Rights in Exile Programme

Refugee Legal Aid Information for Lawyers Representing Refugees Globally

Algeria - COI

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Ms. Kahina C Bouagache

Email: kbouagacheatmanaarlegal [dot] com

Ms. Kahina C Bouagache is a legal adviser on Maghreb countries, holds Masters degrees in International Law, is licensed as attorney at law (Algiers) and is a member of Manaar Legal Consultancy. Manaar's Pro Bono initiative has been created to provide free legal advice to parties in need in the Middle East and North Africa. The team is encouraged and supported to use their legal knowledge and other professional skills to benefit those who are disadvantaged, under-privileged or lack of access to the advice they can offer. They are dedicated to empowering women in the Middle East and North Africa through promoting development initiatives and projects. Kahina's professional experience includes freelance program management, legal advice to NGOs, American Bar Association (Rabat, Algiers). She has acted as consultant to Middle East Partnership Initiative Alumni Network Algeria (US State Department PRogram in MENA region) and since 2011 has been an active participant at the DOHA forum. She has published in Algiers BAr Magazine, International Journal for Not-for-Profit Law, 2007 Global Integrity report. She is fluent in Arabic, French and English.

Dr Rebwar Fatah

Email: rebwaratmideastconsultancy [dot] com or infoatmideastconsultancy [dot] com

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 cited in over two thousand immigration appeals, as well as family and criminal cases in which his expertise has been accepted. A number of media outlets and professional bodies also rely on his opinion, as well as IOM, UNHCR, and national government bodies.

Dr Fatah’s commercial and financial knowledge of the Middle East and the western market, coupled with his deep knowledge of technology and its implementation makes him unique in his field. He regularly visits the Middle East conducting fact-finding missions to ensure that his knowledge is up to date and based on reliable information. Dr Fatah speaks most of the Middle Eastern languages as well as their various dialects.

Dr Fatah’s Country Expert Reports cover a wide range of issues, including general security (examining the actions of state and non-state actors) and sufficiency of protection, crimes of honour, healthcare, corruption, employment markets, and at-risk groups of different sexual, religious, political and cultural profiles.

Dr Jacob Mundy

Email: jmundyatcolgate [dot] edu

Dr Jacob Mundy is a country specialist with Amnesty USA, and has written support letters for several asylum and refugee cases in the US and UK for peoples from northern African countries. He is the co-author of the book Western Sahara: War, Nationalism and Conflict Irresolution with Stephen Zunes. He is also the author of several chapters and articles related to the Western Sahara conflict. His dissertation, grounded in an extended research visit to Algeria, examines the international politics surrounding the civil war in Algeria in the 1990s. He is willing to discuss the writing of reports on persecution in Northwest Africa. 

Dr George Joffé

Email: gj235atcam [dot] ac [dot] uk or emailatgeorgejoffe [dot] com
Skype: george.joffe

Professor Joffé, Director, Centre for the Study of International Relations in the Middle East and North Africa, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge. From 1997-2000 Professor Joffé was the deputy-director of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, London; member,  EuroMeSCo Network;  from 2007-10, visiting fellow at the Centre for Islamic Studies, University of Oxford;  currently a senior member of St Antony’s College and he is an analyst for NOREF; Consultant, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the  US State Department. He has also advised the European Commission (DG Relex), EuropAid and the new External Action Service. He is prepared to provide country of origin experts witness statements for Morocco including the Western Sahara, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Israel-Palestine, Lebanon, the GCC states, Yemen, Iran, Iraq and Chad.