Published: 11 Oct 2016

Afghan citizen denied asylum in Germany but deportation impeded due to the situation in Afghanistan. Read the case here (PDF).

Dr Rebwar Fatah

Published: 6 Oct 2016

Dr Rebwar Fatah is the founder and Managing Director of MECS. He has extensive knowledge of the Middle East and North Africa, and of Western involvement in that region. Dr Fatah has been working as a Middle East expert since 2000, and has produced hundreds of reports for court purposes. Dr Fatah’s reports have been…

Dr Aziz Barez

Published: 6 Oct 2016

Dr Aziz Barez has worked for ten years with the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs on identification, passports, marriage certificates and other legal documents. He has a PhD in Afghan constitutional law from the National University of Tajikistan. He is happy to provide expert reports on legal documents from Afghanistan. He speaks Persian (Dari, Tajiki),…

Mr Jawad Hassan Zadeh

Published: 6 Oct 2016

Jawad is an accredited expert on Afghanistan and holder of an LL.M in International Law and International Relations, based in the UK. He has experience of working in Afghanistan since 1994 and has 20 years of continuous experience in Afghan affairs. He has provided 275 expert reports to law firms in the European Union including…

Ms Natalia Tereshchenko

Published: 6 Oct 2016

Ms Natalia Tereshchenko is a researcher and project manager at the Oriental Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, where she focuses on religious and ethnic minority rights in Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan. She is also a researcher at the global online consultancy, Wikistrat. Previously, Natalia has been working on legal assistance for Afghanistan through UNODC and…

Prof Nazif Shahrani

Published: 6 Oct 2016

M Nazif Shahrani is Professor of Anthropology, Central Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, has served two terms as Chairman of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and Director of the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program at IU. Shahrani is an Afghan-American anthropologist with extensive field research in Afghanistan,…

Dr Liza Schuster

Published: 6 Oct 2016

Liza Schuster is a Reader in the Department of Sociology, City University London and has been employed as a researcher at both the University of Oxford, and the London School of Economics. From September 2013 to August 2015, she is a guest researcher and lecturer at the Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University (ACKU), Kabul, Afghanistan….

Dr Zuzanna Olszewska

Published: 6 Oct 2016

Dr Zuzanna Olszewska is a lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford. She holds a master’s degree in Forced Migration and a doctorate in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford. She specialises in the ethnography of Iran and Afghanistan and has been engaged for over a decade with the Afghan refugee community…

Dr Alessandro Monsutti

Published: 6 Oct 2016

Alessandro Monsutti is Associate Professor of Development Studies at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. He has conducted multi-sited research since the mid-1990s in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and in Western countries to study the modes of solidarity and cooperation mobilised in a situation of conflict and forced migration. He has written…

Ms Nassim Majidi

Published: 6 Oct 2016

Ms Nassim Majidi has been working on migration issues since 2007 as a consultant based in Kabul, managing field research throughout Afghanistan for UNHCR, IOM, NRC, DFID and the World Bank. Her reports have included analysis and policy recommendations on a range of migration topics: refugee return, internal displacement, cross-border migration, irregular migration and child…