Asim Qureshi graduated in Law (LLB Hons) LLM, specialising in International Law and Islamic Law. He competed his PhD in International Conflict Analysis from the University of Kent.
He is the Research Director at the advocacy group CAGE, and since 2003 has specialised in investigating the impact of counterterrorism practices worldwide. He has published a wide range of NGO reports, academic journals and articles. In 2009, he authored the book Rules of the Game: Detention, Deportation, Disappearance and in 2018 A Virtue of Disobedience. Since 2010, he has been advising legal teams involved in defending terrorism trials in the US and at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.