Professor Dapo Akande

Professor of Public International Law and Co-Director of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict at the Blavatnik School of Government; Fellow of St Peter's College


Professor Akande’s has published on aspects of the law of international organisations, international dispute settlement, international criminal law and the law of armed conflict. He has advised states, international organisations and non-governmental organisations on matters of international law. He has worked with the United Nations on issues relating to international humanitarian law and human rights law; acted as consultant for the African Union on the international criminal court and on the law relating to terrorism; and also as a consultant for the Commonwealth Secretariat on the law of armed conflict and international criminal law. He has also provided training on international law to diplomats, military officers and other government officials. He has advised and assisted counsel, or provided expert opinions, in cases before the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, international arbitral tribunals, WTO and NAFTA Dispute Settlement Panels as well as cases in England and the United States of America.


  • International law
  • International courts and tribunals
  • International criminal law
  • International organisations

Media experience

Professor Akande has extensive media experience, including many appearances on BBC television and radio, including the World Service. He has also commented widely in the national and international press.