Dapo Akande

About/Bio

Dapo Akande is one of the editors of EJIL:Talk! He is Chichele Professor of Public International Law at the University of Oxford. He is also a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and Co-Director of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law & Armed Conflict. Dapo is a member of the United Nations International Law Commission and a barrister at Essex Court Chambers.

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Our Most Read Posts of 2021

As the year draws to a close and we move into 2022, I would like to thank our readers for coming back to us time and again over the course of the year. I also wish you all a very Happy New Year. Below is a list of our most read posts of 2021. In 2020, the…

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EJIL: The Podcast! Episode 12 – “No Licence to Kill”

In this episode, Marko Milanovic, Philippa Webb and I discuss the legal issues that arise from targeted killings conducted by states outside their territory. We begin with a discussion of the recent blockbuster judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case concerning Alexander Litvinenko (Carter v. Russia, no. 20914/07, 21 September 2021). In that…

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The Oxford Statement on International Law Protections in Cyberspace: The Regulation of Ransomware Operations

In the past few months, nothing has reminded everyone of the etymology of the expression ‘computer virus’ like ransomware. This form of malicious code is delivered through a vulnerability in the victim’s system, such as a phishing email or password spraying, infiltrating and potentially crippling it like a disease. Specifically, ransomware is used to encrypt user data and…

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