Following the recent trustee board meeting BIICL is delighted to announce that one of its two new trustees is Professor Dapo Akande.
Dapo Akande is Professor of Public International Law at the University of Oxford, where he is also Yamani Fellow at St Peter's College and Co-Director of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict & the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations. Dapo 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 Editorial Boards of the American Journal of International Law and the European Journal of International Law; of the Advisory Council of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law; and the International Advisory Panel for the American Law Institute's project on the Restatement Fourth, The Foreign Relations Law of the United States. He is founding editor of EJIL:Talk! Th eblog of the European Journal of International Law.
Dapo has advised States, international organizations and non-governmental organizations on matters of international law. He has advised and assisted counsel or provided expert opinions in cases before several international tribunals and national courts. He has worked with the United Nations organs, the African Union Commission and the Commonwealth Secretariat on issues relating to international humanitarian law, human rights law, international criminal law and terrorism.