Dr Hasan Hafidh

Political Scientist

Dr Hasan Hafidh

Dr Hasan Hafidh is an experienced analyst who provides expert witness services including country of origin and document authentication reports for clients from the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region.

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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

Dr Hafidh is an experienced expert witness in immigration, asylum and human rights cases for clients and appellants coming from the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. He has given evidence in numerous cases.

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


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.

Qualifications & Professional memberships


  • BA (Hons)
  • MA (Taught)
  • PhD in Comparative Politics


  • BISA – British International Studies Association
  • BRISMES – British Society for Middle Eastern Studies
  • B.I.G – British Institute of Graphologists
  • NHA – National Handwriting Association


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

To view Dr Hafidh’s publications on ORCID visit: https://expertcourt.link/hasanhafidhpub

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