Professor Dapo Akande has become the third member of the Faculty of Law to appointed to an international advisory panel of the American Law Institute. Dapo will be involved in the Institute’s project to develop the Restatement of the Law (Fourth) on the Foreign Relations Law of the United States. This project will update the influential Restatement Third of The Foreign Relations Law of the United States which is nearly 30 years old. Initial topics for consideration include jurisdiction, the domestic effect of treaties, and sovereign immunity.

Professor Akande has also been appointed to the International Group of Experts for the development of the 2nd edition of the Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare. The Tallinn Manual is developed by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence based in Tallinn Estonia. Although it is developed under the auspices of the NATO centre it does not represent the official position of NATO, its member states or of the Centre but instead expresses the scholarly opinion of the group of experts acting in their personal capacities.