Expert on Turkish law, politics and society.
Experts on countries of origin by country
Countries of expertise: Turkey
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
Areas of expertise
- Authentication of official and non-official documents
- Country profiles, in particular the Arab states, Kurdistan, Turkey and Afghanistan
- Specific ethno-religious groups and faiths
- Political, social and cultural groups
- Tribal issues: tribes, feuds, structures
- Extremist and violent groups, including religious groups
- Human rights: law, debates and violations
- Women issues: e.g. honour crimes
- Human trafficking
- Economy and finance: oil, private and government sectors
- Disadvantaged groups e.g. children, minorities, mentally ill, disabled, terminally ill
- Different sects and faiths of Islam: Shiia, Sunni, Wahabism and others
- Availability of medical services
- State structure, military and security services
- Drug dealing and trafficking
- Integration and multiculturalism
- Extremism and related issues
Occupation: Director of the Middle East Consultancy Services
Countries of expertise: Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestinian Authority, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates
Independent researcher and Middle East consultant. Academic with extensive experience in country expert reports, nationality assessment, and language analysis.
Occupation: Director of the Middle East Consulting Ltd; Honorary Associate Research Fellow, University of Exeter
Occupation: Director of the Middle East Consulting Ltd
Countries of expertise: Iran, Iraq, Iraq (Kurdistan Regional Government), Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey
Dr Ghobadi, Kaveh
Areas of expertise: country expert reports, nationality assessment, language analysis, Gender-based violence, Ethnic and religious minorities in the Middle East, and Document authentication.
Occupation: Independent researcher
Countries of expertise: Kurdistan Regional of Iraq (KRI), Iraq, Iran, Turkey
Occupation: Independent Researcher
Countries of expertise: Iran, Iraq, Iraq (Kurdistan Regional Government), Turkey
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
Extensive experience in expert reports on all the countries listed, and also in particular, Kurds in country of origin and diaspora
Occupation: Freelance writer & broadcast journalist since 1985 specializing in Near East; photographer
Countries of expertise: Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Western Sahara, Palestinian Authority, Syria, Turkey
Intercultural and psychoanalytic psychotherapist, specialising in issues relevant to various Muslim countries, incl vendettas, honour killing, domestic violence, PTSD, Rape Trauma Syndrome, assault in detention and traumas of migration and exile.
Occupation: Intercultural and psychoanalytic psychotherapist. Formerly taught English to speakers of other languages. Also worked for the Refugee Council, Goldsmiths’ College, and Nafsiyat Inter cultural Therapy Centre.
Countries of expertise: Albania, Iran, Iraq, Turkey
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.
tel 01379669109 (answer phone),07718 122 245 (mobile).
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
The Expert is a Turkish lawyer with 20 years' experience in civil and criminal cases, conducting litigation and providing legal consultancy.
Occupation: Lawyer, Turkish law expert
Countries of expertise: Turkey