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Dr Chris Smith

Dr Chris Smith has completed over 2,000 expert witness reports on Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan since 2005, primarily for the UK courts but also in Australia, Canada and the USA.

Most recent one month research visit to Northern Sri Lanka in March 2019 (Northern and Eastern Provinces).  Will visit again later in 2019 for Country Guidance research.

Oral expert evidence in all recent Sri Lankan Country Guidance cases from LP to GJ and Others. Commissioned for forthcoming CG on sur place activities.

Also, India, especially Tamil Nadu and Khalistan and LGBTQ. Research visits to India and Pakistan are planned for early-2020.

Extensive field work and publications record in India from 1983, including PhD on India’s defence industry and security sector (1988) and two year tenure at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies/United Nations University (Delhi) (1983-85).

Expert witness research trip planned for early-2020 (Chandigarh, Delhi, Chennai etc).  Focus upon LGBTQ, anti-terrorist operations, security sector,

Also, extensive fieldwork on Pakistan, especially illegal weapons proliferation, security sector, governance, human rights.  Further field research on Ahmadi, Christian, LGBTQ planned for early-2009.

Name
Dr Chris Smith
Occupation
Senior Research Fellow, School of Advanced Study, University of London, PhD, MA, B.SocSci. (Previously King’s College, London and University of Sussex.)
Expertise

Since 1983, policy and academic research Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan plus other countries in Africa and South Asia. Extensive field research (victims, security officials, NGOs), especially Sri Lanka.  Tamils, Sinhalese and Muslim cases (Sri Lankan). I also offer a document verification service, undertaken at source in Sri Lanka.

Experience

Policy research/advice, media, academic: security, development, human rights, governance, domestic politics (Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan).

Pakistan

Smith, Dr Chris

Extensive fieldwork and publications on Pakistan, especially illegal weapons proliferation, security sector, governance, human rights since 1983. 

Further field research on Ahmadi, Christian, LGBTQ planned for early-2009, including visits to Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi.

Also, extensive experience in India and Sri Lanka.

Occupation: Senior Research Fellow, School of Advanced Study, University of London, PhD, MA, B.SocSci. (Previously King’s College, London and University of Sussex.)

Countries of Expertise: Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan.

India

Smith, Dr Chris

Extensive field work and publications record in India since 1983, including PhD on India’s defence industry and security sector (1988) and two year tenure at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies/United Nations University (Delhi) (1983-85).

Commissioned in 2009 by the Independent Advisory Group on Country Information to review the COIS report on India for the UK Border Agency.

Expert witness research trip planned for early-2020 (Chandigarh, Delhi, Chennai etc).

Occupation: Senior Research Fellow, School of Advanced Study, University of London, PhD, MA, B.SocSci. (Previously King’s College, London and University of Sussex.)

Countries of Expertise: Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan.

Sri Lanka

Smith, Dr Chris

Dr Chris Smith has completed over 2,000 expert witness reports on Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan since 2005, primarily for the UK courts but also in Australia, Canada and the USA.

Most recent one month research visit to Colombo, Northern and the Eastern Provinces, Sri Lanka, in April 2019. Will visit again in November 2018.

Oral expert evidence in all recent Sri Lankan Country Guidance cases from LP to GJ and Others, including forthcoming CG on sur place activities.

Commissioned in 2009 by the Independent Advisory Group on Country Information to review the COIS report on India for the UK Border Agency.

Also, India, especially Tamil Nadu and Punjab and LGTBQ. Pakistan, especially,  .

Occupation: Senior Research Fellow, School of Advanced Study, University of London, PhD, MA, B.SocSci

Countries of expertise: Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India

Publications

‘South Asia’s Enduring War’, Rotberg, R. Creating Peace in Sri Lanka: Civl War and Reconciliation, (Brookings Institution Press, Washington, 1999), pp.17-40

Small Arms and Light Weapons in Sri Lanka, (Centre for Humanitarian Agencies, Colombo, 2003), 18pp.

‘In the Shadow of a Ceasefire: The Impacts of Small Arms Availability and Misuse in Sri Lanka, Occasional Paper No 11, (Small Arms Survey, Geneva, October 2003), 57pp.

‘Tamil Tigers face tough choices in wake of tsunami’, Jane’s Intelligence Review, Vol 17, No 3, (March 2005), pp.36-39.

‘Rebel attacks intensify as Sri Lanka slides towards civil war’, Jane’s Intelligence Review, Vol 18, No 3, (March 2006), pp.19-23.

‘Sri Lanka Returns to War’, Jane’s Intelligence Review, (November 2006).

‘Sri Lanka: The Continued Armed Struggle of the Movements After Civil War, (Lynne Rienner, Boulder, 2007).

‘The Eelam End Game?’, International Affairs, Vol 83, No 1, (January 2007), pp.101-118.

‘Les Tigres tamouls se nourissent de la diaspora’, Alternatives Internationales, No 5, (November 2007), pp.28-30.

‘Sri Lanka Returns to War’, Asian Affairs, Vol XXXIX, No 1, (March 2008, pp.83 - 94).

‘Weapons transfers to non-state armed groups’, Disarmament Forum: Engaging Non-State Actors, No 1, (UNIDIR, 2008).

‘Les Tigres tamouls se nourissent de la diaspora’, Alternatives Internationales, No 5, (November 2007), pp.28-30.

(with Eleanor Pavey)‘Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Security Sector Reform in Sri Lanka’, in, Born, H. and A. Schnabel (eds), Security Sector Reform in Challenging Environments, (DCAF, Geneva, 2009), pp. 189-2010.

‘Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka: The Easter Bombings and Beyond’, Jamestown Foundation Terrorism Monitor, Vol 17, Issue 16, (9th August 2019).

Political groups expertise
LTTE
Religious groups expertise
Hindu, Muslim
Other social groups expertise
Militias, women
Phone
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Address
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