Rights in Exile Programme

Refugee Legal Aid Information for Lawyers Representing Refugees Globally

Congo - COI

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Dr Tony Barnett

Email: A [dot] S [dot] Barnettatlse [dot] ac [dot] uk

Dr Barnett is Professorial Research Fellow in LSE Health and Social Care in the Department of Social Policy and holds an honorary Chair at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is an interdisciplinary social scientist with a background in economics, philosophy, social anthropology, sociology and political science. He is able to advise on ethnicity in the Republic of Congo. He can particularly be referred to when determining whether a Congolese is MuNyamulenge. He is also willing to discuss claims made based on the adequacy of HIV/AIDS treatment in the Republic of Congo. 

Dr Brett Carter

Email: blcarter3atgmail [dot] com (Dr. Carter does not provide pro-bono services, respective charges are to be discussed directly)

Dr. Brett Carter is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University. He employs a range of research methods to understand how modern African autocrats retain power in the face of nominally democratic institutions. His current book manuscript focuses on the Republic Congo, ruled by President Denis Sassou Nguesso for all but five years since 1979. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, United States Institute of Peace, Social Science Research Council, and Smith Richardson Foundation, among others. Dr. Carter also writes the Congo chapter in the Africa Yearbook, published each year by Brill. He has spent several years in Congo since 2009. Dr. Carter received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University in 2014, where he was also a Graduate Fellow at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Dr. Carter received an A.M. from Harvard University, an A.M. from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. from the Virginia Military Institute. He was a Fulbright scholar in Senegal, taught at the University of Malawi, worked for a humanitarian NGO in northern Ethiopia, and has consulted for the United States Agency for International Development, World Bank, and United Nations Development Program. 

Dr Jeremy Rich

Email: jrichatmaryu [dot] marywood [dot] edu

Dr. Jeremy Rich is a specialist on central African politics and history, particularly on the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, and the Republic of Congo.  He served for over 5 years as a member of the Amnesty International USA Central Africa country specialist program.  Dr. Rich has extensive experience in reviewing applications of individuals seeking political asylum (particularly in the USA) and writing letters of support and affidavits on their behalf.  He was written 2 books and over 30 articles on Congolese and Gabonese history.  The US State Department has invited Dr. Rich to present on Gabonese politics and he also was an official observer of the 2016 Gabonese presidential election.  He is fluent in French and some familiarity with Fang, Lingala, and Kinyarwanda.   He currently teaches at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA.