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BIICL Trustee Nominated for International Law Commission

UK announces Professor Dapo Akande as candidate for the International Law Commission 2021

Members of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law will probably have seen that the United Kingdom has announced Professor Dapo Akande as its candidate for the election to the International Law Commission in 2021. Professor Akande will be well known our members and friends as one of our Trustees and even more so because of his work across the field of international law, both as an academic and a practitioner.

A leading scholar of international law, Professor Akande has written and researched widely across a range of topics, led critical and impactful international research projects, taught at a number of the United Kingdom's leading universities, and provided training on international law topics to Governments and lawyers around the world. Board positions for a large number of journals, learned societies, and civil society organisations across the world provide further evidence of his stature in the field.

As an international legal practitioner, Professor Akande has acted as a consultant to a number of international organisations, including the United Nations (UN), the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the International Criminal Court (ICC), the African Union (AU), the Commonwealth Secretariat and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). And as Counsel or Adviser, he has worked on international litigation before the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, international arbitral tribunals, the World Trade Organisation Dispute Settlement Bodies, the ICC and the European Court of Human Rights, as well as on cases involving public international law in domestic courts.

At the Institute we are delighted with Professor Akande's candidacy and the prospect of his contribution to the work of the International Law Commission. He is one of the most innovative, forward thinking scholars and practitioners in international law.
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