Rodney Dixon QC > Temple Garden Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Temple Garden Chambers
Temple Garden Chambers
1 Harcourt Buildings, Temple


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).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Public international law

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Rodney Dixon QCTemple Garden ChambersHis research is impeccable, leading to a full mastery of his subject, and he commits fully to every task that he undertakes.

London Bar > International crime and extradition

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Rodney Dixon QCTemple Garden ChambersVery approachable, with a razor-sharp intellect.