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Experts on countries of origin by country

Beyer, Judith

Judith Beyer is a Professor of Anthropology (tenure track) at the University of Konstanz in Germany.

Occupation: Legal Anthropologist
Countries of expertise: Bangladesh (Rohingya only), India (Rohingya only), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Bowring, Prof William S B

Barrister and academic, with vast research, publishing and advisory experience across Russian and CIS affairs; fluent in Russian

Occupation: Barrister, Professor of Law, Birkbeck College, University of London; formerly Prof. in Human Rights and International Law, University of North London;previously, Reader in Law, Director of the Pan-European Institute, University of Essex
Countries of expertise: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

Chenciner, Robert

Expertise across the Former Soviet States (excluding Prebaltics) and extensive experience (over a thousand since 2001) of expert reports and oral evidence - instructed by over 60 firms of solicitors and NGOs. A list is available on request.

Occupation: Academic Visitor 2019-2021, formerly Member of Senior Common Room, Senior Associate Member/ Academic Visitor, St Antony’s College Oxford, 1987-2019
Countries of expertise: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Russia (North Caucasus), Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

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

Sturdee, Nick

BBC journalist, film-maker and broadcaster with extensive experience of travelling to and investigating human rights abuses in Russia, including Chechnya, Belarus and other parts of the former USSR. Also considerable experience working with victims of human rights abuses in location in countries such as Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Israel / Palestine, China, Turkey and Cuba.

Occupation: BBC Journalist, documentary film-maker, broadcaster
Countries of expertise: Afghanistan, Belarus, Iraq, Myanmar, Palestinian Authority, Russia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan