Khalil Dewan

Senior Legal Investigator


Khalil is a Senior Legal Investigator at Stoke White focusing on International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights investigations, using open source intelligence methods. He has significant experience across the UK and Turkey in investigative research and analysis roles.

Khalil has worked with the UK’s Government Legal Department and IHS Markit’s MENA Country Risk team on the Qatar Gulf-Crisis and the Yemen civil war. He has been consulted by NATO – The Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE), Action on Armed Violence (AOAV), and Rights Watch UK. He has investigated torture in Syria; the use of targeted drone strikes and raids in Somalia; the impact of national security on human rights in the UK and civil liberty tensions in New Zealand.

Khalil regularly contributes with Bellingcat and Jane’s using open source (OSINT), social media (SOCMINT) and imagery (IMINT) intelligence methods which have been cited by international media. Khalil holds an LL.B (Hons.) and earned his LL.M in International Law from SOAS, University of London. He speaks English, Bengali and Arabic.