Rights in Exile Programme

Refugee Legal Aid Information for Lawyers Representing Refugees Globally

Israel - COI

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Dr Reuven Ziegler

Email: r [dot] ziegleratreading [dot] ac [dot] uk

Dr. Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler is Associate Professor in International Refugee Law at the University of Reading, School of Law, where he is Director of the Global LLM programmes in Human Rights, International Law, and Advanced Legal Studies.  Ruvi is an Academic Fellow of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple; Convenor of the 'Civil Liberties and Human Rights' Section of the Society of Legal Scholars; Editor-in-Chief of the Refugee Law Initiative (Institute for Advance Legal Study, University of London) Working Paper Series; Research Associate of the Refuge Studies Centre, Oxford; and a Researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute, analysing the treatment of asylum seekers in Israel as part of the Democratic Principles project. Ruvi's public engagements include advising 'New Europeans'; 'Britain in Europe' academic expert; chairing the Oxford European Association; and serving on the advisory council of 'Rene Cassin'. Previously, Ruvi was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School’s Immigration and Refugee Clinic and with the Human Rights Program and a Tutor in Public International Law at Oxford. 

Ruvi's recently published book is 'Voting Rights of Refugees' (Cambridge University Press, 2017).  Ruvi's areas of research interest include International Refugee Law, Citizenship & Electoral Rights, Comparative Constitutional Law, and International Humanitarian Law.  Ruvi holds DPhil, MPhil, and BCL degrees from the University of Oxford; LL.M. with specialisation in Public Law from Hebrew University; and a joint LLB and BA from the University of Haifa. He was called to the Israeli bar in 2003.

Nigel Rapport

Email: rapportatst-andrews [dot] ac [dot] uk

Professor Rapport is a social anthropologist at the Univeristy of St Andrews, with extensive experience in Israel. From 1974-5 and 1978-9 he was living on a kibbutz (Yas'ur; Sarid); learning some modern Hebrew. From 1988-9 he was living in Sde Boker and Mitzpe Ramon, conducting research on contemporary Israeli and immigrant identities and lecturing on social anthropology at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. From 1963 to the present he has been conducting irregular visits to the country to partake in academic conferences and to see family and friends.

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.

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