Rights in Exile Programme

Refugee Legal Aid Information for Lawyers Representing Refugees Globally

Yemen - COI

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

Email: bjejudgeataol [dot] com

Judge Einhorn is a member of the ABA National Commission on Immigration and a Lifetime National Commissioner of the Anti-Defamation League. He does extensive work on Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen, and Jordan.

Dr Rebwar Fatah

Email: rebwaratmideastconsultancy [dot] com or infoatmideastconsultancy [dot] com

Dr Rebwar Fatah is the founder and Managing Director of MECS. He has extensive knowledge of the Middle East and North Africa, and of Western involvement in that region. Dr Fatah has been working as a Middle East expert since 2000, and has produced hundreds of reports for court purposes. Dr Fatah's reports have been cited in over two thousand immigration appeals, as well as family and criminal cases in which his expertise has been accepted. A number of media outlets and professional bodies also rely on his opinion, as well as IOM, UNHCR, and national government bodies. Dr Fatah’s commercial and financial knowledge of the Middle East and the western market, coupled with his deep knowledge of technology and its implementation makes him unique in his field. He regularly visits the Middle East conducting fact-finding missions to ensure that his knowledge is up to date and based on reliable information. Dr Fatah speaks most of the Middle Eastern languages as well as their various dialects. Dr Fatah’s Country Expert Reports cover a wide range of issues, including general security (examining the actions of state and non-state actors) and sufficiency of protection, crimes of honour, healthcare, corruption, employment markets, and at-risk groups of different sexual, religious, political and cultural profiles.

Mr Martin Jerrett

Email: martin_jerrettatyahoo [dot] com

Mr Jerrett has been a community safety manager in Yemen with the Danish Demining Group (DDG) since 2012. Implementing DDG Armed Violence Reduction programmes via mine action and conflict management projects. Between 2008 and 2011, Mr Jerrett has worked on mapping tribes in Yemen, establishing the methodology and procured baseline data for the project. Mr Jerrett speaks Arabic and has also done extensive work in Libya and Iraq.

Dr George Joffé

Email: gj235atcam [dot] ac [dot] uk or emailatgeorgejoffe [dot] com

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 Soheir Stolba (FGM/C)

Email: soheir [dot] stolbaatgmail [dot] com

Dr Soheir Stolba is an applied anthropologist who has 28 years of experience in maternal/child health, family planning and reproductive health consulting. She has conducted a unique study on FGM/C in coastal areas of northern and southern Yemen, in cities and rural areas.  The study was funded by the Dutch Embassy and lasted about two and half years, resulting in raising awareness about the impact of FGM/C on family life. Many strategies were used to inform locals about the harmful health impact of FGM/C. The study utilised the media, conferences, physicians and midwives to advocate for a change to improve girls and women's lives. Locals joined committees to give testimonies and to discuss the impact of FGM/C on their lives. Dr Stolba's article on FGM/C is the only source of information on Takmeed, an FGM/C related practise.

Dr Charles Schmitz

Email: cschmitzattowson [dot] edu

Dr. Charles Schmitz is a professor of geography at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland where he has taught since 1999. Dr. Schmitz is a specialist on the Middle East and Yemen. He began his academic career as a Fulbright Scholar and American Institute for Yemeni Studies Fellow in Yemen in the early 1990s. Dr. Schmitz's current research interests include the political economy of development in Yemen, international law and the counter terror policy, international governance and failing states, and the sociology of contemporary Yemeni society.