Rights in Exile Programme

Refugee Legal Aid Information for Lawyers Representing Refugees Globally

Jordan - COI

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Judge Bruce J. Einhorn (ret.) (LGBTI)

Professor of Law, Pepperdine 
Director, Pepperdine Asylum and Refugee Law Clinic
Tel.: +001 (310) 506-4416
Of Counsel, Wolfsdorf Immigration Law Group
(310) 570-4088
Email: bjejudgeataol [dot] com

Judge Bruce J. Einhorn (ret.) was the primary draftsperson of the modern US law on asylum. He has worked to educate judges and conservative scholars on the maltreatment of gays and has done extensive research on Egypt, Saudi Arabia (e.g., gays and Shiites there), Syria, Yemen, and Jordan. In 2011 he lectured at Oxford University on the topic of anti-feminist actions from Islamic extremists, not all of whom are Muslim. Judge Einhorn is a member of the American Bar Association National Commission. He is Co-Chair of the ADL Latino-Jewish Roundtable of Greater Los Angeles, that covers issues such as immigration reform and the fight against nativism in the US.

Lubna Dawany 

Email: lubnadnathotmail [dot] com (lubnadnathotmail [dot] com)Phone:  00 962 79 8844668 or 00 962 79 5541901
Skype: Lubna.dawany

Lubna Dawany is an attorney based in Amman, Jordan.  Dawany is the founding member of human rights based organisations, including, Mizan and Sisterhood Is Global Institute (SIGI), Jordan. She is also the founder of the Jordan Association for Protection from Family Violence.  Dawany has developed expertise in honour crime through her extensive campaign and support work with women at risk of torture and honour murder.

Riad al Khouri, MLitt (Oxon)

Email: ralkhouriatgmail [dot] com
Phone: +962-779995000
Skype: riad.al.khouri

A Jordanian economist specializing in the Middle East, Riad has for over forty years trained, lectured, advised, and researched on a wide variety of socio-economic, business, and strategic topics such as good governance, migration, foreign aid, free trade agreements, post-crisis economies, strategic planning, cultural familiarization, conflict resolution, non-government organizations, and sustainable development. His mother tongue is Arabic, and he is also fluent in English, with a strong working knowledge of French. Riad lives in Jordan and is one of the region's leading experts on Jordanian affairs, working there at all levels with numerous international and local organizations, and writing and publishing widely on developments in the country from the early 70s to date.