Khalil Dewan

Khalil Dewan
Researcher

Khalil Dewan is a Researcher at TRT World's Research Centre. His work focuses on the laws of war, counterterrorism and conflict related investigations. Prior to this, Dewan worked with IHS Markit's Middle East and North Africa Country Risk division in the United Kingdom, where he was responsible to capture political and security risk intelligence on the Qatar-Gulf Crisis and provide monthly briefings on the Yemen civil war. With over seven years experience, he has been consulted as a specialist researcher and consultant by NATO – The Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE), US Military Commission Legal Counsel, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV), Rights Watch UK and other human rights organisations. Issues include: US & UK counter terrorism measures, international law, armed groups and asymmetric warfare. Dewan graduated in LL.B Law (Hons.) and earned his LL.M in International Law from SOAS, University of London with a thesis focusing on the legality of US drone strikes outside the context of armed conflict in Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen. He was invited by U.K. Parliament in 2017 to submit evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Drones based on his fieldwork.