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Experts on countries of origin by surname

Mahbub, Saqeb

Saqeb Mahbub is a UK-educated Barrister, independent judicial reform consultant and part-time Lecturer at North South University based in Bangladesh. Besides legal practice, the expert is regularly consulted by international organisations such as UNDP, UNHCR and USAID. He has conducted research, advisory and consultancy work in Bangladesh on the formal and informal justice systems, freedom of speech and other political rights, anti-corruption, violence against women, minority rights, etc. Saqeb Mahbub has produced expert reports for UK and US courts and tribunals covering the following topics:
(i) Political situation in Bangladesh (including in-depth analysis of all the political parties (BNP, Jamaat, etc), senior and local leaders of opposition parties);
(ii) The criminal justice system; 
(iii) Laws curtailing free speech, state attitude towards opposition;
(iii) Judicial independence;
(iv) Freedom of speech; 
(v) Extra judicial killings;
(vi) Enforced disappearances;
(vii) Police Harassment; 
(viii) Ghost and False cases;
(ix) Persecution of human rights defenders; 
(x) Persecution of LGBTQ community members; 
(xi) Persecution of religious minorities and violent extremism;
(xii) Persecution related to family disputes (including violence against women); 
(xiii) Police powers and abuse; 
(xiv) Citizenship laws, dual citizenship, etc, 
(xv) Family law, child custody, guardianship
(xvi) Bangladeshi immigration laws and practices

Occupation: Lawyer, Researcher, Part-time Lecturer
Countries of expertise: Bangladesh

Malkawi, Bashar H.

The Expert is Dean and Professor of Law at University of Sharjah, where he currently teaches corporate law, immigration law, and international trade. In past years, he has also taught intellectual property. He received his S.J.D from American University, Washington College of Law, and LLM from University of Arizona.

The Expert previously taught at universities in Jordan, UAE, Italy, and United States. Prof. The Expert is a prolific scholar, whose work covers a variety of subjects. He has written over 70 articles for law reviews and professional publications, which have appeared in such top-tier journals. The Expert is also the author of numerous books and book chapters. In addition to law articles and academic books, his op-eds and other writings have appeared in the popular press in the U.S. and the Middle East. Many of his research papers and publications have been cited extensively.

In recognition of his outstanding scholarly achievements to date, The Expert received several research awards. In addition to his scholarship, The Expert regularly provides consulting service to international organizations, governments, and multinational law firms on matters.

Countries of Expertise -  Jordan, Italy, UAE, U.S., Middle East, North Africa.

Occupation: Dean and Professor of Law
Countries of expertise: Jordan, United Arab Emirates

McGee, Thomas

Expert on stateless Kurds of Syria, and authentication of documents related to stateless Kurds (ajanib & maktumeen). Speaks Arabic and Kurdish (Kurmanci dialect).

Occupation: PhD Researcher and Statelessness Consultant
Countries of expertise: Syria

Mehmood, Dr Maryyum

The Expert is a lecturer, political analyst and cultural commentator specialising in racial and religious hatred in the UK and South Asia.

Occupation: Centre Facilitator and Fellow, Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion, University of Birmingham.
Countries of expertise: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom

Miles, Hugh

Expert on Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Qatar and UAE. Award-winning freelance journalist and author, presenter, producer and consultant specialising in the Middle East. Born in Jedda, Saudi Arabia and studied Arabic at Pembroke College, Oxford University.

Occupation: Author, Journalist and Consultant
Countries of expertise: Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates

Minhas, Rehan Afzal

The expert has prepared hundreds of expert opinions on Pakistani Law matters for English Law firms and is an expert on all Political Groups in Pakistan.

Occupation: BARRISTER-AT-LAW (N.P)
Countries of expertise: Pakistan

Moeen, Uzma

Occupation: An experienced academician in law and former Senior Lecturer in Pakistani Law at several Law Colleges in Pakistan since 1996 and an Associate of the Asian Legal Advice Service UK
Countries of expertise: Pakistan

Monekosso, Ticky

Journalist and researcher, with more than twenty years experience reporting on human rights, development issues and related humanitarian affairs. Has prepared a number of expert witness reports for the UK, USA and the Netherlands. Extensive base of complementary knowledge in Francophone Africa. 

Occupation: Journalist and Researcher specialising in Sub-Sahara Africa
Countries of expertise: Angola, Cameroon, Congo (Republic of), Cote d`Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gambia, Guinea, Liberia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone

Muhammed , Mr Rajal

A Syrian Kurdish citizen and an Arabic-English translator who has lived in Syrian, Iraqi and Turkish parts of Kurdistan and has first-hand knowledge of the languages and dialects spoken there. 

Occupation: Linguist and Translator - Registered, legally sworn Translator
Countries of expertise: Syria

Mullen, Joseph

Academic/Development Specialist with specific interest in nationality, ethnicity, governance, religion and risk of persecution.

Occupation: Senior Fellow University of Manchester (Hon.); Senior Lecturer in International Development University of Manchester IDPM (1981-2003); United Nations (1985/6) (1989/91) Assoc. Professor University of Wisconsin (1980-1981)
Countries of expertise: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania