Rodney Dixon practices both internationally and domestically in the fields of international law, public law, and human rights. He acts on behalf of Governments, political leaders, military commanders, international organisations, companies, NGOs, and victims. He specialises in public international law and international criminal law before all international, regional and national courts. Domestically, his expertise is in administrative and public law particularly in cases concerning foreign relations, the military, terrorism, public inquiries, extradition and mutual assistance, education, and health and safety.
Rodney Dixon’s international work covers all international criminal courts for trial, appeal and review proceedings; Privy Council cases; UN and civil claims; bilateral investment treaty matters; territorial and border disputes; international inquiries and investigations; actions before the International Court of Justice (ICJ); applications before the European Court of Human Rights and before the African Commission and African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights; and, private international law cases.
He regularly appears in Situations and cases before the International Criminal Court (ICC), including on behalf of the UK Government in the Preliminary Examination concerning Iraq; the Government of Kenya in the Kenya Situation; the Government of the Comoros in the Gaza Flotilla case; 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 represented the Government of Rwanda before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). He has acted and advised before other international and internationalised courts including the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), the Iraqi Special Tribunal (IST), the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), and the War Crimes Division of the High Court of Uganda.