Khalid (Soran) Khedri

Khalid (Soran) Khedri

Birmingham Law School
Doctoral researcher

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


  •  LLB (Law), University of Southampton
  •  LLM (International Criminal Law and Practice), London South Bank University
  •  MA-Res (Legal Theory), Queen Mary University-London
  •  PhD Candidate, University of Birmingham


 I Khalid (Soran) Khedri, upon a graduation started LLM in international Criminal law and Practice. I then worked with Rokhsana Law firm for one year. I then started my second Master in legal Theory. I speak four languages fluently, Kurdish (Hawrami-Sorani), Persian, Arabic and English. Regular contributor varies newspapers and Satellite Channels on issues concerning Iranian domestic and foreign policies and Kurdish issue in the Middle East.

Doctoral research

PhD title
Centrality of the concept of sovereignty in the development of International Law. 
Professor Mohammad (Shahab) Shahabuddin
Law PhD / PhD by Distance Learning / MPhil / MJur


My research investigates the role of sovereignty and colonialism in the development of international law. I am arguing that the pathos of distance as described by Fredrick Nietzsche played the most prominent role in the development of international law, and the relations between European and Non-European societies, sovereign states is not based on sovereignty but rather debtor-creditor is the most appropriate form of relation which can explain the historical relations between European and Non-European societies and sovereign states. 

Other activities

  • The Society of Legal Scholars
  • British Institute of International and Comparative Law


  • Re-Assessing the Use of Force against Terrorism under International Law: 78 2013 Jura.