Dapo Akande is the Yamani Fellow at St. Peter‘s College and Co-Director of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC) & the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations.
He has held visiting professorships at Yale Law School, the University of Miami School of Law and the Catolica Global Law School, Lisbon. Before taking up his position in Oxford in 2004, he was Lecturer in Law at the University of Nottingham School of Law (1998- 2000) and at the University of Durham (2000-2004) and taught international law at the London School of Economics and at Christ‘s College and Wolfson College, University of Cambridge (1994-1998).
He has varied research interests within the eld of general international law and has published articles on aspects of the law of international organisations, international dispute settlement, international criminal law and the law of armed con ict. His articles have been published in leading international law journals and his article in the Journal of International Criminal Justice on the „Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court over Nationals of Non-Parties: Legal Basis and Limits“ was awarded the 2003 Giorgio La Pira Prize.
Akande 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 trained diplomats, military officers and other government officials on international law. He has also 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.
He is the founding editor of the widely read blog of the European Journal of International Law EJIL:Talk! and has been a member of the boards of a number of journals, academic and professional organisations and one of the editors of the Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice.