Rights in Exile Programme

Refugee Legal Aid Information for Lawyers Representing Refugees Globally

Morocco - COI

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Dr Hein de Haas

Email: h [dot] g [dot] dehaasatuva [dot] nl

Dr Hein de Haas is Co-Director of the International Migration Institute(IMI) of the Department of International Development and the University of Oxford. His research focuses on the links between migration and processes of development and globalisation. He has carried out extensive fieldwork in the Middle East and North Africa and, particularly,  Morocco. He has published on a wide range of issues including the impact of migration on social, political and economic change in countries of origin, remittances and transnationalism,  and migration determinants.

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. He is willing to discuss the writing of reports on persecution in Northwest Africa.

Dr George Joffé

Email: gj235atcam [dot] ac [dot] uk

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. 

Dr Souad Eddouada

Email: eddouadaatyahoo [dot] com

Dr Souad Eddouada is an Academic Director of the School of International Training (SIT) program on Migration and Transnational Identity since 2010 and Professor at Iben Tofail University in Kenitra, Morocco. Her five years involvement with SIT migration programme implied a daily work with migration studies students, activists and policy makers on issues related to migration, refugees and asylum seekers. Her direction of the program involves designing and teaching classes on: Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Morocco, Moroccan Residents Abroad, gender and migration and Post 2011 uprisings social movements that includes migrants and refuges movements in Morocco. In addition to her academic work on women Left behind, Souad also supervises students research on migration, refugees and asylum seekers. Since 2010, Souad has supervised around 138 research projects on Moroccan Migration Policy and migrants and refugees rights, migrants activism from Africa South of the Sahara, migrant single mothers in Rabat and elsewhere in the country. She has studied in Mohammed V University and has been a Post Doctoral fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton New Jersey, at Lund University in Lund. Conducted research in Tunisa and gave lectures in Finland, Stockholm Sweden, Germany, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Spain, Italy and published widely in her field.

Dr Katja Žvan Elliott

Email: k [dot] zvan-elliottataui [dot] ma

Katja Žvan Elliott is an Assistant Profeddor in North African and Middle East Studies at Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco. She has lived and worked in Morocco sunce 2012. Her research focusses on gender, legal reforms, and politics in Morocco. She is currently conducting ethnographic research on gender-based violence and lack of legal protections, which involves working with a local NGO and its Listening Centre for Victims of Violence, and accompanying their clients to court, various local administrative units, police stations, and medical facilities. Prior to this research project she wrote on the politics of 2004 Family Law reform which again involved in-dept ethnographic fieldwork in one of Morocco's poorest provinces in the south of the country.