ACI), an international non-profit organisation dedicated to unbiased and objective study of Iranian issues. Roya has presented papers at many international conferences including the United Nations, UK, European and EU Parliaments. Roya has a close working relationship with ethnic and religious groups inside and outside Iran as well as expert knowledge of Iranian political groups and parties.

Occupation: Senior Researcher and Head of Human Rights Committee – Association des Chercheurs Iraniens (ACI)
Countries of expertise: Iran

Khan, Asad Ali

The Expert is a practising advocate and barrister-at-law in Pakistan. He is the senior partner of Khan & Co Barristers-at-Law, and has repeatedly been appointed as an expert on Pakistani law in the UK court system. He is counsel to foreign governments on Pakistani law and is a Registered Foreign Lawyer with the Solicitors Regulation Authority and practices law in the UK and in Pakistan.

Countries of expertise: Pakistan

Knörr, Jacqueline

Professor, Head of Research Group, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Martin Luther University, Halle/S., Germany. 15 years of experience preparing expert reports concerning the issues mentioned under “Expertise: Areas of expertise”.

Occupation: Head of the Research Group “Integration and Conflict along the Upper Guinea Coast“ at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Extraordinary Professor at the Martin Luther University, Halle/S., Germany
Countries of expertise: Gambia, Guinea, Indonesia, Liberia, Nigeria, Philippines, Senegal, Sierra Leone

Kosumi, Vebi

International Lawyer and political scientist with comprehensive experience from research and Country of Origin reports. Research experience on political economy, opposition and political parties, political rights, democratic institutionalisation, NGOs. Expert on blood feud, honour killing, human trafficking, modern slavery, human and political rights abuse, opposition and political persecution, risk of return and of brutal and degrading treatment and torture and document authentication. Providing expert reports for Western Balkans, specializing in Kosovo, Albania, Montenegro and Macedonia. 

Occupation: International Lawyer
Countries of expertise: Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia

Kurlantzick, Joshua

Experienced country of origin expert for all nationals from Southeast Asia and China; specialist from one of the leading think-tanks in the world. Have provided expert witness reports for fifteen years for asylum cases in the UK, Europe, and US for nationals from across South, Southeast, and Northeast Asia. Also have provided expert witness reports for non-asylum immigration cases for nationals from South, Southeast, and Northeast Asia.

Occupation: Senior Fellow, Southeast Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
Countries of expertise: Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam