Dapo Akande

Dapo Akande is University Lecturer in Public International Law at the University of Oxford and co-director for the Oxford Institute for Ethics Law and Armed Conflict. He has served as an advisor and consultant on rule of law issues for numerous prominent international institutions, including the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Commission of the African Union, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and International Lawyers for Africa.

Mr. Akande has also served as an advisor to Counsel on numerous international legal cases of significance for the field of transitional justice, including those heard at the International Court of Justice as well as national prosecutions for international crimes including two cases in the United States Military Commissions at Guantanamo Bay.

He has also provided training to government officials on matters of international humanitarian law and international criminal law, including officials from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the UK's Royal Navy, the Danish Government, the Government of Sudan, and leaders from the Asia-Pacific Region.