Rights in Exile Programme

Refugee Legal Aid Information for Lawyers Representing Refugees Globally

Western Sahara - COI

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Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

Email: e [dot] fiddian-qasmiyehatucl [dot] ac [dot] uk
Dr Fiddian-Qasmiyeh is a Departmental Lecturer in Forced Migration at the Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford. Her current research focuses on the impact of the protracted Sahrawi refugee situation on gender relations. She has worked as a Legal Advisor for refugees in Cairo (with AMERA-Egypt), as well as on Amnesty International Australia's Refugee Team in Sydney. She was a legal clerk at the International Criminal Court. She is able to comment on general conditions in the Western Sahara, issues surrounding Family Visits, and conditions in the refugee camps in Algeria.

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 as well as other issues in North African affairs. He is willing to discuss the writing of reports on persecution in Northwest Africa.

Dr. Jaques Roussellier

Email: roussellierathotmail [dot] com

Dr. Roussellier is an international political consultant and instructor at the American Military University. He has worked for the World Bank, UN and as a Human Rights Advisor for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (1992-1997). He served as spokesperson for the United Nations Peace-Keeping Operations in Western Sahara (1999-2001), where he was actively engaged in UN activities in the region and developed relationships with key constituencies. He has written several articles and briefs focusing on Western Sahara.

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.