Legal advice on UK Air Strikes on Syria

Over the weekend I commissioned advice from Professor Dapo Akande, Professor of Public International Law at Oxford University and one of the UK’s pre-eminent legal experts on international law, on the legality of the strikes on Syria carried out in the early hours of Saturday morning. I commissioned the advice because I wanted to be certain of the legal position on the strikes. MPs and the public should not have to rely on the partial information about legality released by the Government.
There is a clear public interest in this expert and impartial advice from Professor Akande and that is why I am releasing it here in full. The Government should do the same with their advice.