Professor Dapo Akande awarded Ambassador’s Commendation

12 February, 2024

Professor Dapo Akande, Chichele Professor of Public International Law, has been awarded a commendation by the Ambassador of Japan to the United Kingdom, Ambassador Hajime Hayashi.

The Ambassador’s Commendation was awarded to Professor Akande “for his outstanding contribution to the progressive development of international law and his tremendous support for Japan’s efforts in strengthening the rule of law.”

At the award ceremony at the Embassy of Japan, Ambassador Hayashi noted Professor Akande’s participation in the work of international organizations including his membership of the UN International Law Commission, his briefings to the UN Security Council and his global educational efforts in public international law to the next generation of international legal scholars and practitioners. The occasion was marked by a dinner attended by family, friends and colleagues, including Professor Vaughan Lowe KC; Sir Frank Berman KCMG KC; and Sally Langrish, Director General and Legal Adviser at the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office.