Professor Dapo Akande has been appointed Chichele Professor of Public International Law at the University of Oxford and will take up the post in October 2023.
This position has been previously held by Professor Catherine Redgwell, Sir Humphrey Waldock QC, Sir Ian Brownlie QC, and Essex Court members Professor Vaughan Lowe KC.
Dapo Akande is currently a Professor of Public International Law at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford and a member of the United Nations International Law Commission.
Professor Akande has acted as counsel, advocate, adviser or consultant in cases before the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the European Court of Human Rights, international arbitral tribunals in mixed disputes, World Trade Organization and North American Free Trade Area Dispute Settlement panels. He has also acted as consultant/adviser in cases in national courts, including the UK Supreme Court.
Members of Chambers congratulate Dapo on his appointment.