Ashika Singh

Ms. Singh is an associate and a member of the International Dispute Resolution Group at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Prior to joining Debevoise, Ms. Singh was the Forrester Fellow at Tulane University Law School. From 2011 to 2015 she was an Attorney-Adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State, where she advised the Department on various legal issues relating to military operations, counterterrorism, and diplomatic security. She also represented the United States before multilateral bodies and coordinated with the interagency on international legal claims in Guantanamo military commission prosecutions and other federal cases. Ms. Singh received Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards from the State Department for her work on Guantanamo detainee issues and human rights in armed conflict.

Ms. Singh is currently the co-chair of the International Humanitarian Law Committee of the American Branch of the International Bar Association and a member of the Program Committee of the American Society of International Law.  Ms. Singh obtained her J.D., magna cum laude, from New York University School of Law, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and an editor for the NYU Law Review. She also received an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge and an A.B., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Harvard College.

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