Dr Hasan Hafidh

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Dr Hasan Hafidh


BA (Hons)

MA (Taught)

PhD in Comparative Politics

Professional memberships

BISA – British International Studies Association

BRISMES – British Society for Middle Eastern Studies

B.I.G – British Institute of Graphologists

NHA – National Handwriting Association


Dr Hasan Hafidh is an academic and expert analyst specialising in Middle East Politics and International Relations. After completing his PhD in 2017, Dr Hafidh has served various roles as a Teaching and Visiting Fellow at King’s College London, SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) and the University of Leeds. Dr Hafidh has vast experience as an expert witness and document examiner of all issues in his cited specialist areas of immigration, asylum and human rights cases for clients and appellants coming from the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region.

Experience of giving evidence

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Cases undertaken

Dr Hafidh has experience of providing country of origin and document authentication reports in various legal proceedings for UK, European and US clients. He is most commonly instructed in the following types of cases:

– Health Facilities

– Internal Relocation

– Human Rights

– Conflict, Security and Terrorism

– Sectarianism and Inter-Communal Issues

– Ethnic and Religious Minorities

– Stateless and Internally Displaced Peoples

– Middle East Diaspora

– Arabic Document Authentication

– Social and Political Identities

– Tribal Dynamics

– LGBTQ Issues

– Women and Youth Rights

– Military and Governance

Specialist assessments offered

Coming soon …


Civic Space and Sectarianism in GCC States: Dynamics of ‘Informal’ Civil Society in Kuwait and Bahrain beyond State Institutions,” in Studies of Ethnicity and Nationalism (SEN) Vol 19, Issue 1 (April 2019)

Transnational Securitization of Identity: Distinctions between Securitization and ‘Othering’ of Shias in Bahrain and Pakistan,” in Global Discourse, Vol 9, No 4, November 2019


Dr Hafidh is responsive to all country expert and document authentication requests. He is regularly instructed to provide expert evidence and ensures good response times. He currently dedicates his working week to consultancy services. Dr Hafidh is able to review documents including preliminary assessments and reasons for refusal claims, as well conduct interviews with clients at various times during the working week meaning that he is able to provide an assessment quickly and efficiently.

Instructing Dr Hasan Hafidh

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