Expertise on religion and politics in a number of African, Asian and Latin American countries - and in a number of languages. Current research includes China (Tibet), Chile, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Argentina, DRC, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, South Africa, Malawi and Zimbabwe; Libya and Syria
Experts on countries of origin by country
Occupation: Chair in Religion and Politics & Director, Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics (CSRP), University of St. Andrews
Countries of expertise: Brazil, Burundi, China, Colombia, Cote d`Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Libya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Syria, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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
The Expert has worked as an expert witness on the Middle East, producing Country Expert Reports (CER) for the past 20 years.
The Expert has produced on average between 200-300 reports each year on the MENA region for British, European, and US courts.
The Expert’s areas of expertise include tribal issues, gender-based violence, security issues, extremist groups and militias, human rights law and violations, the situation for minorities, trafficking, and the availability of medical services. In addition to CERs,
The Expert also authenticates documents from the region, and conducts nationality and ethnicity reports in order to assess the likely origin of an individual within MENA.
The Expert is able to conduct nationality assessments in Arabic, Farsi, Sorani, and Bahdini/Kurmanji.
Occupation: Director – Middle East Consultancy Services
Countries of expertise: Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco and Western Sahara, Palestinian Authority, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
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
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
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
The Expert is a North Africa and Middle East specialist and has produced over 400 expert witness reports for the UK courts across a range of countries including Libya, Iraq (including KRI), Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria. The Expert has also served as an expert witness in several terrorism related cases in the UK, US and Ireland; as an expert witness in a Libyan case at the Commercial Division of the UK’s High Court; and as a country guidance expert on Libya in the UK courts (2017). The Expert has also carried out numerous linguistic and nationality assessments and provides translation services (Arabic-English).
Occupation: Senior Visiting Fellow, Kings College London and Senior Associate, Menas Associates.
Countries of expertise: Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Iraq (Kurdistan Regional Government), Libya, Tunisia
David Seddon - specialist in politics and human rights especially in Franco-phone and Arabic- speaking Africa and the Middle East - experience of expert reports especially on subject of social/ethnic/political groups at risk of persecution, brutal and degrading treatment and torture.
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Occupation: Director of Critical Faculty, an independent consultancy undertaking risk analysis, mainly in the political field; also research associate at the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Studies, University of Exeter.
Countries of expertise: Afghanistan, Algeria, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco and Western Sahara, Nepal, Niger, Palestinian Authority, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Vietnam, Yemen