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Mr. Dapo Akande
Professor of Public International Law
Faculty of Law
University of Oxford

Biography Biography in PDF

Peace and Security
Self-Defense
The Right of Self-Defense in International Law
Video | Audio
(56 minutes)


Use of Force
The Prohibition of the Use of Force in International Relations
Video | Audio
(34 minutes)
Peace and Security
Self-Defense
The Right of Self-Defense in International Law
A. Legal Instruments
B. Jurisprudence
C. Documents
Letter from Daniel Webster, United States Secretary of State, to Lord Ashburn, Special British Minister, concerning the 1837 “Carline incident”, 6 August 1842.

General Assembly resolution 2625 of 24 October 1970 (Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations)

Security Council resolution 487 (1981) of 19 June 1981

The Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission, Claims Nos. 1-8.


Use of Force
The Prohibition of the Use of Force in International Relations
A. Legal Instruments
General Treaty for Renunciation of War as an Instrument of National Policy (“Kellogg-Briand Pact”) of 27 August 1928.

Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice, San Francisco, 26 June 1945.
B. Jurisprudence
C. Documents
General Assembly resolution 2625 of 24 October 1970 (Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations)