Rights in Exile Programme

Refugee Legal Aid Information for Lawyers Representing Refugees Globally

Chad - COI

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Dr Jérôme Tubiana

Email: tubianaatgmail [dot] com

Jerome Tubiana holds a PhD in African Studies and is a specialist on Sudan (in particular Darfur), Chad and the Horn of Africa. Over the past fifteen years he has conducted or participated in around twenty field research missions in northern and eastern Chad, western and South Sudan and eastern Niger, initially focusing on the Tubu and Beri peoples. Since 2004, Jerome has worked in Sudan and Chad as a research consultant for various NGOs as well as for the United States Institute of Peace, USAID, the African Union and the UN Security Council Panel on the Sudan. Jerome’s expertise lies in conflicts, causes of conflicts, armed movements and peace processes.

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.

Lori Leonard (FGM/C)

Email: ll536atcornell [dot] edu

Lori Leonard is an International and Associate Professor in the department of Development Sociology at Cornell University. She has conducted field research and has written about FGM/C in Chad since 1993, with a focus on the practice in the south of the country and among the Sara. Her research looks, in particular, at the history of the procedures and their recent spread in some parts of the Moyen-Chari region. Her field research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (US), and she has published extensively on the topic. 

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