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Dr Tony Barnett
Dr Barnett is Economic and Social Research Council Professorial Research Fellow in LSE Health and Social Care in the Department of Social Policy and holds is an honorary Chair at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has studied the social and economic impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic since 1986. In 1992, together with Piers Blaikie, he wrote AIDS in Africa: its present and future impact (Wiley, London and Guilford Press, New York). This was the world's first research-based account of the social and economic effects of the AIDS epidemic in Africa.In 2002, He was the co-author of the best-selling book "AIDS in the 21st Century: Disease and Globalization"(Palgrave Macmillan, London and New York, Revised 2006).He is willing to discuss claims made by Zimbabweans based on the lack of HIV/AIDS treatment in Zimbabwe.
Dr Hazel Cameron
Email: hc28st-andrews [dot] ac [dot] uk
Dr Cameron is a lecturer at the University of St. Andrews. She has academic expertise in Zimbabwean social and political matters including issues of state violence, torture, arbitrary arrest and detention, persecution, and revenge killings. Her research on social and political circumstances includes the challenges faced by Government critics, opposition movements, and civil society movements in Zimbabwe. She has also undertaken intensive study of Zimbabwean social and political affairs, including fieldwork in Zimbabwe since 2010. This has included studies with victims and survivors of state sponsored political violence from the period of Zimbabwaen independence in 1980 until current day, both within Zimbabwe and with the Diaspora. Dr Cameron has thirty years experience as a witness in Courts of law at all levels including experience as an expert witness in extradition cases. She is fully conversant with the duties and responsibilities of an expert witness to the court.
Dr Treasa Galvin
Email: treasa [dot] galvingmail [dot] com
Treasa Galvin is now a Senior Lecturer and a co-ordinator of the Master's Degree in Development Practice at the University of Botswana. Previously, she taught at Trinity College in Dublin and at the University of Zimbabwe. She is a social anthropologist and teaches now Anthropology and Sociology. Her reasearch interests are in migration and refugee movements, ethnic relations, kinship and family structures and social changes and developments issues in Southern Africa. Dr Galvin has conducted research in Zimbabwe, Ireland, Botswana, Swaziland and South Africa and has successfully provided expert opinion reports for asylum-seekers.
Professor Diana Jeater
Email: diana [dot] jeateruwe [dot] ac [dot] uk
Professor of African History, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, Diana Jeater has eight years' experience providing expert reports for professionals and organisations representing Zimbabwean asylum seekers and refugees. Professor Jeater has also provided expert reports in child abuse and witchcraft cases and is an expert speaker in the HJT Training workshop for lawyers working in asylum and refugee law.
Laura Young, JD, MPH
Email: lyoungprorightsconsulting [dot] com
Laura is a US-trained human rights lawyer based in Nairobi, Kenya who works across sub-Saharan Africa as a consultant on governance and human rights for USAID, the UN, governments, and international NGOs. Laura has published numerous articles and reports focused on conflict dynamics, gender, minority rights, transitional justice, migration, health, and other human rights issues in the African context. Laura has provided expert input for immigration and asylum cases in both the US and UK, focused on LGBT, FGM/C, domestic violence, trafficking, access to health services (including mental health and HIV), ex-combatants, ethnic minorities, disability access, police protection, and other key issues.
Reports, Commentaries and relevant Documents
- Commentary on the April 2012 Zimbabwe OGN.Published by Still Human, Still Here with commentaries on the Operational Guidance Notes (OGN) issued by the UK Border Agency on Zimbabwe. This is intended as a tool to assist legal practitioners identify the relevant country of origin information and to help ensure that all relevant material is considered by decision-makers.
- Commentary on the April 2011 Zimbabwe OGN.Published by Still Human, Still Here with commentaries on the Operational Guidance Notes (OGN) issued by the UK Border Agency on Zimbabwe. This is intended as a tool to assist legal practitioners identify the relevant country of origin information and to help ensure that all relevant material is considered by decision-makers.