Rights in Exile Programme

Refugee Legal Aid Information for Lawyers Representing Refugees Globally

Malaysia - COI

Prof Graham K. Brown

Professor of International Development, University of Western Australia

Email: graham [dot] brownatuwa [dot] edu [dot] au

Professor Brown is a political scientist with research interests in inequality, migration, and political violence. He specialises in Southeast Asia, and has conducted extensive field research in Malaysia and Indonesia in particular. He has also consulted extensively for international agencies, including the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UNESCO, and the UNDP in Thailand, Indonesia, and Timor-Leste. Professor Brown speaks Malay. 

Joshua Kurlantzick

Email: jkurlantathotmail [dot] com

Joshua Kurlantzick is Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he studies Asian politics, rights, and economics. He also has done extensive work on asylum cases for nationals from Vietnam, Myanmar, the Philippines, Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand, China, Indonesia, and other Northeast, Southeast and South Asian nations. His work has included analyses of the political environment, judiciary, and state of political and civil rights in many South, Southeast, and Northeast Asian countries, as well as assessments of criminal syndicates and trafficking in these states. He has worked with more than ten U.K. firms and multiple U.S. firms on nearly thirty asylum cases. He is the author of five books on Southeast Asian politics, institutions, rights, and economics. Kurlantzick also has been a Visiting Scholar in the China program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Fellow at the Pacific Council on International Policy, a Columnist for Time, a Special Correspondent for The New Republic, an Asian Correspondent for The Economist, and a Contributing Writer for Mother Jones, among other positions. He has twenty years of experience covering events in Asia, and writing about rights issues in Asia, for a range of periodicals including The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone, the London Review of Books, The Washington Monthly, The Washington Quarterly,  and Foreign Policy, among others.

 More information is available at: https://www.cfr.org/experts/joshua-kurlantzick

Amy A. Smith

 
Amy Smith is an executive director of Fortify Rights. Previously, Amy worked as a consultant focusing on regional migration and refugee protection issues with the Labor Migration and Trafficking Unit of the International Organization of Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Office for Southeast Asia. Amy served as the Myanmar and Thailand researcher for the International Secretariat of Amnesty International and worked with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Malaysia and Thailand, facilitating research and programming with urban and camp-based refugees from Myanmar. Amy authored numerous reports and publications on human rights and humanitarian issues, including for Human Rights Watch, and has experience providing legal representation and expert testimony for asylum seekers in the U.S. Amy is a licensed U.S. attorney with a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and a B.S. from Northeastern University. 
 

Dr Jacqueline Knörr

Email: knoerrateth [dot] mpg [dot] de

Jacqueline Knörr, Head of Research at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology and Extraordinary Professor at the Martin Luther University in Halle/Saale, Germany. Professor Knörr was brought up in Ghana and Germany and has for many years conducted extensive field research in Sierra Leone and the Upper Guinea Coast of West Africa more generally, as well as in Indonesia. She has worked as a Lecturer, Senior Researcher, University Professor, Scientific Director, and Consultant. She has served as expert witness for 20 years. Her regional expertise covers Insular Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Philippines,  Malaysia) and West Africa (Sierra Leone, Guinea, Gambia, Senegal, Liberia, Nigeria). Her areas of expertise include FGC/M, gender and human rights issues, ethnic and political persecution.

 

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