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Located in Kabul, Afghanistan, CAPS is an independent, research centre that strives to conduct action-oriented research which will influence policy-makers. It works diligently towards building local capacity to produce conflict and threat assessments that will influence the safety and security of the people serving the governments, and international aid organizations.
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Mrs. Mallory Sutika Sipus (Replace ‘#’ with ‘@’ before sending email)


    * Master of Arts, International Human Rights Law (American University in Cairo, Egypt)

    * Graduate Diploma, Forced Migration and Refugee Studies (American University in Cairo, Egypt)

    * Bachelor of Arts, Double Concentration in History and Arabic, Armenian, Turkish, Persian, and Islamic Studies (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)


Mrs. Sutika Sipus joined CAPS in September 2012 as the Senior Research Analyst, where she provides support to the Deputy Head of Research and critical input on all facets of the research process including project design, data collection and analysis, and writing. Currently, Mrs. Sutika Sipus primary research at CAPS focuses on insider attacks on Coalition Forces, as well as various security and legal challenges facing the 2014 Transition process.

Mrs. Sutika Sipus has extensive field experience working as a Researcher in Afghanistan. Prior to joining CAPS, she held a Research Officer position at The Liaison Office (TLO) in Kabul where her work primarily focused on Socio-political developments in Southern Afghan provinces such as Uruzgan, as well as human rights concerns for Afghan Civilians.  

With a background in international human rights law and international humanitarian law, Mrs. Sutika Sipus has presented her research at various conferences such as the 7th Global Conference on War and Peace in Prague, Czech Republic in 2010 where she spoke on international accountability mechanisms for violations of humanitarian norms in the context of New War. She also served as a Contributor to the International Migrant Bill of Rights between 2009-2010, A two-year collaboration between American University in Cairo, Georgetown University Law Centre, and Hebrew University to produce a blueprint for the protection of the rights of migrants, drawing from all areas of international law, including treaty law, customary international law, areas of State practice and best practices.

Mrs. Sutika Sipus has also served as a Legal Case Manager at St. Andrews Resettlement Legal Aid Project in Cairo, Egypt where she provided pro bono legal assistance to Iraqi and Sudanese Refugees seeking Resettlement outside of Egypt. Simultaneously, she also held a position as a Teaching Assistant and Graduate Research Fellow in the American University in Cairo Law Department.

Mallory holds a M.A. in International Human Rights Law and a Graduate Diploma in Forced Migration from the American University in Cairo. She also holds a B.A. with a dual concentration in History and Arabic, Armenian, Turkish, Persian, and Islamic Studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. A Detroit native, she is currently based in Kabul Afghanistan with her husband Mitchell.



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