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Rodney Dixon QC

Work 020 7583 1315
1 Harcourt Buildings (Temple Garden Chambers)


Rodney Dixon combines a practice at the national and international levels in public law, human rights and criminal law. He has expertise in international criminal law, humanitarian law, and public international law acting on behalf of governments, political leaders, military officers, international organisations, companies, NGOs, and victims. His international work covers all international criminal courts for trial, appeaf·and review proceedings Privy Council cases; UN and civil claims; bilateral investment treaty matters; territorial and border disputes. He regularly appears in cases before the International Criminal Court (ICC), including on behalf of the government of Kenya in the Kenya situation, Mr. Abdullah Al-Senussi in the Libya situation, and in the Sudan situation in the case concerning president Al Bashir of Sudan and on behalf of victims from Darfur in a case against rebel leaders. He has prosecuted and defended before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) including as defence counsel on behalf of the former Prime Minister of Kosovo in protracted trial, appellate and retrial proceedings. He acted on behalf of the government of Rwanda before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). He has consulted in respect of the prosecution and defence of war crimes to be tried before the War Crimes Division of the High Court of Uganda. Domestically he specialises in administrative and public law particularly in the fields of foreign relations, the military, terrorism, education, inquiries, prison law, health and safety, and customs. He has been involved in proceedings on behalf of the Foreign Office, the Ministry of Defence and other Government departments.


1995-1999: Office of the Prosecutor, ICTY, The Hague; called to the Bar in 2000. Publications include co-author of Archbold International Criminal Courts (4th ed. Sweet & Maxwell); co-editor of International Criminal Law Reports (ICLR); contributor to Commentary on the Rome Statute of ICC; visiting senior research fellow, department of war studies, King’s College.


BA LLB (Rhodes University, SA); Notre Dame University, Indiana (LLM International Law); D Phil Candidate (Oxford University).

London Bar

International crime and extradition

Within: International crime and extradition – Leading silks

Rodney Dixon QC - Temple Garden ChambersInstructed by states and individuals for international criminal law.

Within: International crime and extradition

Temple Garden Chambers includes senior silks handling international criminal law, alongside a growing extradition team. Karim Khan QC is representing Abdallah Banda, a rebel leader in Sudan accused of attacking United Nations-backed African Union peacekeepers, while Rodney Dixon QC advises the government of Comoros on commencing an ICC investigation into the 2010 boarding of the Comorian-flagged MV Mavi Marmara by the Israel Defence Forces. The boarding of the vessel, which had sailed towards Gaza in spite of an Israeli blockade of the territory, resulted in the death of ten people.

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Public international law

Within: Public international law – Leading silks

Rodney Dixon QC - Temple Garden ChambersAn excellent QC, very experienced in the field of public international law.

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