Biography

Dapo Akande

Dapo Akande

Professor of Public International Law, University of Oxford

Dapo Akande is Professor of Public International Law, University of Oxford where he is also Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations Programme, of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict and Yamani Fellow, St Peter’s College. He has held visiting professorships at Yale Law School (where he was also Robinna Foundation International Fellow), the University of Miami School of Law and Catolica Global Law School, Lisbon.  He is a member of the boards of several journals, academic and professional organizations, including: the Editorial Boards of the American Journal of International Law and the European Journal of International Law; and the International Advisory Panel for the American Law Institute’s Restatement Fourth, The Foreign Relations Law of the United States. He is founding editor of the scholarly blog: EJIL:Talk!

Dapo has worked with states, non-governmental organizations, United Nations organs, the African Union Commission and the Commonwealth Secretariat on a wide range of international law issues. He has advised in cases before several international tribunals and national courts. He has varied research interests within the field of general international law and his publications has published on the law of armed conflict, international criminal law, the law of international organizations, human rights law and international dispute settlement.